Program Details

True Perception: Shambhala Art Parts I and II

with Sandra Ladley
November 30 / 7:00 PM - December 2 / 2:00 PM

To artist or non-artist, the creative process often seems mysterious and magical. How do we give voice to our inspiration so that it communicates its essential nature? Where does inspiration come from? Shambhala Art's purpose is to explore the creative process and art from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline. It is a viewpoint that encourages us to see things as they are, rather than how we think or imagine them to be.

Shambhala Art is an education program based on the Dharma Art teachings of the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala International, and Naropa University. Though inspired by Shambhala Buddhism, the Dharma Art teachings are not religious or about adopting a religion.  They are about discovery and play, and the universal nature of creativity and communication. 

During the weekend program, we will work individually and collaboratively to explore the creative process and the product we call art.  The program will include meditation, talks and discussion, movement, and creative exercises that can be put into practice within your life or any artistic discipline.  

Join us for the first two parts of a five-part curriculum that is being offered in the SF Bay Area in the upcoming months. Parts Three, Four, and Five will be taught by Acharya Arawana Hayashi in San Francisco January 11- 13, 2013.  Parts One and Two are prerequisites for attending the program with Acharya Hayashi. 

The program cost of $150 includes a materials fee.

Contact Sandra with your questions at

Pay by November 24th and get $25 off the program cost!

Learm more about the five-part Shambhala Art Program here.

Listen to an introductory talk “What is Shambhala Art?” given at a January 2007 Shambhala Art Intensive by Steven Saitzyk and Marcia Shibata.  18 Minutes, MP3 format. 4MB.

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