Program Details

Shambhala Arts Festival


March 21 / 7:30 PM - March 24 / 4:00 PM

Lighten Up! At the Baltimore


Shambhala Arts Festival


 


“Being an artist is not an occupation, it is your life, your whole being. From the time you wake up, until you go to bed, every perception you experience is an expression of vision.”   - Chogyam Trungpa


March 21-24Come celebrate the Spring Equinox, experience a variety of contemplative art forms and create with community. All invited!


Thursday, March 21


7:30-9:00pm   Be part of the ART OPENING for the Shambhala Arts Festival and reception for a special visual art exhibit by Baltimore artist, Matt Muirhead


After emigrating from England to the States in 1984, Matt has been a wanderer, living in Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Toledo, Buffalo, and Chicago before moving to Tokyo for three years and finally Baltimore. Through these travels, Matt has always sought expression through the medium of painting, film, and photography. In 2007 Matt moved to Baltimore after completing his second trip around the world as an artist in residence on Japan's PEACEBOAT: Global Voyage, a Japanese NGO. While on PEACEBOAT, Matt taught art and made short documentary films. Now in Baltimore, Matt has found a space in his painting where he infuses ideas of peace, environmentalism, and consciousness into his work.


 Friday, March 22


7:00pm                  Community artists, Buzz Merrick, Marta Vigerstad, Jen Parde, Sam and Ginny Schmidt, Asimina Chremos, Kate Kilian, and Artem Vovk celebrate in music, song, guitar and violin, poetry, and dance


Saturday, March 23


9:00-5:00   Contemplative Arts Groups


9-10            Qigong Review for those who have completed Levels 1&2


Ikebana Demonstration by Judy Bond


10-12            Calligraphy with Judy Bond


10-11            Voice and Chant – explore your voice through chant with Linda Catling and Jen Parde


11-12            Biodanza for All Ages – connect with life through authentic movement, music, and presence


12-1            Light Lunch


12-2            Community Mandala Weaving – interconnect with weaving with Jess Heley


1-2            The Wisdom of Gesture – embody meditation in action and gesture with Pamela Williams


2-3            Shambhala Art Parts 1-5 Overview – find out what you always wanted to know about the Shambhala approach to art and creativity with Shambhala Arts teachers


2-3            Opening to Poetry Thru Your Body, Your Senses, and Your Heart with Joan and Autumn


3-4            Spacious Creativity for Ages 11-100 - bring your body, knitting, painting, drawing, voice, guitar, writing tools or any art medium of our choice to explore boundless creativity and space awareness with Philadelphia artist, Asimina Chremos


4-5            Art Tea and Share – share a poem, comment, thought, drawing, creation from the day


 


10-5          Art Activities for children ages 7 and up


10-11            Pots and Plants – celebrate the Spring Equinox with our Shambhala Garden Deleg


11-12            Biodanza for All Ages - connect with life through authentic movement, music, and presence


12-1            Light Lunch


12-2            Community Mandala Weaving – interconnect with weaving with Jess Heley


1-2            Quiet Time and Stories – take a break, listen, and relax


2-3            Seasonal Crafts – create a fan, crown, and expression of the sun with art teacher, Robin Williams


3-4            Decorative “tea” Cookies – create vibrant cookies for tea with Marta Vigerstad


4-5            Art Tea and Share - share a poem, comment, thought, drawing, and creation from the day


To reserve a spot in a particular contemplative arts group email: arts@baltimoreshambhala.org or sign up on the bulletin board at the Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center starting March 18th.


 


Sunday, March 24


2:00-4:00pm  Movie showing of “When the Iron Bird Flies” and closing tea


“When the iron bird flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan people will be scattered like ants across the face of the earth.
~ 8th century – Guru Padmasambhava


WHEN THE IRION BIRD FLIES takes us on an up-close and personal journey following the astounding path of one of the world’s great spiritual traditions from the caves of Tibet to the mainstream of Western culture. Along the way, the film tackles the provocative exchanges between Buddhist practitioners and scholars and Western scientists, psychologists, and educators now at the heart of the emergences of a genuine Western tradition of Buddhism. The film investigates the question: “In these increasingly challenging times, can these age-old teachings help us find genuine happiness and create a saner, more compassionate 21st century world?”


 


 Suggested Donation: $10 per event or $50 for the weekend, $5 per child


 


Festival Information: arts@baltimoreshambhala.org


 


For a complete listing of groups and activities visitwww.baltimore.shambhala.org


 


 All events at the Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center


 


3501 St. Paul St. Baltimore, MD 21218  410-243-7200


 


 



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