Program Details

Waking Up the Sacred: Vancouver Shambhala Arts Festival- CANCELLED

with Margaret Jones Callahan
March 23 / 9:00 AM - March 24 / 4:00 PM


The Shambhala Art teachings are about discovery and play, the universal nature of creativity and communication. They explore what it means to see things how they are. They uncover inspiration's source, its manifestation and how it speaks to us. These teachings offer a contemplative view and path that can be put into practice within any artistic discipline. They do not teach a particular skill such as painting, sculpture, or dance. These teachings are based on the Dharma Art teachings of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Part One: Coming to Your Senses
Clear perception is the basis of genuine art. Through a series of exercises, Part One explores the process of perception, highlighting both clarity and obscurations.
Part Two: Seeing Things as They Are
Art-making can be an inquiry into what is true. Trungpa Rinpoche taught dharma art as a way of investigating relative truth and absolute truth, which he called 'sign' and 'symbol.' Part Two points us in the direction of non-conceptual knowing.

(Price includes both days and art materials fee.)
Friday, March 22, 2013

Glimpses of Space: Arts Show - 7-9pm (free)

This is a community arts show that is free and open to all. The artists will be in attendance and will join Margaret and you in dialogue about "what is dharma art?"

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sounding the Silence: Music and Poetry potluck night (free) - 5-8pm

This is a community gathering that will begin with a potluck followed by a music and poetry night. It is free and open to all. Please feel free to join us and bring a potluck dish  (and an instrument or poem!).  Please use this link to RSVP.


Artists wishing to show their contemplative work should contact Rolf Erni.

Poets and musicians please contact Joel Kroeker.

There will be a limit to the number of submissions due to limited space. 


There is no prerequisite for this course: OPEN TO ALL!

To register click on the button below. Once you have completed your registration, you will have the option to pay online via PayPal. Please consider paying online as it will speed up the registration process.

Generosity Policy applies with pre-approval of the registrar.

For more information on this program contact registrar Walter Coates.

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