Program Details

CANCELLED; Will be rescheduled in 2014 --> Contemplative Art and the Five Elements

with Giovannina Jobson
November 16 / 9:30 AM - November 16 / 4:30 PM

11/12/2014: This program is being rescheduled for sometime in 2014. Please check back for more information. If you have questions, please contact Jackie Roberts (

Giovannina will lead us in meditation, contemplation and creative exploration of the Five Elements: Water, Earth, Fire, Air and Space. This program is not just for "artists" -- it is for anyone wanting to experience art in everyday life. Everyone who enjoys discovery and play is welcome!

This first Saturday, we will be working with the water element  -- very appropriate after the storms and flooding in the Front Range.  The workshop will dive into the qualities of this powerful and life supporting element, both in nature and in our own bodies.  We will explore water artistically and emotionally through meditation, contemplation practices and ritual.  Workshops on the other elements will be scheduled based on interest.

A healthy lunch and snacks will be provided. After registering, you will receive a lunch survey so we can plan for special dietary needs.

Space is limited to 24 participants (including staff), so please register early ... by Monday, November 11, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

STAFFING: We invite you to help staff this program if you have some experience with contemplative art, Way of Shambhala staffing, or have completed Shambhala Training Level III. Until the coordinator is announced, the staffing contact is Jackie Roberts ( or sign up via SMCD's Volunteer webpage HERE (link disabled).

Awareness practice is not just sitting meditation or meditation in action alone. It is a unique training practice in how to behave as an inspired human being. That is what is meant by being an artist.

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche


Giovannina Jobson
holds a Master Degree in Buddhist Studies and Contemplative Religions from Naropa University, and the Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University in Expressive Arts.  She teaches several Buddhist philosophy and practice courses for the Religious Studies Department and the Naropa Core Program. She also serves as the faculty liaison for the Shambhala Training Levels offered through the Boulder Shambhala Center. She has taught at Naropa since 2000, is a senior student of the founder Trungpa Rinpoche and is an (Upadyaya) ordained Buddhist minister, an authorized meditation instructor and teacher trainer.

There are a few partial scholarships available. If you need to make special payment arrangements or discuss a partial scholarship for the $55 program fee, please contact Carolyn or Todd Pickton in advance of this Program at: Thank you

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