Program Details

Shambhala Art: Part Two

with Tom Semmes
November 23 / 9:30 AM - November 23 / 5:00 PM

"The practice of dharma art is a way to use our lives to communicate without confusion the primordial and magical nature of what we see, hear, and touch.” Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

The Shambhala Art teachings are a path of learning to see clearly so we can express ourselves genuinely. Through a series of talks, discussions, and in-depth exercises, this course enriches our understanding of meditation practice and can focus our efforts in any creative field.

The Shambhala Art classes are relevant to both artists and non-artists alike. No special talents are necessary except an open mind and an interest in meditation and/or art.

Shambhala Art Part Two looks at the difference between seeing things as they are as opposed to how we think or imagine they are. We discover that everything has a felt presence to it as well as a thought sense that we bring to it. How these two ways of ‘knowing’ work together can empower or obstruct our creative and viewing processes.

Suggested donation: $75/$60 if prepaid by November 1

“Awareness practice … 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

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