Program Details

Shambhala Art Part 1: Coming to Your Senses

with Hamish Tucker & Charles Blackhall
April 19 / 9:00 AM - April 20 / 1:00 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

This is the first workshop in the five-part Shambhala Art program.

Shambhala Art is art that springs from the meditative state of mind. As a process, it brings wakefulness and awareness to the creative and viewing processes through the integration of contemplation and meditation. It does not teach a particular skill or technique such as painting, sculpture, or dance, but it is rather about the source of inspiration, its manifestation, and how it speaks to us. For more information about Shambhala Art, visit

Prerequisite: None—everyone is welcome.

Schedule: Saturday, April 19, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (lunch will be provided); and Sunday, April 20, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Suggested readings: See the following sections in True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art, by Chögyam Trungpa: “Dharma Art—Genuine Art”; “Discovering Elegance”; “Meditation”; “The Process of Perception”; and “Back to Square One”. This book is available for purchase in the Victoria Shambhala Centre’s bookstore.

Suggested price: $85.00. Generosity Policy applies.

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