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Shambhala Art Part 3: The Creative Process
October 3 / 7:00 PM - October 3 / 9:00 PM
The eye of desire dirties and distorts. Only when we desire nothing, only when our gaze becomes pure contemplation, does the soul of things (which is beauty) open itself to us.
– Hermann Hesse
There is such a thing as unconditional expression that does not come from self or other. It manifests out of nowhere like mushrooms in a meadow, like hailstones, like thundershowers.
– Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The creative process can be a form of meditation-in-action when it begins with coming to our senses and arriving at “square one.” We do this naturally when we unconditionally face a blank piece of paper, an empty stage, an idle instrument, or an unplanted garden and allow inspiration to naturally arise out of that space. If that inspiration is met with mindfulness and awareness, it can be given shape and form and built into a result that has a life and energy of its own that others can percieve and experience. The creative process is only half of the equation; the balance is an awakened viewing process that provides the means to fully perceive what is being communicated.
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