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Without seeing things as they are, it is hard to create art. Our perceptions are obscured and our mind is not fresh, so making art becomes a troubled, futile process by which we're trying to create something based on concept.

-- Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Shambhala Art can be seen as a process, a product, and an arts education program. As a process, it brings wakefulness and awareness to the creative and viewing processes through the integration of contemplation and meditation. As a product, it is art that wakes us up. Shambhala Art is also an international non-profit arts education program based on the Dharma Art teachings of the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala Buddhism, Shambhala, and Naropa Institute. Read more >>

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Intensive Programs

Shambhala Art Intensives generally offer all five parts.  They are offered biennially in January in Los Angeles, and one is being offered in Los Angeles on January 3-7, 2018.  As of November 1st there are only 8 seats left available.  See: Shambhala Art Intensive.  The most recent Intensives were in Berkeley, Dechen Choling, France, and Melbourne. Please continue to check the Schedules page for programs world-wide.  You can also search for contemplative arts programs at Shambhala.   There are several videos of previous Intensives in Los Angeles in the Media Library.