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A letter written by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche on the occasion of the Naropa Institute’s first summer program in Boulder Colorado, July 1974. Pgs. 1-2, True Perception.
The term dharma art does not mean art depicting Buddhist symbols or ideas, such as the wheel of life or the story of Gautama Buddha.
Rather, dharma art refers to art that springs from a certain state of mind on the part of the artist that could be called the meditative state. It is an attitude of directness and unself-consciousness in one’s creative work.
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“ By simply being on the spot, your life can become workable and even wonderful . You realize that you are capable of sitting like a king or queen on a throne. The regalness of that situation shows you the dignity that comes from being simple and still. “ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Tired of Lady Luck turning your crank or the rooster-snake-pig powered wheel? Consider instead the immovable seat illumined by
Great Eastern Sun Vision and the 6 Ways of Ruling Your World from there. Turn the Golden Dharma Wheel that enables beings to travel the Shambhala Path and create Enlightened Society.
One way to do this is to bring artists in your community together to collaborate on a play about The 6 Ways of Ruling * by the Druk Sakyong and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Performance of this play would be the perfect way to help celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversaryof Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Parinirvana (April 4, 2012). The performance could happen around the Spring Equinox or later in the year.
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Please join us for our Shambhala Arts Festival as we celebrate the 5 Elements: space, air, fire, water and earth. We are surrounded by them, born of them, and cannot go long without them. May this offering alleviate the suffering of beings in Japan.
May earth be pacified, may water quell the heat of nuclear reactors, may wind disperse radioactive particles into space.
Opening Reception: 6:30pm Friday March 18 ….view artwork of sangha members, Bodhi School children, and friends followed by Milarepa film and talk on Karma at 7:00pm.
9:00am -evening Saturday March 19 Milarepa Day….join us to read aloud the poetic songs of the Kagyu Lineage
9:00am – 6:30pm Sunday March 20 a day of workshops in different media, performances, and socailizing
Go to www.baltimoreshambhala.org for more details
Shambhala Arts Day Community Celebration
Sun March 20th, 2011: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In Room(s): Main Shrine Room
Shambhala Art is a practice of creating something from nothing. In this evening community celebration, we will explore the teachings of Shambhala Art by engaging space through meditation and a series of sensory and creative exercises. The opportunity is to practice mindfulness in such a way that genuine expression of creativity arises in the moment.
“Genuine art tells the truth.” Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
“Shambhala Art is the essence of enlightened society.” Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
To artist or non-artist, the creative process often seems mysterious and magical. How do we give a physical reality to our inspiration so it communicates its essential nature? Shambhala Art’s purpose is to explore the creative process and the product we call art, from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline. It is a viewpoint that encourages us to see things as they are, rather than just how we think or imagine they are.
Shambhala Art does not teach a particular skill or technique such as painting, sculpture, or dance. It is about the source of inspiration, its manifestation, and how it speaks to us beyond the limits of its container. Once a view and a path are established it can be put into practice within any artistic discipline. Although the Shambhala Art teachings are inspired by Shambhala Buddhism, they are not in any way religious or about adopting a religion. They are about discovery and play, and the universal nature of creativity and communication.
Join us for a day of discovery and play. Register