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Shambhala Art Intensive 2008 Los Angeles

These pictures are from the Shambhala Art Intensive (All Five Parts of the Program) held in January at the Los Angeles Shambhala Meditation Center.  NOTE: If you click on the full screen icon and then “show info” you will be able to see the titles and any addition informations on the pictures. Please understand that the offerings that appear at the Shambhala Arts Festivals as well as the results of exercises at Shambhala Art Programs are not necessarily examples of “enlightened art,” rather examples of it maker(s) attempt to understand and work with the Shambhala/Dharma Art teachings.

 

Shambhala Arts Festival 2007 Los Angeles

The 2007 Shambhala Arts Festival in Los Angeles.  The Shambhala Arts Festival is an annual international celebration of art forms that appear to embody the principles found in the Shambhala Art teachings.  Sakyong Mipham Rinpoce has designated a day for such celebrations called Shambhala Art Day, which takes place on or around the Spring equinox.    (Note: Shambhala Art is a set of teachings and an educational program, and Shambhala Arts are art forms that appear to embody aspects of the teachings.)  Please note that the offerings that appear at the Shambhala Arts Festivals as well as the results of exercises at Shambhala Art Programs are not necessarily examples of “enlightened art,” rather examples of it maker(s) attempt to understand and work with the Shambhala/Dharma Art teachings.

 

Shambhala Arts Festival 2008 Los Angeles

The 2008 Shambhala Arts Festival in Los Angeles.  The Shambhala Arts Festival is an annual international celebration of art forms that appear to embody the principles found in the Shambhala Art teachings.  Sakyong Mipham Rinpoce has designated a day for such celebrations called Shambhala Art Day, which takes place on or around the Spring equinox.    (Note: Shambhala Art is a set of teachings and an educational program, and Shambhala Arts are art forms that appear to embody aspects of the teachings.)  Please understand that the offerings that appear at the Shambhala Arts Festivals as well as the results of exercises at Shambhala Art Programs are not necessarily examples of “enlightened art,” rather examples of it maker(s) attempt to understand and work with the Shambhala/Dharma Art teachings.

 

Shambhala Arts Festival 2009 Los Angeles

The 2009 Shambhala Arts Festival in Los Angeles.  The Shambhala Arts Festival is an annual international celebration of art forms that appear to embody the principles found in the Shambhala Art teachings.  Sakyong Mipham Rinpoce has designated a day for such celebrations called Shambhala Art Day, which takes place on or around the Spring equinox.    (Note: Shambhala Art is a set of teachings and an educational program, and Shambhala Arts are art forms that appear to embody aspects of the teachings.)  Please understand that the offerings that appear at the Shambhala Arts Festivals as well as the results of exercises at Shambhala Art Programs are not necessarily examples of “enlightened art,” rather examples of it maker(s) attempt to understand and work with the Shambhala/Dharma Art teachings.

 

Calligraphies by Chögyam Trungpa 1980

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche created 25 calligraphies as part of a fundraising effort to help pay for the 1981 Art Installation at the Los Angeles Instititue of Contemporary Art. When asked why 25, he said “one for each Rigden.” They were created along with the plans for the installation in Los Angeles at the studio of Steven Saitzyk in 1980. All the calligraphies we sold at the fundraising auction. If you were one of the purchasers, please offer your comments on its history.  NOTE: If you click on the full screen icon and then “show info” you will be able to see the titles and any addition informations on the calligraphy.

 

Best of Shambhala Art

Although the Shambhala Art Program (formerly called the Dharma Art Program) was begun in 1996, with trial versions as early as 1994, we really did not start documenting it until 1998.  Over time we hope to add to this documentation.