Schedules

Salon Shambhala Art, Marseille, France

with Andràs Hajdu
May 21 / 9:30 AM – May 21 / 5:30 PM

Comment approcher le monde?

De quel arbre en fleur?
Je ne sais –
Mais quel parfum !
             (Matsuo Bashô)

Lors des deux salons précédents, nous avons commencé à découvrir les goûts de concepts relatifs au programme d’apprentissage de Shambhala Art. Ainsi, nous avons introduit au menu “le retour à la case départ” et “l’agression”. Le premier avait une saveur inimitable, tandis que le deuxième un arrière-goût désagréable. Cette fois-ci, nous décortiquerons l’expérience humaine selon une recette très ancienne.

Comment parler de la soupe de tomate sans la goûter? Comment sentir le goût de la soupe de tomate en parlant à table? Comment l’image d’une boîte de soupe de tomate devient une icône du Pop art?

Ce salon propose de mettre la lumière sur notre approche mentale des choses, qui nous empêche souvent de les percevoir telles qu’elles sont. En même temps, nous aimerions faire découvrir quelques approches conceptuelles du monde, pour le voir sous des points de vue inhabituels et artistiques. À travers des contemplations, des témoignages en dyade et des exercices d’art méditatif, nous continuerons à explorer des champs proposés par Shambhala Art.

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A propos de l’enseignant : Andràs Hajdu est un artiste hongrois. Il est assistant-enseignant au sein de Shambhala Art. Il s’est installé en France après avoir été invité pour un post-diplôme aux Beaux Arts de Marseille. Avec le groupe Télénomade, il crée des spectacles multimédias réunissant des artistes hongrois et français. Il travaille pour la compagnie de théâtre de rue Ilotopie, qui tourne dans le monde entier. Depuis 10 ans, il poursuit la voie Shambhala et essaie d’incarner le Dharma dans sa pratique artistique.

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Go to Marseille’s website

 

Shambhala Art – Perception vraie, Geste authentique, Montpellier, France

with Herb Elsky
June 23 / 7:30 PM – June 25 / 6:00 PM

Les enseignements Dharma Art de Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoché ne se résument pas à « faire de l’art ». Bien au delà, ce dont il est question c’est comment se créer soi même à chaque instant, c’est le talent artistique de la vie elle-même, c’est aussi comment créer nos environnements, comment communiquer, nous exprimer face aux autres.

Programme

Ouvert à tous, ce programme combine les enseignements du Dharma Art avec les enseignements de Shambhala sur l’Audace d’être dans le moment présent, connecté à l’énergie et la magie d’être vivant.

Dans Shambhala Art, nous apprenons principalement à travers des expériences qui nous éveillent et nous mettent dans l’exploration et la découverte du Processus créatif :

Ouvrir notre esprit, libérer notre potentiel inné par la pratique de la méditation et d’exercices spécifiques,

Clarifier notre perception, s’accorder sur l’intériorité à travers nos perceptions sensorielles, notre ressenti, notre vision et intuition, écartant les filtres de nos schémas habituels,

Créer et exprimer, par des approches structurées et non structurées, avec formes et sans formes ou règles. A travers peinture, mouvement, voix, écriture, arrangement d’objet…, les exercices visent à aider chacun à de trouver sa propre voix, son mode unique d’expression.

Prix non Adhérent: 95 €

Prix Adhérent: 85 €

Etudiants, Petits revenus: 60 €

Go to Montpellier France’s website

 

Shambhala Art: Parts 1-2, London, England

with Claire van Rhyn

June 30th—July 2nd

Fri June 30th: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat July 1st: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Sun July 2nd: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
 
Price:

  • £160 Full Price
  • £130 Early Bird
  • £20 Deposit

The early bird registration fee of £130 is available until 23rd June after which time the fee will be £160.  A concession fee of £90 is available for those earning below £17,000 per annum and a concession fee of £70 is available for those earning below £12,000.  Please contact admin@shambhala.org.uk

Room: London meditation hall
 
Shambhala Art’s purpose is to discover the source of the creative process and the product we call art, from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline.  The Shambhala Art teachings are about the paradox between discipline and play; the universal nature of creativity and communication. The programme experientially explore what it means to see things as they are, as well as how to uncover the source of inspiration, its manifestation, and how it can inform our daily practice of connecting to the vividness of our world.

The Shambhala Art Programme is taught in five parts. This program will offer the first two parts:

Part One: Coming to Your Senses
Genuine art is based on clear perception. Through a series of experiential exercises, Part One explores the process of perception, highlighting both clarity and obscurations.

Part Two: Seeing Things as They Are
Art-making can be an inquiry into what is true. Trungpa Rinpoche taught Dharma Art as a way of investigating relative truth and absolute truth, which he called ‘sign’ and ‘symbol.’ Through exploratory exercises, Part Two helps us re-familiarise ourselves with non-conceptual ways of knowing.

Claire van Rhyn

Claire is a design researcher and educationalist. A student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, she teaches Shambhala Art in Europe and South Africa, and coordinates the programme in Europe. She has over 20 years experience in information design, art direction and participatory creative process. Her artistic practice includes performance, choreographic games making and digital-material installations. She has researched social cognition for Universities of Cambridge, Exeter and Roehampton. Her PhD research at the Royal College of Art is funded by the AHRC London Doctoral Design Centre.

 Additional Information

Friday: Registration 7.00pm, 7.30pm meditation/talk, 9.00pm finish 
Sat/Sun: tea/coffee 9.30am, start 10.00am, finish 6.30pm  
For further information please email: info@shambhala.org.uk

 

Shambhala Art Part 3: The Creative Process, Portland, Oregon

August 12 / 9:00 AM – August 13 / 5:00 PM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TUE AUGUST 9th

 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 perceive 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.

Please note, we are offering a tiered pricing system in order to encourage all program participants to offer the most generous amount according to their situation.  Our General Price reflects our actual costs for putting on programs.  Our Generosity Policy expresses our commitment to make our programs available to all regardless of what one can pay.  Our Patron Price invites generosity from those who are able to offer more, in support of all to attend. You can find out more on our website.

50% Repeat program discount

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Abbey Pleviak.

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Shambhala Art Part 4: The Power of Display, Portland, Oregon

October 27 / 7:00 PM – October 29 / 5:00 PM

The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.  It is always on his doorstep.
— Paul Strand

As we explore things as they are in greater and greater depth, we find many shapes, sounds, tastes, colors, and so on with patterns that suggest connections to the seasons, emotions, truths, and wisdoms.  Cultures throughout history have developed systems to merge their intuitive experience with their collective knowledge and display it through their arts.  In Part Four we focus on one of the most universal systems, the five elements: earth, water, fire, air (wind), and space, and how they form a Gestalt, mandala, or interconnected dynamic display.  In discovering the nature of these elements, we also learn about ourselves and our unique means of expression and how in spite of all our differences there is some universality to our communication.

Please note, we are offering a tiered pricing system in order to encourage all program participants to offer the most generous amount according to their situation.  Our General Price reflects our actual costs for putting on programs.  Our Generosity Policy expresses our commitment to make our programs available to all regardless of what one can pay.  Our Patron Price invites generosity from those who are able to offer more, in support of all to attend. You can find out more on our website.

50% Repeat program discount

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Abbey Pleviak.

Go to Portland’s website

 

Art + Life Retreat: Shambhala Art Parts 1 – 5, Michoacán, Mexico

with Shastri Sandra Ladley & Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

November 18th—November 25th

Art refers to all the activities of our life, including any artistic disciplines that we practice.  It refers not only to the formal practice of art, but to the artistry of life itself—our whole being.” —Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche

Price:

  • $515 Pay-It-Forward Tuition
  • $445 Full Program Tuition
  • $315 Subsidized Tuition

 Pay-It-Forward program tuition not including accommodations: $515 usd We invite all who are able to do so to consider paying the Pay-It-Forward tuition rate. By doing so, you make it possible for us to offer scholarships to others, particularly our Mexico sangha, while also covering the direct cost of your stay here and contributing to our year-round operations. 

Full program tuition not including accommodations: $445 usd   We invite all who are able to do so to pay the full tuition rate.  By doing so, you cover the direct cost of your stay here and contribute to our year-round operating expenses. 

Subsidized program tuition not including accommodations: $315 usd  If the full tuition is unworkable for you, please pay the subsidized rate if you can.  By doing so you contribute towards the cost of your being here and everything it takes to keep Casa Werma operating year-round.

Materials fee: TBD

Fees do not include the text, True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art (Boston, Shambhala, 2008), which must be purchased individually.

Description:

This Art + Life Retreat will include all 5 parts of the Shambhala Art training program. It will provide an opportunity for artists and non-artists alike to experience creativity and its genuine expression in all aspects of our lives.  The retreat includes teachings, meditation, awareness exercises, plus creative and group processes that help unlock a non-conceptual sense of expression that is available to us all.  In many traditions, artists train not only in their disciplines; they also train in awareness, confidence, and compassion.  The program draws from the teachings on the creative process developed by Tibetan meditation teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who said to artists, “You could play a tremendous role in developing peace throughout the world.” In our work together, we’ll build our capacity to do so and to share our inspiration with others.  We’ll close the retreat with a celebratory reception, “graduation,” and presentation of pins.  

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Shambhala Art Parts 1 & 2,  Stockholm, Sweden

with Claire van Rhyn and Stefan Magnusson

July 14 – 16

The purpose of Shambhala Art is to discover the source of the creative process and the product we call art, from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline.  The Shambhala Art teachings are about the paradox between discipline and play; the universal nature of creativity and communication. The programme experientially explore what it means to see things as they are, as well as how to uncover the source of inspiration, its manifestation, and how it can inform our daily practice of connecting to the vividness of our world.

The Shambhala Art Programme is taught in five parts. This program will offer the first two parts:

 Part One: Coming to Your Senses

Genuine art is based on clear perception. Through a series of experiential exercises, Part One explores the process of perception, highlighting both clarity and obscurations.

Part Two: Seeing Things as They Are

Art-making can be an inquiry into what is true. Trungpa Rinpoche taught Dharma Art as a way of investigating relative truth and absolute truth, which he called ‘sign’ and ‘symbol.’ Through exploratory exercises, Part Two helps us re-familiarise ourselves with non-conceptual ways of knowing.

Claire van Rhyn

Claire is a design researcher and educationalist. A student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, she teaches Shambhala Art in Europe and South Africa, and coordinates the programme in Europe. She has over 20 years experience in information design, art direction and participatory creative process. Her artistic practice includes performance, choreographic games making and digital-material installations. She has researched social cognition for Universities of Cambridge, Exeter and Roehampton. Her PhD research at the Royal College of Art is funded by the AHRC London Doctoral Design Centre.

Stefan Magnusson

Stefan is an Industrial Designer. A student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, he has practiced and taught Shambhala Art since 2007. Together with three friends back in 1993 he started the renowned design consultancy “No Picnic” and has since then developed and given shape to many products. He has developed methods for his clients that engages their emotional and intuitive intelligence and thus helped them to build a genuine and effective creative process. He is devoted to introducing a wholehearted and artistic approach to work-life.

Location: Lumshem – Creative Venue and Retreat place in Sweden.

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Shambhala Art Intensive: All Five Parts, Los Angeles, CA

Dechen Choling, France 2015

January 3-7, 2018, 9:30AM- 5:30PM

“When we apply meditation to art, there’s a quality of freedom in the artistic process.  Our art becomes something we discover rather than create.” Sakyong Mipham, from forward of Place Your Thoughts Here by Steven Saitzyk

“You could play a tremendous role in developing peace throughout the world.” Chögyam Trungpa, founder of the Shambhala and Dharma Art teachings that Shambhala Art is based on.

Shambhala Art’s purpose is to explore the creative process and the product we call art from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline.  The Shambhala Art teachings are about discovery and play, and the universal nature of creativity and communication.  The program will include teachings, meditation, awareness exercises, and creative and group processes that help to unlock a non-conceptual sense of expression that is available to all, artist and non-artist alike.  While Shambhala Art does not teach a particular skill such as painting or dance, it offers a view and a path to the creative process and its genuine expression in all aspects of our lives.

Shambhala Art works with:

  • Opening our mind, freeing our basic potential with meditation and exercises,
  • Clearing perception, tuning into ourselves and our world through our sense perceptions and insight, removing the filters of habitual patterns,
  • Creating and expressing, in structured and unstructured approaches, with form and without form or rules. Using brush and ink, movement, object arranging, voice, and writing…, the exercises are designed to help with finding one’s own voice and bringing insight into expression.

This intensive will offer all five parts of the Shambhala Art curriculum in one program.  Each part takes us deeper into what it means to see and experience things as they truly are and how inspiration arises from that discovery.

Part One: Coming to Your Senses

Part Two:  Seeing Things as They Are

Part Three: The Creative Process: Heaven, Earth and Human

Part Four: The Power of Display

Part Five: Art in Everyday Life and Feast of the Elements The training will close with a celebratory reception, “graduation,” and presentation of pins. 

Readings:    True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art by Chögyam Trungpa and Place Your Thoughts Here: Meditation for the Creative Mind by Steven Saitzyk

COST (note-as of August there are only 14 seats left available):

$465US Full Tuition
$395US Assisted Tuition is for those taking the following Teachers Training, full-time students, seniors, members of the Los Angeles Shambhala Center, and those in need. 
$175US Repeat Tuition

Price does not include food or housing.  A materials fee of approximately $15 will be assessed. Enrollment limited to 20 participants.

PROGRAM LOCATION: Westside Shambhala Center, 3877-A Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, CA 90066. Ph: 310 390-9009

TEACHERS:

Steven Saitzyk is the international Director of Shambhala Art and one of the founders of the Shambhala Art Program.  He is an Adjunct Professor Humanities and Sciences at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California.  He is also a painter and published author.  See:  www.stevensaitzyk.com.  He began his studies of Dharma Art and Vajrayana Iconography with Chögyam Trungpa in 1974 and since has practiced and taught meditation internationally for more than forty-five years. He is also painter, author, and his current book is titled, “Place Your Thoughts Here: Meditation for the Creative Mind.”

 

Anne Anderson Saitzyk received her MFA in painting from Claremont Graduate University and her BFA in illustration from Art Center College of Design. She serves as Director of Contemplative Arts at Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles and is a former Co-Director of Westside Shambhala. Anne met the Shambhala Buddhist dharma (and her future husband) through the Dharma Art program in 1997, is a student of Sakyong Mipham, a Shambhala Art teacher and Assistant Director of the program. She has been teaching painting and drawing at Art Center College of Design for 22 years and occasionally teaches in other parts of the world. 

REGISTRATION:

Advanced registration along with a 50% deposit is required to secure a place. The deposit becomes non-refundable 14 days before the start of the program.  Please consider early enrollment. This program has always filled to capacity.  Participants must enroll for the entire five day intensive. Participants may not skip any part and continue with the intensive.  Upon registration participants will be emailed a reading and materials list and a welcome letter with additional information such as local motels that are walking distance from the program. 

  • Please click on: Shambhala Art Intensive Registration 2018 to download and complete the registration form.
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Shambhala Art Teachers Training for Parts 1-3 – Los Angeles, CA

January 9-12, 2018, 9:30AM – 5:30PM

The Shambhala Art Program is an exciting and challenging program to teach.  This Teachers Training offers the opportunity to be authorized as an Assistant Teacher, or a Teacher of Parts 1-3.  A Teachers Training for Parts 4-5 will be offered in the near future.  Please note that many of the requirements below are centered on Shambhala and its dharma.  This allows us to keep these Teachers Trainings relatively brief.  Attending this training is not a guarantee of authorization and some authorizations may involve gaining additional dharma teaching experience.

Shambhala Art Teacher Requirements:

  1. Membership at a Shambhala Center.
  2. Completion of the five-part Shambhala Art Program.
  3. Some teaching experience inside or outside of Shambhala.
  4. Some ongoing art practice/creative process discipline.
  5. For Authorization as an Assistant Teacher the minimum requirements are completion of a Weekthun (7day meditation at a Shambhala Center.) Completion of a Shambhala Art Educators Training for Parts 1-3.
  6. For Authorization as a Teacher of Parts 1-3 the minimum requirements are completion a Dathun (a month-long meditation at a Shambhala Center) and be on the path to completing Enlightened Society Assembly. On the path to becoming a Shambhala Meditation Guide, and Completion of a Shambhala Art Educators Training for Parts 1-3.
  7. For Authorization as Teacher of Parts 1-5 the minimum requirements are: In addition to the above requirements, completion of Sacred World Assembly and you are on the path to becoming a Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor, and Completion of a Shambhala Art Educators Training for Parts 4-5.

Teachers:

Steven Saitzyk is the international Director of Shambhala Art and one of the founders of the Shambhala Art Program.  He is an Adjunct Professor Humanities and Sciences at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California.  He is also a painter and published author.  See:  www.stevensaitzyk.com.  He began his studies of Dharma Art and Vajrayana Iconography with Chögyam Trungpa in 1974 and since has practiced and taught meditation internationally for more than forty-five years. He is also painter, author, and his current book is titled, “Place Your Thoughts Here: Meditation for the Creative Mind.”

 

Shastri Sandra Ladley is a long-time practitioner and Senior Shambhala teacher.  She has worked as a counselor, manager and teacher in business, technology, health and creative arts settings.  She studied at Bard College and received her BA in Painting from San Francisco State University and her MA in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University.  In addition to Shambhala teaching, Sandra currently leads creative and psycho-educational groups on topics including Radical Acceptance and Art in Everyday Life.  She is part of the team that is bringing the Karuna Training contemplative psychology program from Europe to Northern California.  She lives near Berkeley in Albany, CA.

Application/Registration:

Below is a link to download the application form and the letter of recommendation form.  Upon acceptance of your application you will be emailed a registration form, a teacher’s sourcebook, a reading and materials list, and information on two local motel which are walking distance from the center.  Your deposit will also be due.  Participants may not arrive late to, or leave early from, this program.

Shambhala Art Teacher Training for Parts 1-3 2018 Application Form

SA Teacher Training 1-3 Recommendation 2018 Form.

Tuition:

$395US Full
$335US Assisted
$175US Repeat

Price does not include food or housing.  Enrollment limited to 15 participants. Advanced registration along with a 50% deposit (which becomes non-refundable 14 days before the beginning of the program) is required to secure a place. If you have not completed the entire five part Shambhala Art Program and are planning on taking the Jan. 3-7 intensive, please consider early enrollment. These Intensives always fills to capacity prior to the program.  Enrollment for the Intensive is separate from enrollment in the Teachers Training. 

Please do not make your deposit until after you are accepted for this Teachers Training.

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