Intensive Retreat at Dechen Choling, France
Date: 27 April 2013 – 4 May 2013
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. They 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 speak to us beyond the limits of its container. While Shambhala Art does not teach a particular skill such as painting, sculpture, or dance, it offers a view and a path that can be put into practice within any artistic discipline. Shambhala Art is based on the Dharma Art teachings of the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala.
The Shambhala Art Programme is taught in five parts. This intensive will offer all five parts in one programme.
These teachings help us to discover the richness of our perceptions, our experience, and the possibilities for expression. Open to everyone (Age 13-99). No previous training is necessary. The only pre-requisite is a sense of curiosity.
Teachers: Steve Saitzyk, the international Director of Shambhala Art and one of the founders of the Shambhala Art Programme and Herbert Elsky, artist and Shambhala teacher. More about the teachers Steve Saitzyk and Herbert Elsky.
Herbert Elsky about the Retreat: “For me the essence of art is discovery and appreciation of the senses. I like the sense of aliveness and being in the moment, in the unknown, even if it is uncomfortable. You never know what you might discover!” Read more here.
Please note: Right after this retreat Dechen Chöling celebrates its annual Art’s Day, Sunday May 5. You are very welcome to stay for this day. Please indicate during the registration process in case you would like to do so.
The regular price includes the programme fee, full board and accommodation in a Dechen Chöling tent. You can choose different accommodation during registration.
The Early Bird option applies if you register and pay the full amount before 27 February 2013.
The discounted price reflects Dechen Chölings commitment to keeping programmes affordable and applies for everyone who feels not being able to afford the regular options, basically if your monthly net income is below 1.000 Euros. Note: this option is only available with basic accommodation. You cannot combine this with the Early Bird option.
Please choose the option that works best for you. Find more information about pricing in our FAQs.
Young people aged 12 to 17 pay half price.
Material fee (not included in programme price): 20.00 euro
For more information and registration see: http://www.dechencholing.org/calendar/shambhala-art-path-dharma-art-27-04-2013