Foreword by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
As the creative mind engages meditation practice, creativity flows and sensorial experience – the basis for inspiration in art – explodes in vivid display. In Place Your Thoughts Here, Steven Saitzyk describes how meditation enhances creativity and artistic process. With this capacity for fresh perception, we can see and experience our world and the art that captures it in ways that touch us profoundly. This leads us to genuine spontaneity and pure, unselfconscious expression. It also dissolves creative blockages, reveals the source of creativity, and offers a path toward the sublime – through which we experience ecstatic feelings of union with ourselves, our process, and our art.
Steven Saitzyk is the international director of Shambhala Art and one of the founders of the Shambhala Art Program. He began studying meditation and Dharma Art with the Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974. He has been an adjunct professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA for more than 20 years.
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