Shambhala Art Parts 1 – 2 Barcelona Spain

Teachers : Herbert Elsky & Helena Pellisé

Dates: Friday 13 July 2018 (19:00 -21:30)
Saturday 14 July 2018 (09:00 -19:00)
Sunday 15 July 2018 (09:00 -16:00) 

Contact person : Helena Pellisé

Shambhala Art introduces meditation and awareness exercises as a way to experience the source of every individual’s inherent creativity and its genuine expression in all aspects of our lives.

“Shambhala Art is the essence of enlightened society.” – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

The Shambhala Art teachings originated from the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala Buddhism. He was a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and scholar who combined the wisdom of his lineage with the inspiration of western culture. Shambhala Art is a combination of Dharma Art teachings with the Shambhala teachings, presided over by his son and heir, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. It is not just about making “art”, it is about how we create ourselves, and our world, each moment with all our thoughts, words and actions. Manifesting these teachings we can discover our own voice and the confidence to express ourselves authentically using both our intuition and our intellect no matter which form of expression we choose.

Shambhala Art introduces meditation and awareness exercises as a way to experience the source of every individual’s inherent creativity and its genuine expression in all aspects of our lives. This program is not just for artists but is for anyone wanting to experience “art in everyday life”. The Shambhala Art Program is taught in five parts. This program will offer the first two parts:

Part One: Coming to Your Senses
The creative process has more to do with perception than talent. We learn through meditation that we can rest in a state where our mind, body, and environment are synchronized and self-expression can transform into pure-expression.

Part Two: Seeing Things as They Are
Through meditation we come to see things as they are as opposed to how we imagine things are. We discover that everything has a felt presence.

We will be referencing some of the texts from “True Perception” by Chögyam Trungpa. Open to everyone, no prerequisites.

Price: 90-120€.

Herb Elsky  Herbert Elsky, professional sculptor. Herb is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Mipham Rinpoche. He met Trungpa Rinpoche first in 1971 and was one of the founding members of the Los Angeles Shambhala Centre. He was the Director of Shambhala Training in Los Angeles for four years and later he was the Head of Practice at the residential Shambhala retreat centre Karme Chöling in Vermont for three years (1988-1991). He moved to France in 1995 with his wife Catherine, who is an architect, to help renovate the buildings and establish Dechen Chöling as the major Shambhala European retreat centre. He was the Head of Practice at Dechen Chöling from 1995-1997. He teaches all levels of Shambhala Training and Shambhala Art and since moving to France he has been teaching through-out Europe. Herbert Elsky is an artist, a sculptor, who exhibited his sculptures of transparent resin regularly in art galleries while he was living in Los Angeles. Since moving to France he has created a large installation called the “La Baluba” theatre as his work has evolved towards sound and performance work. www.herbelsky.com

Helena PellesèHelena Pellisé. Dancer, improviser and teacher from Barcelona. Since 2010 she has been a meditation practitioner in the Shambhala tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. As a member of the Shambhala community Helena has been a coordinator for the Barcelona group including the first visit of the Sakyong Mipham in this city, and has been trained as a Meditation Guide and Shambhala Art Teacher. This view influences her understanding of her dance improvisation practice, and since then has incorporated a contemplative approach in her offering of Contemplative Movement, a tool to awaken the creativity and communication inherent in all human beings. As a dancer she performs her own works and collaborates with artists from different disciplines and teaches nationally and internationally for about 10 years. She is a professor at the University of Barcelona (UB) and director of the CIM Festival. www.helenapellise.com

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