Shambhala Art – Part One – Dorje Denma Ling – Nova Scotia

With Stéphane Bédard

“Shambhala Art” by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, March 2004

September 14 – 16, 2018 

The practice of dharma art is a way to use our lives to communicate without confusion the primordial and magical nature of what we see, hear, and touch. — Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

First thought is best in art. — William Blake

Part One: Coming to Your Senses
The creative process has more to do with perception than talent. It requires that we first perceive our world as it is before we can represent it in some form or use it as a launching pad for expression. Meditation helps this process by clarifying our perceptions, relaxing our relentless self-dialoguing, and revealing the source of creativity. Through meditation, we also learn that we can rest in “square one,” a state of mindfulness and awareness where our mind, body, and environment are synchronized and self-expression can transform into pure-expression.

Shambhala Art is a hands-on approach to creativity. This weekend program will consist of short meditation sessions and exploratory exercises using collage, poetry, and object arrangement.
For more information about Shambhala Art, visit the website Shambhala Art. Also see the Spring 2017 Shambhala Art Newsletter for an article by Stéphane Bédard entitled If Sun Meets Wind, on the creative process.

About the teacher:

Stéphane Bédard is a student of the renowned Ikebana Master Seibi Watanabe Sensei. He has been teaching Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arranging) since 1987. A senior Shambhala Art Teacher in the international Shambhala Buddhist Community, he also teaches Shambhala Art workshops, the Way of Shambhala programs, and holds the title of Kalapa Ikebana Master […] Learn more about Stéphane Bédard

Registration: Book now and get CAD $30.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Jun 5, 2018.  

Date and Time Details: Arrival Friday afternoon 4-6 pm. Departure Sunday 5 pm.
Location: Dorje Denma Ling
Address: 2280 Balmoral Rd, Tatamagouche, NS, B0K 1V0
Contact:  Peggy Eyre
All prices include $200 Tuition
Starting from CAD $220.00
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