Shambhala Art Part 3: The Creative Process – Seattle WA

with Anne Saitzyk & Ladan Yalzadeh
April 6th—April 8th
Fri April 6th: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat April 7th: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun April 8th: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

$200 Program Price
$250 Patron Price
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“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

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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 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.

In Part Three we will explore the ancient aesthetic principles of Heaven, Earth and Human through the practices of calligraphy, movement, object arranging, voice, and writing. With structure and freedom, these forms are designed to help with finding one’s own voice and bringing insight into expression, whether one considers themselves an “artist” or not.

Shambhala Art Parts One and Two are prerequisites for this program.

Text: True Perception, The Path of Dharma Art by Chögyam Trungpa

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 Co-Founded Contemplative Creativity Lab in 2013. Anne met the Shambhala Buddhist dharma (and her future husband) through the Dharma Art program in 1997, is a student of Sakyong Mipham, and is a Teacher and Assistant Director of the Shambhala Art program. She has been teaching painting and drawing at Art Center College of Design’s public program for over 20 years and occasionally teaches in other parts of the world.

Ladan Yalzadeh has been a student and practitioner of Shambhala since 2008. An award-winning filmmaker, published writer and a theater artist, she is a Shambhala Art Teacher and is one of the co-founders of the Contemplative Creativity Labs. Now in their fifth year, these are monthly gatherings of art and meditation practitioners and teachers who want to play with the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and share them with others. She holds an MFA in Creative Practice from Plymouth University. She has a keen interest in contacting the creative through the body.

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