Art + Life Retreat: Shambhala Art Parts 1 – 5, Michoacán, Mexico

with Shastri Sandra Ladley & Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

November 18th—November 25th

Art refers to all the activities of our life, including any artistic disciplines that we practice.  It refers not only to the formal practice of art, but to the artistry of life itself—our whole being.” —Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche

Price:

  • $515 Pay-It-Forward Tuition
  • $445 Full Program Tuition
  • $315 Subsidized Tuition

 Pay-It-Forward program tuition not including accommodations: $515 usd We invite all who are able to do so to consider paying the Pay-It-Forward tuition rate. By doing so, you make it possible for us to offer scholarships to others, particularly our Mexico sangha, while also covering the direct cost of your stay here and contributing to our year-round operations. 

Full program tuition not including accommodations: $445 usd   We invite all who are able to do so to pay the full tuition rate.  By doing so, you cover the direct cost of your stay here and contribute to our year-round operating expenses. 

Subsidized program tuition not including accommodations: $315 usd  If the full tuition is unworkable for you, please pay the subsidized rate if you can.  By doing so you contribute towards the cost of your being here and everything it takes to keep Casa Werma operating year-round.

Materials fee: TBD

Fees do not include the text, True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art (Boston, Shambhala, 2008), which must be purchased individually.

Description:

This Art + Life Retreat will include all 5 parts of the Shambhala Art training program. It will provide an opportunity for artists and non-artists alike to experience creativity and its genuine expression in all aspects of our lives.  The retreat includes teachings, meditation, awareness exercises, plus creative and group processes that help unlock a non-conceptual sense of expression that is available to us all.  In many traditions, artists train not only in their disciplines; they also train in awareness, confidence, and compassion.  The program draws from the teachings on the creative process developed by Tibetan meditation teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who said to artists, “You could play a tremendous role in developing peace throughout the world.” In our work together, we’ll build our capacity to do so and to share our inspiration with others.  We’ll close the retreat with a celebratory reception, “graduation,” and presentation of pins.  

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Shambhala Art Intensive 2010 Los Angeles Part 1

Shambhala Art 2010 Five Part Intensive in Los Angeles. Part 1 of 3 videos showing showing some of the exercises used by this non-profit arts education program designed to integrate meditation with the creative and viewing processes. In this first video you can see exercises lead by Shambhala Art Teachers Amanda Tasse, Marcia Shibata, and Anne Saitzyk.

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Shambhala Art Intensive 2010 Los Angeles Part 2

Part 2 of 3 of the Shambhala Art Five Part Intensive 2010 in Los Angeles. This video shows the Director of Shambhala Art International, Steven Saitzyk,demonstrating object arranging as a means to explore one’s felt sense and thought sense of the Principles of Space, Form, and Energy.  This is followed by participant examples and an introduction to the Five Elements as a means to further explore the phenomenal world as part of one’s creative process.

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Shambhala Art Intensive 2010 Los Angeles Part 3

Part 3 of 3 of the Shambhala Art Five Part Intensive 2010 Los Angeles. In this video we see participants continue to create arrangements based on some of the Elements.  This is followed Steven Saitzyk and Marcia Shibata demonstrating the use of the Four Actions in the creative process. What follows this is a collaborative exercise where all the participants create four installations as an expression of what they have learned. It is called the “Feast of the Five Elements.” The installations include objects, food, and drink that embody the Elements and their Actions. On completion, the food and drink are consumed during a celebration that includes brief performances and readings.

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Marica Shibata -Space, Form, and Energy Kado -Part 1

Marcia Shibata demonstrates the use of the principles of Space, Form, and Energy (also known as Heaven, Earth, and Human) in Kado (flower practice) at the 2010 Shambhala Art Intensive in Los Angeles.

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Marcia Shibata -Space, Form, and Energy Kado -Part 2

Marcia Shibata demonstrates the principles of Space, Form, and Energy in Kado, flower practice at the 2010 Shambhala Art Intensive in Los Angeles.  Part 2 of 3.

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Marcia Shibata -Space, Form, & Energy Kado -Part 3

Part 3 of 3.  Marcia Shibata completes her demonstration of the principles of Space, Form, and Energy at the 2010 Shambhala Art Intensive in Los Angeles.

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Kado Demo of the 4 Elements Part 1

Marcia Shibata does a demonstration of the 4 form elements (water, earth, fire, and air/wind) by way of Kado (flower practice) at the Shambhala Art Intensive in Los Angeles in 2010. This Part 1 of three parts.

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Kado Demo of the 4 Elements Part 2

Marcia Shibata does a demonstration of the 4 form elements (water, earth, fire, and air/wind) by way of Kado (flower practice) at the Shambhala Art Intensive in Los Angeles in 2010. This Part 2 of three parts.

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Kado Demo of the 4 Elements Part 3

Marcia Shibata demonstrates the four form elements of water, earth, fire, and air (wind) by way of Kado (flower practice) at the Shambhala Art Intensive in Los Angeles in 2010. This is part 3 of three parts.

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