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Shambhala Art can be seen as a process, a product, and an arts education program.  As a process, it brings wakefulness and awareness to the creative and viewing processes through the integration of contemplation and meditation.  As a product, it is art that wakes people up. Shambhala Art is also an international non-profit arts education program based on the Dharma Art teachings of the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala Buddhism, Shambhala International, and Naropa Institute.  Shambhala Art is a division of Shambhala and is presided over by his son and heir, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. This program is taught by trained and authorized Shambhala Art teachers.

Calendar

Oct
7
to Nov 11

Shambhala Art Part 1: Coming to Your Senses (Shambhala Online)

In part one of the five-part Shambhala Art curriculum, we develop meditation as the ground for all creative endeavors. Through a sequence of experiential exercise, we glimpse our capacity for spontaneous creative expression that is independent of agenda or forced cleverness. These glimpses provide the initial confidence that we can rest with ourselves and our world. 

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Oct
18
to Oct 20

Shambhala Art Weekend

Ce weekend en Camargue propose de nous aventurer dans des disciplines artistiques comme le mouvement, l’écriture, la peinture ou l’arrangement d’objets dans des lieux inattendus. Ce cadre propice permettra d’éprouver ensemble et individuellement la créativité et la fraicheur de l’esprit dans ces temps tumultueux.

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Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Shambhala Art Part 1: Coming to Your Senses

These teachings unlock a non-conceptual sense of expression that is available to all. Experiential exercises bring us a deeper understanding of ourselves as powerfully creative beings. Trungpa Rinpoche says of artists, "You could play a tremendous role in developing peace throughout the world." This workshop, the first of a five-part series, builds our capacity to do so. We'll focus on truly coming to our senses, both literally and figuratively. No prior art or meditation experience is necessary.

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Oct
27
9:30 AM09:30

Shambhala Art Part 2: Coming to Your Senses

Part 2: Seeing Things as They Are looks more closely at the process of perception and how our thinking influences our perceptions. To express clearly we need to know the difference between our thoughts about something and the thing itself. The exercises in Part Two point us in the direction of non-conceptual knowing.

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Sep
28
to Sep 29

Shambhala Art Part 5: Art in Everyday Life

  • Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The five elements not only describe our world and our experience, but four of them offer means, actions we can take, to work with these challenges: Pacifying (water), Enriching (earth), Magnetizing (fire), and Destroying (wind). These four actions are used in everyday life, as well as the creative process, as the vehicles for compassionate action and pure expression where obstacles become challenges and negativity is transformed into greater vision and truth.

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Aug
31
to Sep 1

Shambhala Art Part 4: The Power of Display

  • Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In Part Four we focus on one of the most universal systems, the five elements: earth, water, fire, air (wind), and space, and how they form a Gestalt, mandala, or interconnected dynamic display. In discovering the nature of these elements, we also learn about ourselves and our unique means of expression and how in spite of all our differences there is some universality to our communication.

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Square One Saturdays Art Salon
Aug
17
3:00 PM15:00

Square One Saturdays Art Salon

  • Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This bi-monthly gathering is open to anyone interested in mindful creativity, no art or meditation experience necessary. The session includes some sitting practice, sharing personal creations in any media and discussion of the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa on art and meditation, known as dharma art.

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Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

When Ugly is Beautiful

  • Shambhala Gainesville Meditation Group (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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. 

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Apr
5
to Apr 7

Shambhala Art Part I: Coming to Your Senses

Celem Shambhala Art jest odkrywanie źródła procesu kreatywnego oraz tego, co nazywamy sztuką z punktu widzenia dyscyplin medytacyjnych. Nauki Shambhala Art dotyczą paradoksu pomiędzy dyscypliną a grą; uniwersalnej natury kreatywności i komunikacji. Program, na poziomie doświadczalnym, odkrywa co znaczy widzieć rzeczy takimi, jakimi są, a także w jaki sposób możemy odnaleźć źródło inspiracji i jego przejawienia oraz jak może to wpływać na naszą codzienną praktykę łączenia się z wielobarwnością naszego świata.

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Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Shambhala Art Part II: Seeing Things as They Are

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.

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Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Shambhala Art Part II: Seeing Things as They Are

  • SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTER OF CHICAGO (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Shambhala Art Part I: 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.

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Feb
2
8:30 AM08:30

Shambhala Art Part I: Coming to Your Senses

This program is available to you whether or not you consider yourself an artist or a meditator. The Shambhala Art teachings celebrate art that springs from the meditative mind.  They remind us to appreciate the uniqueness of everyday sensory experience, the art of everyday life.  Seeing the simplicity and brilliance of “things as they are” provides the ground for genuine creativity which is the expression of non-aggression.

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Nov
17
8:30 AM08:30

Shambhala Art Part I: Coming to Your Senses

  • Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles (Orange County) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come if you are curious about creating from genuine presence. This is not an “art” workshop, it is an exploration of the senses an​d a deepening of our understanding about what creative process is really about. Come if you are longing to engage creative process and learn more about who you are as a creative person.

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