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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.


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Meditation and the Creative Mind: Coming to Our Senses

  • Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany 747 Madison Avenue, Suiet 202 Albany, NY 12208 Untied States (map)

Note: Four Thursdays starting May 2nd and running through May 23rd

Meditation is not just about mindfulness. It’s also seeing things as they truly are, developing clarity and manifesting our vision. Through a series of class exercises you will learn how our perceptions inform and, at times, fail us. Discover a path to genuine spontaneity and unselfconscious expression in this four-week course that offers both meditation and meditation-in-action exercises such as collage, journaling, free-form poetry, and object arranging, all designed to help you better connect to the presence of things, the world, and yourself.

This class goes to the very heart of art-making and viewing, by showing how meditation benefits both the creative and viewing processes. No prerequisite. Completion of this course fulfills the requirements of Shambhala Art Part I: Coming to Our Senses.