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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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Shambhala Art 5 Part Intensive

  • Dechen Choling Le Mas Marvent, Rue du Chateau Saint-Yrieix-Sous-Aixe, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 87700 France (map)

The Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche are not just about making “art”. They are about how we are creating ourselves each moment, the artistry of life itself, how we create our environments, and how we communicate and express ourselves to others.

Open to everyone, the programme will combine Dharma Art teachings with the Shambhala teachings about daring to be in the present moment — connecting with the energy and magic of being alive.

Using painting, movement, object arranging, voice, and writing among other modes, the exercises are designed to help with finding your own voice, your unique mode of expression. These teachings about the source of creativity show us how we can relate to ourselves and our world with clarity, discipline, and playfulness.

The Shambhala Art programme is presented in five parts:

Part One: Coming to Your Senses

Part Two: Sign and Symbol 

Part Three: Heaven, Earth and Human – The Creative Process 

Part Four: The Power of Display

Part Five: Art in Everyday Life

Photos From the 2015 Shambhala Art Intensive at DCL

Shambhala Art Intensive DCL France 2015