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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.

Square One Saturdays Art Salon


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Square One Saturdays Art Salon

  • Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago 37 North Carpenter Street Chicago, IL, 60607 United States (map)

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. 

This month we will also spend some time creating together using awareness exercises provided by Rebekah Younger.  Bring any art materials you might want to use: sketchbook, instruments, writing pads, brushes, pens, collage materials, objects, flowers, etc.  Whatever inspires you on that day to create from.  We will have an open play time to do spontaneous creations, solo and collaboratively based on what we have on hand.  Rebekah Younger will offer some prompts to get us started and then we’ll see where it goes.

 Rebekah Younger is the author of Be, Awake, Create: Mindful Practices to Spark Creativity, an authorized instructor of Shambhala Art and meditation.