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.
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.
Offered hundreds of times around the world, the Shambhala Art curriculum is now becoming available for the first time through Shambhala Online. Completely reimagined to take advantage of the online environment, this course is the first of several forthcoming offerings on the dharma art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.