Art-making can be an inquiry into what is true. Trungpa Rinpoche taught dharma art as a way of investigating relative truth and absolute truth, which he called "sign" and "symbol." The exercises in Part Two point us in the direction of non-conceptual knowing.
In Part Two, we look 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.
This one-day workshop will include meditation, perception exercises, and discussion about the creative process that can be applicable to any art form and any level of experience in art or meditation.
Prerequisite: Shambhala Art Part 1
Repeat participants receive half tuition discount. Make note in the Comment section when registering and pay at the door.
Carolyn Sykes is a harpist, and has been performing in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States for the past 30 years. She moved to the United States from Australia in 1987, and discovered Shambhala in 1999 when she visited the Shambhala center in Los Angeles to listen to a week of Khandro Rinpoche’s teachings. Since then, she has become a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s, studying and practicing on the Scorpion Seal path. Carolyn is Director of Culture and Decorum at Shambhala Los Angeles and is a qualified and experienced Shambhala Art teacher.
Amanda Tasse is a Shambhala Art Teacher and holds a PhD in Media Arts Practices from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. She started meditating with the Zen community and is now a member of Shambhala. She is a former Fulbright student and has won a number of awards for her animated films, including a Student Academy Award and an HBO films award. Her PhD research focused on emerging technology, mobile interactive animation, and experimental films which explore connections between wellness, feedback, visualization, contemplation, and science.