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True Perception: Shambhala Art Parts 1 & 2
Friday, August 24, 2012 at 7:30 PM - Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 1:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
To artist or non-artist, the creative process often seems mysterious and magical. How do we give a physical reality to our inspiration so that it communicates its essential nature? Shambhala Art’s purpose is to explore the creative process and the product we call art, from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline. It is a viewpoint that encourages us to see things as they are, rather than just how we think or imagine them to be.
The Shambhala Art Path shows how all human beings can be creative. It provides participants with tools to discover how daily life is a source of inspiration. It is about the joy of expressing ourselves and experience in small groups the richness and uniqueness of each human being. It is about art in everyday life.
Shambhala Art does not teach a particular skill or technique such as painting, sculpture, or dance. It is about the source of inspiration, its manifestation, and how it speaks to us beyond the limits of its container. Once a view and a path are established it can be put into practice within any artistic discipline. Although the Shambhala Art teachings are inspired by Shambhala Buddhism, they are not in any way religious or about adopting a religion. They are about discovery and play, and the universal nature of creativity and communication.
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. He was an artist, poet, and author of over a dozen books on subjects ranging from psychology to iconography.
Fri August 24th: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PMSat August 25th: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMSun August 26th: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
When & Where
Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco
The Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded in 1973 by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, artist, author, and poet.
You are invited to explore our diverse programs designed to help San Franciscans of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.