Shambhala Art Parts 1 & 2

with Shelley Pierce & Ladan Yalzadeh

October 27th—October 29th (2017)

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  • $155.00 General
  • $180.00 Patron
Room: Main Shrine Room

Friday, October 27, 7-9 pm Public Talk: What is Shambhala Art? Open to All!  Register here!

Saturday, October 28, 9 am-5:00 pm Part 1 "Coming to your Senses"

Sunday, October 29, 9 am-5:00 pm Part 2 "Seeing Things As They Are" (Part 1 is a prerequisite)

Shambhala Art introduces meditation and awareness exercises as a way to experience the source of every individual's inherent creativity in all aspects of our lives and our world. This can lead us to a state of being from which genuine expression may arise. This program is not just for artists, but is for anyone wanting to experience "art in everyday life".

Part 1: Coming to Your Senses: Sensory exercises, meditation and awareness practices are introduced as a way to connect more fully with ourselves and our world. Out of this our mind, body, and environment begin to synchronize which leads us to a state of being from which genuine expression may arise.

Part 2: Seeing Things as They Are: Through awareness practices we come to see things as they are as opposed to how we think or imagine they are. Seeing the difference between our concepts and our direct experience empowers and opens our creative and viewing processes.

We will be referencing some of the texts from: True Perception-The Path of Dharma Art by Chogyam Trungpa

Ladan Yalzadeh

Ladan Yalzadeh has been a student and practitioner of Shambhala since 2008. An award-winning filmmaker, published writer and a theater artist, she is a Shambhala Art Teacher and is one of the co-founders of the Contemplative Creativity Labs. Now in their fifth year, these are monthly gatherings of art and meditation practitioners and teachers who want to play with the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and share them with others.  She holds an MFA in Creative Practice from Plymouth University. She has a keen interest in contacting the creative through the body.

shelley pierce

Shelley Pierce has studied the Shambhala teachings with Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for the past thirty years. Together with teaching Shambhala programs, she emphasizes Shambhala Art and offers regular Kalapa Ikebanaclasses. Once Shambhala Training (ST) Director at Vermont's Karme Choling, she also held a seven year position as ST International Director in Halifax, Nova Scotia, teachinginternationally. Back home in Seattle, she has been Development Director of several non-profits and now is a Senior Caregiver. Connected with her extended family in Seattle, Shelley enjoys continuing the path of meditation, study, teaching, swimming, kayaking, great music, and artistic explorations with family and friends.

Please note, we are offering a tiered pricing system in order to encourage all program participants to offer the most generous amount according to their situation.  OurGeneral Price reflects our actual costs for putting on programs.  Our Generosity Policy expresses our commitment to make our programs available to all regardless of what one can pay.  Our Patron Price invites generosity from those who are able to offer more, in support of all to attend. You can find out more on our website.

50% Repeat program discount

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Abbey Pleviak.