Beauty: is it real or imagined. A Shambhala Art Evening

with Steve Saitzyk & Anne Saitzyk

August 14th (2017)

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  • $10 Program Price
Program Registration is Closed.


This is an age-old question. Is “beauty” inherently present in an object or is it solely in the eye of the beholder? This question goes to the root of the very nature of our experience of ourselves and our world. Please join the International Director and Assistant Director of Shambhala Art in exploring this challenging and provocative question, and together test if the teachings found in Shambhala Art inform us in any way. The evening will include a Shambhala Art exercise, talk and discussion.
Steven Saitzyk is the international Director of Shambhala Art and one of the founders of the Shambhala Art Program. He is an Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Sciences at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California. He is also a painter and published author. See: He began his studies of Dharma Art and Vajrayana Iconography with Chögyam Trungpa in 1974 and since has practiced and taught meditation internationally for more than forty-five years. He is also painter, author, and his current book is titled, “Place Your Thoughts Here: Meditation for the Creative Mind.”

Anne Anderson Saitzyk serves as Director of Contemplative Arts at Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles and is co-founder of Contemplative Creativity Lab. Anne met the Shambhala Buddhist dharma (and Mr. Saitzyk) through the Dharma Art program in 1997, is a student of Sakyong Mipham, a Shambhala Art teacher and Assistant Director of the program. She has an MFA in painting from Claremont Graduate University and her BFA in illustration from Art Center College of Design. She has been teaching painting and drawing at Art Center College of Design for 24 years and occasionally teaches in other parts of the world.

Prerequisites: none, all are welcome

Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison St, Seattle.

Questions? Contact Shelley Pierce, [email protected]