Shambhala Art Friday Night Talk

with Shelley Pierce & Ladan Yalzadeh

January 5th

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  • $15 Program Price
  • $20 Patron Price
  • Pay what you can afford (enter your amount in registration)
Public Talk: Open to All:
Join us for an introduction to the Shambhala approach to art making and art viewing as a meditative practice. The Shambhala Art teachings are about discovery and play, and the universal nature of creativity and communication. The evening will include a brief talk, discussion, and experiential activity. Open to all. No meditation or art experience necessary.
There is such a thing as unconditional expression that does not come from self or other. It manifests out of nowhere like mushrooms in a meadow, like hailstones, like thundershowers. 
    Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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 studied the Shambhala teachings with Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche for the past thirty years. Shelley is a Senior Shambhala teacher, emphasizing Shambhala Art and Kalapa Ikebana. Professionally, she was Co-Director of Shambhala Training International and held Development Director positions of several non-profits in Seattle. She now works as a Senior Caregiver. Shelley enjoys her extended family, swimming, kayaking, music, and myriad artistic explorations.