Shambhala Art Parts 1 & 2

with Shelley Pierce & Ladan Yalzadeh

January 5th—January 7th

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Friday, January 5, 7-9 pm Public Talk: What is Shambhala Art? Open to All! 
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Saturday, January 6, 9 am-5:00 pm Part 1 "Coming to your Senses"

Sunday, January 7, 9 am-5:00 pm Part 2 "Seeing Things As They Are" (Part 1 is a prerequisite)

Start 2018 inspired by joining us for a Celebration of Art! 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 
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.