Be, Awake, Create: Creating as a Life Practice

with Rebekah Younger

June 30th

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  • $75 Program Price
  • $100 Patron Price
  • Pay what you can afford (enter amount in registration)
The world is in a constant state of transformation; a flux of creation and destruction.  We play an active role in the creative process with each choice we make and action we take, how we think and interact with our world.  Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche understood this dynamic flow as both a dharma teacher and creative person.   His creations ranged from poems to universities, from photographs and flower arrangements to the Shambhala Training program.  There was no aspect of his life and our community’s culture that was not touched by his creative inspiration.  He in turn inspired many creatives through his series of talks on Visual Dharma and the subsequent book, True Perception, based on those teachings.
 
We too, have that capacity to create as a life practice, whether we consider ourselves artists or not, through our mindful awareness and willingness to step into the open space of now with an inquisitive mind.  Rebekah Younger, in this 3 ½ hour workshop, will invite you to examine your personal creative process through the felt experience of now/heaven, here/earth and the energy generated when you join the two together through your active attention. 
 
The workshop will include contemplations, awareness exercises and discussion based on the material from her recently released book, Be, Awake, Create: Mindful Practices to Spark Creativity, due out June 1, 2019.  Rebekah will have copies of the book available for purchase. 
 
Learn more about the book and Rebekah’s art at: https://rebekahyounger.com

 
REBEKAH YOUNGER, MFA, is a multidisciplinary artist with over thirty years of experience as a creative professional, entrepreneur, designer, and teacher. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the United States, as well as featured in magazines such as Ornament, FiberARTS, Threads, and The Crafts Report. Younger is trained as a Shambhala Art instructor, a training in which art is viewed as a practice to cultivate an awakened mind and genuine expression beyond aggression. This program, based on the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (a Tibetan Buddhist teacher of such creatives as Allen Ginsberg, Alice Walker, and Meredith Monk), explores the creative process as a meditative practice and a means of awakening to things as they are. Younger completed a Master of Fine Arts in interdisciplinary arts at Goddard College, with a focus on contemplative art, Buddhism, and photography/video/ installation. She lives in Chicago, IL, where she teaches photography, creating, and meditation. 
 
 
Prerequisites: None
 
Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison Street, Seattle
 
Contact? Sydney Munger at [email protected].