Contemplative Creativity Lab: Winter Hootenany [Online]

with Angela Lloyd

January 9th

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  • $15 Program Price
  • $25 Patron Price
Program Registration is Closed.

Contemplative Creativity lab invites you to our 4th Annual Winter Hootenanny. Bring a story, poem, photo…. all expressions welcome or creative endeavor you would like to share.  Angela will start us off by leading us in a word play. Please bring a commonly spoken phrase from your childhood. 

“Hootenanny” is a Scottish word meaning "celebration" or "party". Nowadays the word most commonly refers to a gathering of folks at which any and all are welcome to make an offering of about five minutes, of a song, story, poetry, spoken word, in front of an audience. No experience necessary.

Angela Lloyd, MFA is a Shambhala Art Teacher and a member of Shambhala. A student of Laura Simms, she started meditating at Laura Simms’ Annual Storytelling Residency in 1987. She began to study the Shambhala Art teachings in 1998. Her particular interest in the Shambhala Art teachings is how humor, silence and speech creates a safe container for inter-related arts experiences for body, mind and speech. Angela Lloyd (an element of surprise you can count on) is a master storyteller, musician, and an award-winning recording artist.

The aim with our contemplative arts programming is to engage the senses and bring the fullness of our awareness to any task, in community. Everyone is warmly welcome, no exceptions. There is no need for any experience with the arts or meditation to take part.

Important Note: Please log in with, or consider creating, a Shambhala account on the registration page (right side of the page) to receive the program's Zoom meeting information immediately. This is especially important for participants who register close to the program start time.


This program is a collaboration between Seattle Shambhala and LA Shambhala Centers. Registration is through the LA Shambhala Website. 


Contemplative Creativity Labs are Inspired by or based on the Dharma Art Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The Dharma Art teachings unlock a non-conceptual sense of knowing that is available to all. No art or meditation experience is required. All are welcome. Please share.

We've found that contemplative practices work well via Zoom – since the focus is not on the screen, but more on what is arising within your own experience. 

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