Shambhala Art, Part Five: Art in Everyday Life
- Casa Werma
- Calle Libertad 80, Colonia Mono, Patzcuaro
- Nov 24, 2017 - Nov 25, 2017 (2 days)
- $70.00 - Program Tuition $108.00 - Pay-It-Forward Tuition
“Art refers to all the activities of our life, including any artistic disciplines that we practice. It refers not only to the formal practice of art, but to the artistry of life itself—our whole being.”
—Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche
This Art + Life Retreat will include all 5 parts of the Shambhala Art training program. It will provide an opportunity for artists and non-artists alike to experience creativity and its genuine expression in all aspects of our lives. The retreat includes teachings, meditation, awareness exercises, plus creative and group processes that help unlock a non-conceptual sense of expression that is available to us all. In many traditions, artists train not only in their disciplines; they also train in awareness, confidence, and compassion. The program draws from the teachings on the creative process developed by Tibetan meditation teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who said to artists, “You could play a tremendous role in developing peace throughout the world.” In our work together, we’ll build our capacity to do so and to share our inspiration with others.
Part Five: Art in Everyday Life
The gap between inspiration and manifestation can be huge and filled with obstacles, negativity, and self-consciousness. These challenges can be worked with through four actions: Pacifying, which is achieved by clarifying; Enriching, which is attained through imbuing presence; Magnetizing, by way of assigning importance; and Destroying, through the process of editing. The Four Actions are used as the vehicles for true compassionate action and pure expression.
You must have attended Shambhala Art, Parts One through Four.