Shambhala Art, Part Four: The Power of Display
- Casa Werma
- Calle Libertad 80, Colonia Mono, Patzcuaro
- Nov 23, 2017 - Nov 24, 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 Four: The Power of Display
Things as they are appear in many shapes, patterns, colors, seasons, emotions, and wisdoms. In Part Four we focus on one of the most universal and comprehensive systems, the five elements: earth, water, fire, air (wind), and space, and how they form a Gestalt, mandala, or complete display. In learning the nature of these elements, we learn about ourselves and our unique means of expression. Diversity and totality work together to create works of art that communicate far more than the sum of their parts.
You must have attended Shambhala Art, Parts One through Three.