Shambhala Art, Part Three: The Creative Process
- Casa Werma
- Calle Libertad 80, Colonia Mono, Patzcuaro
- Nov 21, 2017 - Nov 23, 2017 (3 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 Three: The Creative Process
Facing a blank piece of paper, an empty stage, an idle instrument, or an unplanted garden, we welcome the open space of not knowing: the Heaven principle. Out of that space, inspiration arises and we take the leap, make the mark, and begin to create, joining Heaven and Earth. Bringing awareness and heart to the process is the Human principle. Part Three explores these ancient Chinese universal principles through calligraphies and object arrangements.
You must have attended Shambhala Art, Parts One and Two.