Sunday Gathering - Beauty: Is it Real or Imagined? An Exploration of Dharma Art

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2020
Teachers : Anne Saitzyk & Steve Saitzyk
Coordinator: Shelly Webb
Patron Price: $20

Beauty: Is it real, or imagined? Are the characteristics we attribute to beauty objectively present in an object of beauty? Or, are they solely in the eye of the beholder?  Is beauty conditional or unconditional?  An age-old question.  Can the teachings found in Shambhala Art help us to understand this apparent contradiction?  Join us for a brief contemplative exercise, and an exploration of this challenging question. A Talk and Conversation with Steven and Anne Saitzyk. 

Please join us every Sunday for an online gathering of the Shambhala community worldwide. This online space is a place where we can practice meditation together, hear dharma teachings from a featured guest teacher, learn more about the activities of incredible people in our sangha, engage in discussion – and connect with one another, our community, and our hearts. 

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About the Teachers

Steven Saitzyk is a co-founder and Director of Shambhala Art and author of ‘Place Your Thoughts Here: Meditation for the Creative Mind’. He is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and has practiced and taught meditation for more than forty-five years. He’s been an adjunct Professor of Humanities and Sciences at the renowned ArtCenter College of Design for over 25 years, is a painter, former biochemist and art materials consultant. See: and

Anne Anderson Saitzyk was introduced to the Shambhala dharma through the Dharma Art teachings in 1997. She is a Shambhala Art teacher and serves as Director of Contemplative Arts at Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles. She is a visual artist, receiving her MFA in painting from Claremont Graduate University. She has been teaching painting and drawing at Art Center College of Design for 25 years and occasionally teaches in other parts of the world.

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