NEW! Live Shambhala Arts Course Series: Part I begins Saturday, September 10, 2022
1pm-7pm Eastern Time
Whether or not you consider yourself an artist OR a meditator, the Shambhala Art teachings celebrate the creative spark that springs from the meditative mind. They remind us to appreciate the uniqueness of everyday sensory experience, the art of everyday life. Seeing the simplicity and brilliance of “things as they are” provides the ground for genuine creativity, which is the expression of non-aggression.
In the initial workshop, we develop meditation as the ground for all creative endeavors. Through a sequence of experiential exercises, we glimpse our capacity for spontaneous creative expression that is independent of agenda or forced cleverness. These glimpses provide the initial confidence that we can rest with ourselves and our world. Resting with ourselves and our world is the ground for the creative process according to the Shambhala Art teachings.
We cover the following topics in Part I of this series:
- Learning the value of slowing down and establishing a practice of meditation.
- Understanding the concepts of “felt sense” and “thought sense” and how to have more profound and more authentic experiences.
- Learning to appreciate the vividness of experience and trusting our “first thought, best thought.”
Part I is required for participation in the whole series.
Those who can’t make the Part I live session will be able to access the recordings prior to taking the rest of the series.
Overview of the Full Series
1pm-7pm ET/10AM-4PM PDT
Part I : 9/10
Part II : 10/1
Part III (both days required): 11/19 - 11/20
Part IV : 12/10
Part V: 12/11
About the Teachers
Steve Saitzyk is a student of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and the Kongma Sakyong II, Mipham Rinpoche; International Director of Shambhala Art; Adjunct Professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena (one of the leading art colleges in North America); painter with numerous showings and collections; and a world- renowned expert on artist’s materials. He attended many of the Vidyadhara’s early lectures on dharma art, attended the Vidyadhara’s Buddhist Seminaries, and has practiced and taught meditation for more than forty years. Steve has also consulted and lectured on meditation, Dharma Art, Shambhala Art, Vajrayana Buddhism and its iconography, Tibetan art, symbolism, as well as on the materials used to create both Asian painting and art of the western world. Following the passing of the Vidyadhara and with the Sakyong’s support and guidance, Steve helped to establish Shambhala Art.
Anne Saitzyk is an artist, serves as Director of Contemplative Arts at Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles and co-founded Contemplative Creativity Lab. She received her MFA in painting from Claremont Graduate University and her BFA in illustration from Art Center College of Design. She met the Shambhala Buddhist dharma through the Dharma Art program in 1997 and is Assistant Director of the international Shambhala Art program. She has been teaching painting and drawing at Art Center College of Design Extension (ACX) since 1994 and occasionally teaches in other parts of the world.
Patron Price: $149
Program Price: $108 (for Part I, II, IV, & V)
Price for Part III (two day program) is: $199
Price for Part IV & V (both days) is: $199
Price for all V, $349, Patron $500 - allows access to all previously recorded Shambhala Arts courses
Center Price per course: $399
Group Price: $299
For additional tuition discounts, please reach out to Andy at: [email protected]