Date: October 1, 2022
Shambhala Art Part II: Seeing Things As They Are
This course is being offered live. All participants should plan to be present for the entire session. If there are any questions regarding attendance please email: [email protected]
Through meditation we come to see things as they are as opposed to how we think or imagine they are. We discover that everything has a felt presence to it as well as a thought sense that we bring to it. What we create and perceive communicates through signs and symbols. Signs communicate primarily information and the thought sense of things. Symbols on the other hand are primarily about non-conceptual direct experience, the presence and the felt sense of things. Seeing the difference between signs and symbols, thought sense and felt sense, as well as how they work together empowers our creative and viewing processes.
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.
Steve is the author of ART HARDWARE: The Definitive Guide to Artists’ Materials, a book about the nature of materials for artist use. He also wrote Place Your Thoughts Here: Meditation for the Creative Mind, a companion to the collected dharma art lectures of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche published as True Perception. Steve’s professional website is https://stevensaitzyk.com.
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.
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
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
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Generosity Policy. Generosity Policy. We want to make the teachings available to all and will work with you to ensure your participation. See the "Pay what you can afford" option when you register.