Contemplative Creativity Lab: 2nd Annual Holiday Hootenanny (Westside)

with Angela Lloyd

December 8th

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  • $15.00 Program Price
Room: WESTSIDE SHAMBHALA @ 3877 Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, 90066

$15. Suggested donation

Bring a story, poem, photo…. all expressions welcome or creative endeavor you would like to share. Our Lab practice from 11-1pm will include meditation instruction, contemplative exercises and a yummy snack followed by the 1-2 pm Hootenanny.

“Hootenanny” is a Scottish word meaning "celebration" or "party". Nowadays the word most commonly refers to a gathering of folks at which any and all are welcome to make an offering of about five minutes, of a song, story, poetry, spoken word, in front of an audience.

No experience necessary. Some musical instruments will be provided and you're welcome to bring yours! Bring a friend! All are welcome. See our Meetup! https://www.meetup.com/Shambhala-Arts/

Angela Lloyd, MFA is a Shambhala Art Teacher and a member of Shambhala Los Angeles. A student of Laura Simms, she started meditating at Laura Simms’ Annual Storytelling Residency in 1987. She began to study the Shambhala Art teachings in 1998. Her particular interest in these teachings is how humor, silence and speech creates a safe container for inter-related arts experiences for body, mind and speech. Angela Lloyd (an element of surprise you can count on) is a master storyteller, musician, and an award-winning recording artist.  https://www.angelalloyd.com/

What is Contemplative Creativity Lab? We are a group of trained Shambhala Art Educators and Special Guests who lead explorations of the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Every month is different and have included ink and brush, movement, photography and poetry. What links these is the ground of meditation which allows for fresh perception to be in the forefront, rather than trying to make "art". So, we give meditation instruction and sit for a short time before we move into a meditation-in-activity. Creating from that place of open mind/heart we call "Square One".

DIRECTIONS: The Westside Shambhala Center is situated behind 3871 Grandview. The entrance is through the alley between “Under the Sea” and “Green Coast Hydroponics”, which is directly across the street from “BMC Building Supply”.

The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call our office (323-255-5472) to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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