Contemplative Creativity Lab: Heart Exploration (Westside)

with Joshua Northcutt

February 9th

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  • $15.00 Program Price
  • $20.00 Patron Price
Room: WESTSIDE SHAMBHALA @ 3877 Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, 90066

$15. Suggested donatio

We will do some group meditation focusing on feeling and opening our human heart. From this act of bravery, touching our open hearts, we will explore creative writing, drawing and collage making. At the end of this lab each participant will have something to take home for themselves or a loved one for Valentine’s Day.

We will provide colorful paper and glue sticks to make collages but please bring a pen and journal and any additional art supplies you may want to work with.

What is Contemplative Creativity Lab? Founded in 2013, we are a group of trained Shambhala Art Educators and Special Guests who lead explorations of the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Working from the ground of meditation, we lead with fresh perception and heart connection rather than trying to make "art". Every month is different. No meditation or art experience is necessary, everyone welcome. Materials provided.

Suggested Reading: True Perception by Chögyam Trungpa. Good to bring a notebook or sketchbook. Doors open at 10:30 am for tea and mingling unless otherwise noted. We occasionally offer special All Day Creativity Labs.

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.

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

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