Creativity Lab: exploring creative processes that arise from meditative space.

June 8th

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  • $15 Program Price
  • $20 Patron Price

Go to our MeetUp Group: to learn about next meeting.  This monthly program alternates between our Westside and Eagle Rock Centers.

Suggested Donation: $15 – 20  *

First Thought, Poetry, Meditation, Movement, Brush, Square One, Collage, Object Arranging, Painting, Contemplation, Music, Photography, Discussion, Collaboration ….

What is this?  We are a group of art and meditation practitioners and teachers who want to play with the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and to share it with others. To let go of concepts about “Art” and collaborate. Not primarily to make stuff, but to engage each other and develop a ground of mutual trust born of curiosity, willingness to be a fool, and trust in the process of coming back to the present moment. To see where it goes. Please join us!

Who’s invited? You are anyone between the ages of 14 and 140, artist or not, meditator or not. There will be meditation instruction and opportunities to relate these teachings to your personal projects or practice.

Recommended Reading: True Perception by Chögyam Trungpa

Bring: a notebook or sketchbook and pen or pencil

Door opens: 10:30 a.m. for tea

Lab starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.

What a work of art is all about is a sense of delight. Touch here, touch there, delight. It is an appreciation of things as they are and of what one is -- which produces an enormous spark. Something happens -- clicks -- and the poet writes poems, the painter paints pictures, the musician composes music - Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, The Teacup and the Skullcup

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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Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles offers a rich array of ongoing meditation programs free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →