Coming to Our Senses: Shambhala Art Part I (Westside)

with Joshua Northcutt & Delia Mudge

April 13th

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  • $80 Program Price
  • $100 Patron Price
Room: WESTSIDE SHAMBHALA @ 3877 Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, 90066

Genuine art tells the truth.   ~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

The Shambhala Art teachings celebrate art 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.

The Shambhala Art Program takes five of the topics from a body of teachings presented by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and offers them as areas of exploration and focus. It is a study program of Trungpa Rinpoche's root teachings on these topics which includes perception and art-making exercises that bring our understanding into direct experience.

This program is available to all with or without “art” experience. However, participants may not skip any part and continue on to the next part. A list of recommended readings will be supplied on registration. 

Part One: Coming to Our Senses

Clear perception is the basis of genuine art. Through a series of exercises, Part One explores the process of perception, highlighting both clarity and obscurations.

About Joshua Northcutt: My family encouraged me to draw and keep a sketch book at age 10. I fondly sketched and doodled in my classroom notebooks from preschool to high school and formally studied art after Nursing School. I received my BA in Studio Arts in 2007 from the University of Hawaii with a focus on Painting and Drawing. I began studying Buddhism in 1994. Since visiting the Hawaii Shambhala Group in 2010, I’ve been actively engaged in the path, including training both as a Shambhala Art teacher and Shambhala Path Meditation Instructor

Artist Delia (Mudge) deVer’s art and teaching style are informed by both western and eastern approaches to life and art with particular interest in abstract and nature inspired work. She works as a Teaching artist, is a California and Texas credentialed art educator and a trained Shambhala Art teacher. She offers weekend creativity retreats for individuals and groups that often combine mindfulness development and art making experiences.

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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