Seeing Things As They Are: Shambhala Art Part 2 (Eagle Rock)

with Carolyn Sykes & Amanda Tasse

June 15th -Date postponed or cancelled

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  • $80 Program Price
  • $100 Patron Price
Room: EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room- 963 Colorado Blvd, 90041
Genuine art tells the truth.   ~ Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Part Two: Seeing Things As They Are

Art-making can be an inquiry into what is true. Trungpa Rinpoche taught dharma art as a way of investigating relative truth and absolute truth, which he called "sign" and "symbol." The exercises in Part Two point us in the direction of non-conceptual knowing.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Art Part 1

Carolyn Sykes is a harpist, and has been performing in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States for the past 30 years. She moved to the United States from Australia in 1987, and discovered Shambhala in 1999 when she visited the Shambhala center in Los Angeles to listen to a week of Khandro Rinpoche’s teachings.  Since then, she has become a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s, studying and practicing on the Scorpion Seal path.  Carolyn is Director of Culture and Decorum at Shambhala Los Angeles and is a qualified and experienced Shambhala Art teacher.

Amanda Tasse found her way to the Dharma through art. Inspired by Taoist and beat poetry, she started as a Zen practitioner in the mid-90's, and entered Shambhala through the Shambhala Art teachings after moving to Los Angeles in the early 2000's. She has been a Shambhala Art teacher, coordinator, administrator, and meditation instructor for a number of years and co-founded Contemplative Creativity Lab. Professionally, she is an interactive media artist and filmmaker, and recently relocated to Corvallis to be an Assistant Professor of Visualization in the OSU School of Arts and Communication.

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