SHAMBHALA ART Parts 4 & 5 (Eagle Rock)

with Steve Saitzyk & Anne Saitzyk

October 12th—October 13th

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  • $165.00 Program Price
  • $195.00 Patron Price
Room: EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room- 963 Colorado Blvd, 90041

Art refers to all the activities of our life, including any artistic disciplines that we practice.  It refers not only to the formal practice of art, but to the artistry of life itself—our whole being.” -   Chögyam Trungpa

Prerequiste: Shambhala Art Part Three

Those who have already taken Shambhala Art Parts 4 and 5 may repeat this program for 50% off the program price or $82.50. Please indicate this in the Comment field when you register, do not pay online, and come prepared to pay at the door.  Cash, check or credit cards accepted.

Part Four: The Power of Display

Things as they are, appear in many shapes, patterns, colors, seasons, emotions and wisdoms. In Part Four we focus on one of the most universal and comprehensive systems, the five elements: earth, water, fire, air (wind), and space, and how they form a Gestalt, mandala, or complete display. In learning the nature of these elements, we learn about ourselves and our unique means of expression. Diversity and totality work together to create works of art that communicate more than the sum of its parts.

Part Five: Art in Everyday Life

Along with inspiration comes obstacles, self-consciousness and negativity. Working with these obstacles, co-emergent with inspiration, is the nature of the Shambhala Path. By using the Four Actions of Pacifying, which is achieved by clarifying; Enriching, which is attained through imbuing presence; Magnetizing, by way of assigning importance; and Destroying, through the process of editing, we can turn obstacles and negativities into vehicles of compassionate action and pure expression.

This weekend will include meditation and  creation, in structured and unstructured approaches, using paint, object arranging, movement and voice. Culminating in collaborative installations,  a celebratory reception and “graduation” with presentation of pins.

Steven Saitzyk  is the international Director of Shambhala Art and one of the founders of the Shambhala Art Program.  He is an Adjunct Professor Humanities and Sciences at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California.  He is also a painter and published author.  See: .  He began his studies of Dharma Art and Vajrayana Iconography with Chögyam Trungpa in 1974 and since has practiced and taught meditation internationally for more than forty-five years. His current book is titled, “Place Your Thoughts Here: Meditation for the Creative Mind.”

Anne Anderson Saitzyk  received her MFA in painting from Claremont Graduate University and her BFA in illustration from Art Center College of Design. She has served as co-coordinator of Westside Shambhala and is currently Director of Contemplative Arts at Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles. Anne met the Shambhala Buddhist dharma through the Dharma Art program in 1997 and has since become a student of Sakyong Mipham and a Shambhala Art teacher. In her professional life, she teaches painting and drawing at Art Center College of Design and occasionally in other locations in the world.

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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