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

with Carolyn Sykes & Amanda Tasse

September 8th

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    Price:
  • $80 Program Price
  • $100 Patron Price
Room: WESTSIDE SHAMBHALA @ 3877 Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, 90066
Genuine art tells the truth.   
          ~ Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

 

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.

In Part Two, we look more closely at the process of perception and how our thinking influences our perceptions.  To express clearly we need to know the difference between our thoughts about something and the thing itself.

This one-day workshop will include meditation, perception exercises, and discussion about the creative process that can be applicable to any art form and any level of experience in art or meditation.

Prerequisite: Shambhala Art Part 1

Repeat participants receive half tuition discount. Make note in the Comment section when registering and pay at the door.

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 is a Shambhala Art Teacher and holds a PhD in Media Arts Practices from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. She started meditating with the Zen community and is now a member of Shambhala. She is a former Fulbright student and has won a number of awards for her animated films, including a Student Academy Award and an HBO films award. Her PhD research focused on emerging technology, mobile interactive animation, and experimental films which explore connections between wellness, feedback, visualization, contemplation, and science.

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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