Community Circle: Visual Storytelling with 'Zines (Westside)

with Candace Peterson-Kahn

December 14th

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  • $20.00 Program Price
Room: WESTSIDE SHAMBHALA @ 3877 Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, 90066

Price includes the Holiday Hootenany  that immediately follows at 1:00pm.

L.A. Shambhala Center member Candace Peterson-Kahn will share storytelling through bookmaking. She will show us how to make a Zine (mini-book) out of a single sheet of paper, four folds, and one cut! These mini-book forms can be used to tell stories that heal ruptures, process, celebrate, or grieve moments of life experience... there is no limit to the possibilities! The simplicity of this form makes for personalized books or can be used to create an original master out of which copies can be made for multiple recipients.

Supplies will be provided to make a 'zine – (you're welcome to bring some small color xeroxes of images if you wish) – or, bring a sketchbook or other project or just yourself. Feel free to come and simply socialize!

Shambhala Community Circle is an occasional Pop-Up event where members and friends can showcase and share, discuss and enjoy. Less a “class”, but more about making friends, supporting each other and sharing ideas. Everyone is warmly welcome, no exceptions. Children welcome, accompanied by an adult.

Community Circle Basic Schedule:

10:30 Doors open for registration, tea….

11:00 Welcome and Brief Meditation Practice

11:30 Candace will Show and Tell and lead us in 'Zine making!

12:00 Break - Tea and snacks will be available.

12:15 Working on your own project, or simply enjoying each other’s company.

1:00 End 'Zine making. Bring out your musical instruments and/or your 'Zine and stay for the Hootenanny that starts at 1:00 and goes ‘til 2:00 !

Candace Peterson-Kahn is a member of Shambhala Los Angeles. She studied nonviolence in child raising with Ruth Beaglehole for nearly 10 years. As a school-based therapist she taught a 10-week curriculum to caregivers, parents and teachers in which bookmaking was a strategy used by adults to connect with younger human beings while learning a new language of connection. Although not currently a practicing therapist, Candace appreciates her journey with storytelling through bookmaking as a creative practice for processing life experience and being in relationship with others.


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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