Calligraphy is a Celebration of Nowness (Orange County)

with Anne Saitzyk

December 7th

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    Price:
  • $30.00 Program Price
  • $45.00 Patron Price
Room: ORANGE COUNTY SHAMBHALA @ 2750 Harbor Blvd, Suite B03, Costa Mesa, 92626

When we loosen the grip of hope and fear and return to our senses, we are in the present moment, Square One, where we might make a gesture that is truly an expression of Now. This can feel irritating or joyful, but it is open and genuine.

We will work individually as well as in collaborative small groups, with structure and with openness, practicing the principals of allowing Space, giving Form and engaging Energy.

All supplies are provided. No art or meditation experience is necessary. Space is limited to 15 participants.

Anne Saitzyk had an MFA in painting from Claremont Graduate University and serves as Director of Contemplative Arts at Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles. She met the Shambhala Buddhist dharma through the Dharma Art program in 1997 and is Assistant Director of the international Shambhala Art program. She has been teaching painting and drawing at Art Center College of Design for 25 years and occasionally teaches in other parts of the world.

Our purpose is to explore the creative process from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline and to cultivate community. Connecting with our senses, our environment, our materials and our heart, any activity becomes a meditation-in-action. Based on the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa.

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.

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

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Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles offers a rich array of ongoing meditation programs free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →