Contemplative Creativity Lab - Threads of Aspiration

with Linda Miller

January 18th (2020)

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    Price.:
  • $20 Program Price
Room: WESTSIDE SHAMBHALA @ 3877 Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, 90066

Linking meditation with creative process allows us to make discoveries about ourselves and our world. In this Contemplative Creativity Lab we will begin with meditation and contemplation to reflect on an aspiration to share, following what arises through to visual expression. Being fully in our senses, releasing any judgement, we let the play evolve with word, mark, or image using simple mixed media on paper or cloth. The result becomes a gentle reminder of the journey.

*All levels welcome! No experience necessary. Materials provided. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for tea and mingling.

About the Teacher: Coming to quilting with a varied background in fine arts and textiles, I have embraced the fiber art medium. My work can be found in international exhibitions, private and public collections. In 2005 I developed The Bhavana Project, an ongoing community work based on Tibetan prayer flags. I teach flag making and creative process workshops. As a certified teacher specializing in adaptive yoga, I have taught classes for the Multiple Sclerosis community and the general population for over 20 years. With gratitude, I acknowledge the encouragement and guidance of my teachers. www.lindaamiller.com *

About Contemplative Creativity Lab: Our purpose is to explore perception and 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. As always, there is no need for any experience with art or meditation to take part in and enjoy these labs.

Alternating locations, every month is different and have included ink and brush, movement, photography and poetry. Creating from a place of open mind/heart we call "Square One".

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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