A Time to Go Deeper: Art in Everyday Life [Online]

with Anne Saitzyk

March 11th

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  • $20 Program Price
  • $30 Patron Price

Art in Everyday Life
March 11th
Led by Anne Saitzyk

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time
(7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mountain Time)

You are invited to come and experience, or play with, one of Chögyam Trungpa’s favorite activities—object arranging. Drawing on the principles of Heaven, Earth and Humanity, we will explore the process of perception as the foundation of the creative process.

Awareness practice is not just sitting meditation or meditation-in-action alone. It is a unique training practice in how to behave as an inspired human being. That is what is meant by being an artist. 

~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, True Perception

Materials: If you’d like to try your hand at this practice, please have a selection of small objects on hand. For example, various coins, natural objects and other simple forms such as cups, balls and sticks. There is no requirement for any particular skill or need to be artistic.

This offering is part four of a five-part series. To register for this specific offering, please click here.

To register for the entire series, please click here. Registration for this program is capped at 150 participants; so, if you are interested, register early!


Anne Anderson Saitzyk received her MFA in painting from Claremont Graduate University and teaches painting and drawing at Art Center College of Design (ACX) and occasionally in other locations in the world. She co-founded Contemplative Creativity Lab 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 practitioner, meditation instructor, and a Shambhala Art teacher and administrator. She’s dedicated to creative practices that celebrate the spark that community and collaboration provide. 

Zoom Access:
This course will be offered online via Zoom at the dates and times (in Pacific Time Zone) listed above; use The Timezone Converter to determine your local class time. After registering for the course, you will receive instructions for joining course meetings.

This program is offered in collaboration with the following Shambhala Centers: Albuquerque, Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Tucson.

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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