Contemplative Creativity Lab - The Summer of Love Returns (Online)

with Joshua Northcutt

July 10th

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  • $15.00 Program Price
  • $25.00 Patron Price

Summer is generally a time of Warmth and Heat and getting outdoors. Can we contemplate how to fully make a mark in the natural seasons of our own lives? Can we thaw the ice of the last year that has left too many of a heart/mind frozen and isolated? Is meditation and art a way to renew our love towards ourselves and the world?

In Meditation, the connection to the breath connects us to the present moment. In the same way, each time we make a mark we connect with the moment of now.

In this Contemplative Mark Making Lab, the Group will Practice sitting meditation followed by experiential exercises. No previous drawing or art experience needed. Bring a notebook, pens and pencils.

Recommended Supply list. I do not recommend buying supplies unless participants will promise to use them in the future. :)
Have on hand whatever you can:
-4 or 5 sheets of Paper. Can be 8 1/2 x 11 or larger depending on your space available at home.
-Pens (ink or mechanical)
-Pencils (colored or otherwise)
-conte crayons

-White and Black Acrylic Paint
-Acrylic paint brushes
-Calligraphy brushes and ink
-Sketch book or journal
-Have no painting supplies? You can make marks with rags and sticks with coffee and tea and any condiment (mustard, soy sauce) as your ink. Besides pens and pencils.

Joshua Northcutt has been interested in drawing since an early age. He has been working as a Nurse since 1990’s and formally studied art at the University of Hawaii. Has been interested in Buddhism and Meditation for several decades. He's honored and delighted to have trained as a Shambhala Meditation and Shambhala Art Educator.


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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