Contemplative Creativity Lab Winter Hootenanny [Online]

with Angela Lloyd

December 11th

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  • $15 Program Price
  • $25 Patron Price

Bring a garment you keep and wore long ago. At the top of the Hoot, we will introduce ourselves by sharing the garment and its story.  Then we'll each get 5 minutes to share our story or song, or poem or whatever! No experience necessary - and all ages are welcome. We'll do a short bit of sitting meditation to start.

“Hootenanny” is a Scottish word meaning "celebration" or "party". Nowadays the word most commonly refers to a gathering of folks at which any and all are welcome to make an offering of about five minutes of a song, story, poetry, spoken word, in front of an audience.

Angela Lloyd, MFA is a Shambhala Art Teacher and a member of Shambhala. A student of Laura Simms, she started meditating at Laura Simms’ Annual Storytelling Residency in 1987. She began to study the Shambhala Art teachings in 1998. Her particular interest in the Shambhala Art teachings is how humor, silence and speech create a safe container for inter-related arts experiences for body, mind and speech. Angela Lloyd (an element of surprise you can count on) is a master storyteller, musician, and an award-winning recording artist.


Photo by Girl with red hat on Unsplash

Contemplative Creativity Lab (C-Lab) is a contemplative arts group founded in 2013 at Shambhala Los Angeles that strives to create an environment for art in everyday life to be discovered. With different forms to explore, each gathering has a different theme and a growing roster of artists and teachers.  Featuring ink and brush or storytelling, flower arranging or photography, music, movement, poetry, meditation and community, C-Lab is open to all with a suggested donation. Come as you are! Learn more.

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 us at 323-963-3001 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 (when available) 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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