Contemplative Creativity Lab: Open Studio (Online)

with Anne Saitzyk

March 9th

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    Beginning in March 2024, we will shift to an Open Studio format for many of our labs. Look for special guest teachers to lead a Lab once per quarter. 


    Open Studio will start with a short, guided meditation with an experienced meditation instructor. A creative dharma prompt will be offered for inspiration, followed by a silent period to work on any project you like, i.e. drawing, singing, writing, knitting, or dancing. Finally, we’ll end with a group discussion where you can share your process or progress if you wish to. We look forward to sharing this uplifting experience with you!

    Open Studio sessions are being offered free of charge although a donation in any amount will be gratefully accepted. 

    Contact: [email protected] for any questions.

    Anne Saitzyk co-founded Contemplative Creativity Lab in 2013, a monthly online public gathering that offers an assortment of contemplative art practices with various teachers. She met the Shambhala Buddhist dharma through the Dharma Art program in 1997 led by Steve Saitzyk and is Assistant Director of the international Shambhala Art program. She is the former Director of Contemplative Arts for Shambhala Los Angeles. Anne teaches painting at Art Center College of Design and occasionally teaches in other parts of the world. She’s inspired by the magic of community art practice and collaboration.

    Contemplative Creatitivy Lab is an extension of the Shambhala Art/ Dharma Art teachings. Shambhala Art celebrates art that springs from the meditative mind. A reminder to appreciate the uniqueness of everyday sensory experience, the art of everyday life, rather than over-planning or employing gimmicks. Seeing the simplicity and brilliance of "things as they are" provides the ground for genuine creativity, which is the expression of non-aggression and an awake heart and mind.

    Generosity Policy

    SHAMBHALA LOS ANGELES is only possible by the generosity of our community.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.  We do rely on program revenue to meet operational costs.  The Patron Price (when available) helps bridge the gap. Thank you for your support!

    Cancellation Policy

    We offer a full refund minus a $15 processing fee for cancellations 7+ days from the program’s date.  Cancellations done within 7 days of the program will receive credit towards a future program to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to the program.