Shambhala Art - Part One: Coming to Your Senses

with Joann Herson

February 17th (2018)

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  • $80.00 Program Price
  • $100.00 Patron price
Room: Main Shrine Room


Shambhala Art - Awakening the Creative Process

Part One: Coming to Your Senses: Saturday, February 17th with Joann Herson

(Note that Part Two will be offered on Sunday, February 18th. Participants who register for Parts One and Two will be eligible for a discounted price of $140 total for both programs. Please contact [email protected] for details.)


If you have already taken parts 1 and 2 you are warmly encouraged to take again at half price. There will be new exercises and information.

Part 3 will be March 24 & 25 with Marcia Shibata

* Part one must be taken before Part two

Shambhala Art can be seen as a process, a product, and an arts education program. As a process, it brings wakefulness and awareness to the creative and viewing processes through the integration of contemplation and meditation. As a product, it is art that wakes us up. Shambhala Art is also an international non-profit arts education program based on the Dharma Art teachings of the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala Buddhism, Shambhala, and Naropa Institute.

The 5-Part Program: As an arts education program, Shambhala Art’s mission is to encourage the exploration of how meditation and contemplation works with the creative and viewing processes.

Part One: Coming to Your Senses

The creative process has more to do with perception than talent.  The creative process requires that we first perceive our world as it is before we can represent it in some form or use it as a launching pad for expression.  Meditation helps this process by clarifying our perceptions, relaxing our relentless self-dialoguing, and revealing the source of creativity.  We also learn through meditation that we can rest in “square one,” a state of mindfulness and awareness where our mind, body, and environment are synchronized and self-expression can transform into pure-expression.

Joann Doneen Herson received meditation instruction in 1991 and is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Her Eminience Mindrolling Khandro Rinpoche. She is long time member and former Director of the Philadelphia Center, a meditation instructor and Shambhala Art teacher. 

Generosity Policy: Please contemplate how much you can offer and give more, less, or the suggested amount based on your individual circumstances. The tuition amount reflects our cost to offer the program Our generosity policy supports individuals who need to pay-what-you-can due to financial hardship. Thank you!

For questions or more information please contact Barbara at:  [email protected] 

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