Shambhala Art - Part Three: The Creative Process

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

March 24th—March 25th

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  • $170 Program Price
  • $180 Patron price
Room: Main Shrine Room

 Shambhala Art - The Creative Process

Part Three with Marcia Shibata: Saturday, March 24-Sunday, March 25

Prerequisite: Shambhala Art Parts One and Two

The eye of desire dirties and distorts.  Only when we desire nothing, only when our gaze becomes pure contemplation, does the soul of things (which is beauty) open itself to us. 
— Hermann Hesse

There is such a thing as unconditional expression that does not come from self or other.  It manifests out of nowhere like mushrooms in a meadow, like hailstones, like thundershowers.
— Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

The creative process can be a form of meditation-in-action when it begins with coming to our senses and arriving at “square one.” We do this naturally when we unconditionally face a blank piece of paper, an empty stage, an idle instrument, or an unplanted garden and allow inspiration to naturally arise out of that space. If that inspiration is met with mindfulness and awareness, it can be given shape and form and built into a result that has a life and energy of its own that others can percieve and experience.  The creative process is only half of the equation; the balance is an awakened viewing process that provides the means to fully perceive what is being communicated.

Marcia Wang Shibata is a Shambhala meditation instructor, an Ikebana and Shambhala Art teacher. Her study, teaching and interest in the arts and meditation began in 1974 and continues to date.

Ms. Shibata is the founder and senior teacher of Shambhala Kado,Rigden School of Ikebana.The school was recognized and blessed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2003 and in 2011, she was given the title of Master Instructor of Shambhala Kado. In 2013 she was given the title of Artist to the Kalapa Court.

She is a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and teaches these disciplines in both the US and Europe.

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.

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