Want more Shambhala Art in your life? Take a survey!

The Arts for the Community team, a part of the Vision to Action project (See link button in left sidebar), wants to know about the degree of interest within the SMCD community in expanding the Shambhala Arts program.

According to the web site http://www.shambhala.org/arts.php “Shambhala Art is art that springs from the meditative state of mind. As a process, it brings wakefulness and awareness to the creative and viewing processes through the integration of contemplation and meditation. It is based on a collection of teachings by Chögyam Trungpa that appreciates the uniqueness of everyday sensory experience, the art of everyday life. Shambhala Art does not teach a particular skill or technique such as painting, sculpture, or dance. It is about the source of inspiration, its manifestation, and how it speaks to us. Seeing the simplicity of things as they are provides the ground for genuine creative expression.”

Shambhala Art includes a variety of marvelous art forms, including but not limited to such activities as Ikebana, calligraphy, Qigong, contemplative photography and writing practices, and the Japanese Tea Ceremony.

Expanding the Shambhala Art program at SMCD is a way to further incorporate into our daily lives Chögyam Trungpa’s view of Dharma Art as path.

Please take a few minutes to complete our 9-question survey by visitinghttp://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q2SKXL8.

You can also access the survey, as well as find out what the team has done so far, by visiting the Arts for the Community web page (https://sites.google.com/site/visiontoactioncentral/teams/arts) on the Vision to Action site.

Your input into this process is valuable.  By completing the survey, you will enrich the entire SMCD community by helping create a vibrant and growing Shambhala Arts program.


Please contact Lynn Bishop at [email protected] for further information or to join the effort to expand the Shambhala Arts program at SMCD.