Meditation & the Creative Process

 Teaching Schedule Appears Below These Videos.

Shambhala Art Online

NEW! Shambhala Art Part One is online at Shambhala Online. Part Two will be available very soon.  Due to the Pandemic we have moved our program online and we are building an online version of all Five Parts.

“Discipline, Spontaneity, & Creativity,” a talk by Steven Saitzyk at the Westside Los Angeles Shambhala Center on April 9, 2014

“How to View Art,” a talk given by Steven Saitzyk, Director of Shambhala Art, at the Westside Shambhala Center in Los Angeles on July 10, 2013.  The subject is how meditative and contemplative practices benefit the viewing process of art.

Teaching Schedule:

ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California.  Faculty Bio

Meditation for the Creative Mind: Part 1 (ONLINE)

ACX-477W 03 (ONLINE)
Fall, Sat 10:00AM–12:50PM
Oct 3 – Oct 24
Steven Saitzyk
0 Units $150

There is more to meditation than mindfulness. For the creative mind, there is also awareness, insight and vision. In this class, you will explore how to connect better to the world through your senses and learn how to use meditation and meditation-in-action to create space for something new to arise. Selected readings will enhance your understanding of the practice. Required textbook: Place Your Thoughts Here: Meditation for the Creative Mind.

Meditation for the Creative Mind: Part 2 (ONLINE)
ACX-478W 03 (ONLINE)
Fall, Sat 10:00AM–12:50PM
Oct 31 – Nov 21
Steven Saitzyk
0 Units $150

A CONTINUATION OF Meditation for the Creative Mind: Part 2

SHAMBHALA ART: Awakening the Creative Process

As the director of Shambhala Art International I teach, lecture, and offer classes, workshops, and intensives around the world.  As one of the developers of the Shambhala Art Program, I have trained over 100 teachers of this program.  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 people 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 International, and Naropa Institute.  He was an artist, poet, and author of over a dozen books on subjects ranging from psychology to iconography. Volume 7 of the Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche focuses specifically on his Dharma Art teachings.  True Perception: the path of Dharma Art is the text recommended reading for the Shambhala Art Program.  Shambhala Art is a division of Shambhala and is presided over by his son and heir, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Shambhala Art Online

Shambhala Art Part One is online at Shambhala Online. Part Two will be available very soon.

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