Shambhala Art: Parts 1 & 2

with Claire van Rhyn

June 30th—July 2nd (2017)

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  • £160 Full Price
  • £130 Early Bird
  • £20 Deposit
Room: London meditation hall
Program Registration is Closed.

Shambhala Art’s purpose is to discover the source of the creative process and the product we call art, from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline.  The Shambhala Art teachings are about the paradox between discipline and play; the universal nature of creativity and communication. The programme experientially explore what it means to see things as they are, as well as how to uncover the source of inspiration, its manifestation, and how it can inform our daily practice of connecting to the vividness of our world.



The Shambhala Art Programme is taught in five parts. This program will offer the first two parts:


Part One: Coming to Your Senses
Genuine art is based on clear perception. Through a series of experiential exercises, Part One explores the process of perception, highlighting both clarity and obscurations.


Part Two: Seeing Things as They Are
Art-making can be an inquiry into what is true. Trungpa Rinpoche taught Dharma Art as a way of investigating relative truth and absolute truth, which he called 'sign' and 'symbol.' Through exploratory exercises, Part Two helps us re-familiarise ourselves with non-conceptual ways of knowing.



Claire van Rhyn

Claire is a design researcher and educationalist. A student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, she teaches Shambhala Art in Europe and South Africa, and coordinates the programme in Europe. She has over 20 years experience in information design, art direction and participatory creative process. Her artistic practice includes performance, choreographic games making and digital-material installations. She has researched social cognition for Universities of Cambridge, Exeter and Roehampton. Her PhD research at the Royal College of Art is funded by the AHRC London Doctoral Design Centre.


The early bird registration fee of £130 is available until 23rd June after which time the fee will be £160.  A concession fee of £90 is available for those earning below £17,000 per annum and a concession fee of £70 is available for those earning below £12,000.  Please contact [email protected]


Additional Information

Friday: Registration 7.00pm, 7.30pm meditation/talk, 9.00pm finish 
Sat/Sun: tea/coffee 9.30am, start 10.00am, finish 6.30pm  
For further information please email: [email protected]