Shambhala Art: Parts 1 & 2
with Claire van Rhyn and Stefan Magnusson
14 – 16 July 2017
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.
Stefan is an Industrial Designer. A student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, he has practiced and taught Shambhala Art since 2007. Together with three friends back in 1993 he started the renowned design consultancy “No Picnic” and has since then developed and given shape to many products. He has developed methods for his clients that engages their emotional and intuitive intelligence and thus helped them to build a genuine and effective creative process. He is devoted to introducing a wholehearted and artistic approach to work-life.
Location: Lumshem - Creative Venue and Retreat place in Sweden.
Lumshem is a former chapel from 1881, situated in countryside Dalarna, Sweden. Since 2015 it is an artists workshop and a retreat place.
Accomodation: At this stage Lumshem offers basic accomodation as dormitory/shrine room floor/own tent.
Alternative accomodation: There is a place about 7 km from Jorun's house.
A cozy bed and breakfast place. It is called Trollnäs Hotel and is located in Svärdsjö.
By car: GPS address: Lumsheden 109, 81294 Åshammar. From E4 Gävle exit for E16 to Oslo, after 33 km (ca 25 min) exit for Svärdsjö, after another 23km/25 min on the same road you are here!
By train: Search train ticket at www.sj.se to Kungsgården Klockargården, and you will get all details for the train & bus. Pick up from bus stop Klockargården.
By plane: Fly to Stockholm Arlanda. Coordinated transportation can be arranged upon request, at cost price.
Time: July 14 - 16. 2017 (Departure also possible on the 17th of July)
Price: 2 260 skr (218 €) including food and lodging
(early bird 1 990 skr, 192 €, if registration fee is paid before 18th of june)
To register please click on the "Registration" button below . Please make a deposit of 30 Euros after registering to Shambhala Stockholm, plusgiro 1342970-9
IBAN: SE69 9500 0099 6026 1342 9709, BIC: NDEASESS, Shambhala Stockholm.
Welcome from all over Europe!
The program will be taught in english
Cheap flights to Stockholm with Ryanair www.ryanair.com, Norwegian www.norwegian.com, SAS www.sas.com and others.
Coordintor: Frida Roa Weidenhaijn, [email protected], +46 (0) 739599504