Past Meetup

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Threads of Aspiration (Eagle Rock)

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Every 2nd Saturday of the month until January 11, 2019

Shambhala Meditation Center

963 Colorado Blvd · Los Angeles

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with guest artist, Linda Miller. * Linking meditation with creative process allows us to make discoveries about ourselves and our world. In this workshop we will begin with meditation and contemplation to reflect on an aspiration to share, following what arises through to visual expression. Being fully in our senses, releasing any judgement, we let the play evolve with word, mark, or image using simple mixed media on paper or cloth. The result becomes a gentle reminder of the journey. * All levels welcome! No experience necessary. Materials provided. * About the Teacher: Coming to quilting with a varied background in fine arts and textiles, I have embraced the fiber art medium. My work can be found in international exhibitions, private and public collections. In 2005 I developed The Bhavana Project, an ongoing community work based on Tibetan prayer flags. I teach flag making and creative process workshops. As a certified teacher specializing in adaptive yoga, I have taught classes for the Multiple Sclerosis community and the general population for over 20 years. With gratitude I acknowledge the encouragement and guidance of my teachers. * *All are welcome. Please note the location. Contemplative Creativity Lab alternates between Westside Shambhala and Eagle Rock Shambhala Centers. There will also be occasional Labs at the Orange County Shambhala Center. Please see our webpage: * What is Contemplative Creativity Lab? We are a group of trained Shambhala Art teachers and guests who lead explorations of the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Every month is different and have included ink and brush, movement, photography and poetry. What links these is the ground of meditation which allows for fresh perception to be in the forefront, rather than trying to make "art". So, we give meditation instruction and sit for a short time before we move into a meditation-in-activity. Creating from that place of open mind/heart we call "Square One". Please check it out! * You can see the teacher biographies here ( Suggested Reading: True Perception by Chögyam Trungpa. Good to bring a notebook or sketchbook. Suggested donation is $15 - 20. Doors open at 10:30 am for tea and mingling unless otherwise noted. We often go out for a bite afterwards. We occasionally offer special All Day Creativity Labs.