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 us 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 Art is a division of Shambhala and is presided over by his son and heir, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. This program is taught by trained and authorized Shambhala Art teachers.
“Without seeing things as they are, it is hard to create art. Our perceptions are obscured and our mind is not fresh, so making art becomes a troubled, futile process by which we're trying to create something based on concept.” -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Shambhala Art Program
Part 1: Coming to Our Senses
Part 2: Seeing Things As They Are
Part 3: Creative Process
Part 4: Power of Display
Part 5: Art in Everyday Life
Helena Pellisé is a dancer, improviser, teacher, and since 2010 a meditation practitioner in the Shambhala tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. As a member of the Shambhala community she has been trained as a Meditation Guide (2015) and Shambhala Art Teacher (Parts 1-3) since January 2018.