Introduction to Shambhala Art: Outing to the Art Institute

with Rebekah Younger & Paul Romejko

October 20th

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  • $40 Program Price

Introduction to Shambhala Art: An Outing to the Chicago Art Institute

Saturday, October 20th

Meet at the Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing entrance, across from Millenium Park

10 AM-3 PM

Cost is $40. + museum admission of $25 (for museum non-members)

Join us for an introduction to Shambhala Art as a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago.  The program will include contemplative viewing, sensory awareness exercises, dharma talk and discussion of the underlying themes that are present throughout the Shambhala Art Program.  This is an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in the Dharma art teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to learn more about how to integrate the creative process and meditation into your daily life. 

The Shambhala Art Program is a five part training in mindful creativity based on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as found in his book, True Perception.  He was also a calligrapher, photographer, poet, film maker and Ikebana master. His teachings centered on the integration of art and meditation as a way to cultivate greater awareness and genuine expressions that wake up both the artist and the viewer.  His teachings were influential for such artists as, Allen Ginsburg, Meredith Monk, Alice Walker, David Bowie, and Joni Mitchell.  Parts 1 and 2 will be offered November 10th and 11th.

Rebekah Younger is a multidisciplinary artist, author and educator who is currently working on a book entitled, “Be, Awake, Create: Mindful Practices to Spark Creativity” based on her understanding of the Shambhala Art™ teachings and her own experience as an artist/ entrepreneur/educator.  She is an authorized Shambhala Art™ teacher and meditation instructor who has been practicing meditation for 17 years within the Shambhala Buddhist community.  She received a MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College in 2008, with a focus on contemplative art practices and the Dharma art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Paul Romejko is a graphic designer and photographer. He is an authorized Shambhala art teacher for Parts 1-3 who has also taught Photography and graphic design at the college level. He has written and presented on applying Shambhala Art principles to graphic design and branding. Paul has a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design and an MFA in Photography from Ohio University. He has been on the Shambhala Buddhist path for 15 years.