Coming to Your Senses - One-Day Workshop in Mindful Creativity

with Rebekah Younger & Paul Romejko

October 9th

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  • $75 Program Price
  • $50 Member Price
  • $90 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford. Enter amount below.
Room: West Loop Shambhala Center, 37 N. Carpenter St.

Coming to Our Senses is the first part of The Shambhala Art™ Program, 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

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche was also a calligrapher, photographer, poet, film maker and Ikebana master. His teachings were influential for such artists as Allen Ginsburg, Meredith Monk, Alice Walker, David Bowie, and Joni Mitchell. 

Coming to Your Senses explores the fertile ground of connecting to our sense perceptions and meditative mind for creative expression.  When we see things as they are and are open to our experience, an expression that is fresh and genuine naturally arises.

This one-day workshop will include meditation instruction, perception exercises, and discussion about the creative process that can be applicable to any art form and any level of experience in art or meditation.  

Join us in person at the West Loop Center to explore mindful sensory awareness and how it can enhance creativity, meditation practice and daily life, whether you consider yourself an artist or not.

Free virtual introduction to the contemplative arts will be presented on Monday evening, Sept 27.


About the Instructors

Rebekah Younger is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and author of Be, Awake, Create: Mindful Practices to Spark Creativity. She is a meditation instructor who has been practicing meditation for 17 years within the Shambhala Buddhist community.  She received an 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 has taught photography and graphic design at the college level. He has written and presented on applying Shambhala Art principles to graphic design and branding. He has a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design and an MFA in Photography from Ohio University. 



*Registration is for this program only. Participants may choose to take the subsequent parts of the series when they are offered in the future.

*For repeat participants, the fee is $40.