Opening the Eye Mind: A Dharmic Approach to Art

The Shambhala Meditation Center in New York City will be hosting Sokuzan in teaching
Opening the Eye Mind: A Dharmic Approach to Art March 21 – 23.
This will include awareness practice with the support of art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

From the Shambhala Meditation Center website:

When we come into a museum or gallery space we are often not really open to what is there. When our preconceptions and opinions get in the way of direct perception our world is compromised and we miss the incredible power and delicacy of this visual dimension that is arising in front of us moment by moment.

Through group practice, open interviews with the teacher, and rousing exercises that ask us to investigate our conceptual compartmentalization of our sense-consciousnesses, we can cut through our tendency to pre-judge what is right under our noses and see, even participate in, the creation itself.

This program is ideal for artists who feel stuck, unstuck artists who wonder what’s next, and for “non-artists” who yearn to express themselves creatively. Participants are also heartily encouraged to share their work with the group whatever the medium or discipline.

For further details, please contact the Shambhala Meditation Center.

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