Dharma Art

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Shambhala, 1996 - Art - 144 pages
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This work is dedicated to the artistic process. Artists, art students and therapists as well as Buddhists may find this an inspiring route to creativity. Art is seen by Trungpa as a primary means of expression, and this illustrated book presents his teachings about the power of art to awaken and liberate. Dharma art refers to creative works that spring from the meditative state of directness, unselfconsciousness and nonagression. It is one way of appreciating the nature of things as they are, and to express that nature without any desire to achieve. Trungpa dwells on not only the spiritual act of Dharma art, but emphasises the importance of craft, and the development of the skills and knowledge passed down by tradition. It concludes by extending the principles into everyday life, showing how activity can provide an opportunity to open our senses to the phenomenal world.

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Master of meditation, social visionary, author, artist, poet—Chgyam Trungpa (1939–1987) founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist university in North America; the Shambhala Training program; and Vajradhatu, an international association of meditation centers (now known under the name Shambhala International).

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