The Five Styles of Creative Expression


Are you clingy? Angry? Spaced out? Jealous? All our neurotic energies can be the same fuel as our potential wisdom. This fuel can also be the medium of our creative expression. This episode of the Meditation In The City podcast was recorded live at our Weekly Dharma Gathering.

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Agness Au is a Sangyum, a lifelong designation as a personal representative of the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and a student of the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  Her Sangyum name is Drukmo Serri, Dragon Lady Gold Mountain.  She is a senior Shambhala Buddhist teacher and Warrior Assembly director, former NYC Shambhala Training resident director, and current Chair of the Shambhala Commission on the Status of Women and Feminine Principle.  Agness created a curriculum on the Inseparable Union of the Feminine and Masculine Principles and has presented these workshops internationally for over 10 years.   Agness co-founded and facilitates Journey of Fearlessness, a support group for practitioners who are trauma survivors. She is a Somu (First rank) instructor in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana and has taught and demonstrated for over 25 years.  Agness is retired from a 25-year career in the fashion industry as a design director, cataloger and business owner.  She currently is a freelance art director, consulting for web and print design.  Agness is happily married and the mother of two young men. They live in Manhattan and Moab UT.

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The Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is part of an international community of nearly 200 meditation centers founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala Buddhist path, unique in the world of Western Buddhism, combines the teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala principles of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.

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