Spring Equinox Arts Celebration - Opening The Eye Mind: A Dharmic Approach to Art

with Sokuzan Robert Brown

March 21st—March 23rd (2014)

Date details +
  • $110 Patron
  • $95 General
  • $30 Members
  • $170 Students
Room: Shambhala Hall

Schedule and Pricing:

Friday, March 21st
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Public Talk | $30 ($50 patron)

Saturday, March 22
9:00 am - 12:30 pm - Morning Session | $35 ($50 patron)

2:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Afternoon Session | $35 ($50 patron)
6:00 pm - Shambhala Sadhana Feast | by donation

Sunday, March 23
10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Field Trip to the the Metropolitan Museum of Art | $20 admission cost

*$110 Full Program (*$95 members, *$170 patron)

*includes museum admission cost

Join us as we celebrate the Spring Equinox with Dharma Art!

Open to all!

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.

Sokuzan Robert Brown has been a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche since late 1973. In 1974, Sokuzan attended the first session of Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. In 1990, Sokuzan met Kobun Chino Roshi, a Zen meditation master from Japan, and became a student of his, and received lay ordination from Kobun’s brother, the late Hojosama Keibun Otagawa. Sokuzan received full ordination as a priest in the Soto Zen lineage in 2007 and Dharma transmission in March of 2013 from Kuzan Shoho Michael Newhall, Abbot of Jikoji in Los Gatos, California. For more information about Sokuzan visit www.sokukoji.org

Onlune registration for this program has now closed. Please call the office for more informaiton. 212-675-6544