Dharma Arts Weekend

with Lance Brunner & Laura Simms

March 30th—April 1st

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    Price:
  • $275 Patron
  • $225 General
  • $180 Members
Room: Main Shrine Room

Dharma Arts Weekend: The Mind's Play, The Body's Dance

Open to All

Single Day Registration for this program is now an option. To register for the Friday Night Talk or a Single Day of the Program please call (212-675-6544) or email the Registrar.

Shambhala NYC is delighted to host a weekend of meditation, movement, exploration, and play. This Dharma Arts program is an exploration of how working with the mind/body unity can become the ground of discovering elegance, creativity and leading a more artful life. No artistic background necessary.

Contemplative arts activities are woven throughout the weekend, allowing students to explore how meditation practice can be extended into our daily lives, whether we are making a cup of tea, having a conversation, painting on canvas, or writing a poem. These activities will enrich and extend mindfulness-awareness practice.

Led by Laura Simms and Lance Brunner, participants will be invited to play through a number of ways:

  • Storytelling
  • Movement
  • Poetry
  • Vocal improvisation


These practices help us to not only create arts that are nonaggressive but to respond to the demands of daily life with openness, flexibility, and precision. 
Let's play! 

About the Teachers

Lance Brunner has been teaching at Shambhala Centers for twenty years.  He offers a range of programs involving the contemplative arts, as well as Shambhala Training levels. He is a professor of music history at the University of Kentucky. 

Laura Simms is a professional storyteller, author and humanitarian performing and teaching worldwide. She offers a diverse range of programs for adults and children in mindfulness, storytelling and social justice.  She is the artistic director of the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center in NY, and presently serves on the steering Committee for the Council on Global Education (a UN NGO).