Dharma Art Keynote Address
with Lisa Stanley
at Portland Shambhala Center, 1110 SE Alder, Suite 203
FREE event, donations gratefully accepted
Tuesday, August 1st, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
7:00PM to 8:00PM: Group meditation practice and closing chants
All are welcome for open meditation practice at 7:00pm. Free introductory meditation instruction is available at 7:00pm. If you would like to receive meditation instruction, please arrive at the Center a few minutes before 7:00pm, look for the person wearing the ‘Host’ or ‘Meditation Instructor’ button, and let them know you’d like to receive meditation instruction.
8:00PM to 9:00PM Dharma Art Keynote Address with Lisa Stanley
Without seeing things as they are, it is hard to create art. Our perceptions are obscured and our mind is not fresh, so making art becomes a troubled, futile process by which we’re trying to create something based on concept. -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Dharma Art can be seen as a process, a product, and as an approach to arts education and discovery. As a process, it brings wakefulness and awareness to the creative and viewing processes through the integration of contemplation and meditation. As a product, it is art that wakes us up.
at Shambhala Meditation Center located at 1110 SE Alder St, Suite 203, Portland, OR, 97214
Lisa Stanley has been a practicing artist and teacher of fine arts for over thirty years. Her work has been exhibited at venues such as Princeton, NYU (where she was a Fellow at the American Photography Institute); the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Denver; and the Photographic Resource Center in Boston.
Lisa has been a Shambhala Buddhist practitioner since the 1970’s. She was introduced to the Dharma Art teachings as an assistant to Chogyam Trungpa for his 1981 Dharma Art installation. She is a Master teacher of Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), a Miksang (contemplative photography) teacher and helped to develop the Shambhala Art program which she has taught nationally since 1996. She recently moved to Portland from the Karme Choling Meditation Center to serve as the Center Director of the Portland Shambhala Meditation Center.