Shambhala Art Festival
On Saturday, June 22, the Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Meditation Center is offering a Shambhala Art Festival, open to the public from 1:00 - 8:30 pm at 19 Mason St., Brunswick, ME.
It will be a day of meditating, creating, feasting and sharing. If you have taken one of the Shambhala Art classes and want to reconnect with the teachings or you have integrated contemplative practice into your work and want to share it or you are curious about Shambhala Art and want to socialize with other members of our community, come for all or part of the program!
Meditation 1 -1:30 pm Sitting with instruction for beginners
Exploration 1:30 - 4:30 pm - Art play with a series of Shambhala Art Exercises
Celebration 5 - 6 pm - Feast of the Senses - culinary creativity and good conversation
Expression 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Share your creations with the community and enjoy others’ art
Everyone is welcome to attend any portion of the day, no talent or training needed. Children ages 10 or older are welcome for all activities, if accompanied by an adult.
$5. materials fee for the afternoon program and $10. suggested donation for the evening.
To Contribute Work
We are looking for contributions/offerings for the festival that reflect the theme of art as a contemplative or post-meditation practice. Visual art, readings, performance, music, poetry, video and spontaneous collaborations are welcome. We ask that participants keep performance and video entries to five to ten minutes and visual art to a maximum of three pieces to accommodate all participants. Visual art presented digitally is encouraged, as display space is limited. Submissions should be sent to [email protected] by June 9.
Contributions for the Feast of the Senses are also welcome. Share your culinary creativity with the community. Contact Joy Kish, [email protected] to let her know what you are bringing. Contributors should be at the center by 4:30 pm to set up for the Feast.
Volunteers are also needed for any portion of the program setup and cleanup. Contact Rebekah Younger, [email protected]