Contemplative Art

Pick a programme that sparks your interest and inspiration: we offer a variety of contemplative Art programmes, like Dharma Art, Кado, the Way of Flowers or Мiksang, Contemplative Photography. Participants of these programmes range from absolute newcomers who like to get in touch with their own creativity to artists who seek to discover mindfulness practice in the context of art.

Date: 19 April 2015 - 26 April 2015
With:
Lee Worley

Taught in English. This sensory awareness practice combines intensive physical movements with focused awareness exercises to increase non-conceptual confidence in all aspects of life.

Date: 19 April 2015 - 25 April 2015
With:
Amy Hollowell

Taught in French. Truly artful writing arises naturally from a perspective of what can be called no perspective or whole perspective, from a heart and mind that

Date: 26 April 2015 - 2 May 2015
With:
Steve Saitzyk, Herb Elsky

Taught in English. Shambhala Art Intensive Parts 1-5. This retreat is awakening us to our endless pool of clear, creative energy. The view taught in this program can confirm that this source is ever...

Date: 2 May 2015 - 7 May 2015
With:
Steve Saitzyk, Herb Elsky

Taught in English - Teacher Training for advanced practitioners (Parts 1-3).

Date: 17 May 2015 - 23 May 2015
With:
Matthias Heidel, Elke Dobkowitz

Taught in English. Nonviolent Communication after Marshall Rosenberg. Moving from deep inner work to application in relationship and community, this seminar establishes a core for living and...

Date: 23 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
With:
Irini Rockwell

Taught in English. Five Wisdoms: Key to Understanding Your Emotions!

Date: 31 May 2015 - 6 June 2015
With:
Shastri Brian Hilliard

Taught in English. Running Buddha! Running and Meditation are both contemplative and help to sychronize body and mind. Our mind needs silence, our body needs movement...

Date: 2 August 2015 - 9 August 2015

Taught in English. Kyudo is a living tradition of meditative archery. Learn and practice this powerful and highly refined contemplative practice.

Date: 18 September 2015 - 23 September 2015
With:
Hèlen Vink

Taught in English. "Seeing From The Heart" is an introduction to the discipline and delight of direct seeing and perception-based photography. We begin to develop the ability to synchronize our mind...

Date: 23 September 2015 - 27 September 2015
With:
Hèlen Vink

Taught in English. "Fields of Perception & THAT". Once we have developed some openness beyond what 'this', or 'I' think about what I see, it is possible to engage with the 'thatness' of the...

Date: 4 October 2015 - 10 October 2015
With:
Herb Elsky

Taught in English. Dharma Art Retreat. "Creating Yourself - Creating Your World" We create ourselves in each moment but usually we do not realize that we have the choice of how we create ourselves.

Date: 9 October 2015 - 11 October 2015
With:
Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

Weekend course taught in English. Kado is a creative and meditative dance with nature, space, and perception. The vibrant and daring beauty of flowers wakes up the environment and compels us to see...

Date: 11 October 2015 - 18 October 2015

Taught in English. Training programme for advanced Kado practitioners - by invitation only

Date: 6 November 2015 - 8 November 2015
With:
Murielle Elizeon

Tango with Murielle Elizeon : a practice of contact and relationship, active body awareness and connection, playfulness and creativity.

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2 January 2015

Are you a problem-solver? Do you love food? computers? communication? There are several core staff positions open this year at Dechen Chöling. If you are interested in coming to live and work at Dechen Chöling, please get in touch with us. Find out more or contact...

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24 March 2015

June Programmes: Take the chance and register with an Early Bird price!
Retreat Making Friends with Yourself - by March 31
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10 March 2015

We warmly invite you to celebrate 20 years of Dechen Chöling together this year!
Please, share your own experiences, stories, photos, videos, poems and comments with us - on our brand new community facebook page "20 Years Dechen Chöling"! - and find...

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18 February 2015

 2015 is the Year of the Wood Sheep. The sheep is a symbol of caring and compassion. It is trusting, empathetic, and loves groups. Wood gives this year’s sheep extra flexibility and strength. A good year for listening, social engagement, and artistic ventures. (from the Shambhala Practice Calendar 2015-16)
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1 February 2015

Everyone is an artist - simple as that. It's about awakening our creativity and inner spark, no matter how talented we "think" we are. Dechen Chöling offers many opportunities this year to dive into the adventure and discovery of your creative energy: 

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