Dharma Art Workshop with Hazel Bercholz
March 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
“Dharma Art is falling in love with what you see.”
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
What is Dharma Art?
“Genuine art has the power to awaken and liberate. The renowned meditation master and artist Chögyam Trungpa called this type of art “dharma art”—any creative work that springs from an awakened state of mind, characterized by directness, unselfconsciousness, and nonaggression. Dharma art provides a vehicle to appreciate the nature of things as they are and express it without any struggle or desire to achieve. A work of dharma art brings out the goodness and dignity of the situation it reflects—dignity that comes from the artist’s interest in the details of life and sense of appreciation for experience. Trungpa shows how the principles of dharma art extend to everyday life: any activity can provide an opportunity to relax and open our senses to the phenomenal world.”
From the book True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art, by
About the Workshop
In this one-day workshop, we will explore the basic principles of “Dharma Art” and then see how they might manifest — by going outside and opening to the natural environment, gathering materials there, and bringing them back inside to arrange. This might take the form of ikebana, object arrangement, or…?
No art background is required to participate. Just an open mind and heart!
“This is your world! You can’t not look…It is your feast…Don’t hesitate—look!…Open your eyes…and look! Then you might see something.”
– Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Hazel Bercholz was a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. At his inspiration, she studied Ikebana and other forms of Dharma Art. She was co-director of Shambhhala Training in Halifax, N.S. for 5 years and has taught extensively over the years. She retired from Shambhala Publications in 2019, where she had been a book designer and art director.
Doors open: 9 am
Session 1: 10 am – 12 pm
Lunch Break: 12 pm – 2 pm
Session 2: 2 pm – 4 pm
Full course – $45
Discounts: HCC Holder 10% (code: concession) – Members 10% (code: member) – Students 30% (code: student) – Under35 30% (code: under35)
Dana: I would like to apply for Dana – financial support to attend this course at E-Vam (https://evaminstitute.org/dana/)