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Series: Naropa Institute: Visual Dharma I (4 Talks, 1978)

This summer session on the arts at Naropa Institute drew an impressive range of prominent avant-garde artists. The seminar was given during the height of Chogyam Trungpa's art exhibits and teachings on "dharma art" -- art created from a meditative state of mind without aggression, which uplifts the artist and the audience. During this fruitful period, Trungpa Rinpoche was also uniting the teachings on dharma art with the Shambhala principles that he was emphasizing at the time. Here he introduces the principle of "Great Eastern Sun", basic goodness, and creating enlightened society through art. The talks present what dharma art is, and how to approach it -- the state of mind, motivation, and basic principles to embody. Trungpa Rinpoche gives calligraphy, flower arranging, and object arrangement demonstrations. He shows slides, including his own photographs, and has some of his poems read to the audience. Edited versions of these talks are published in the book TRUE PERCEPTION: THE PATH OF DHARMA ART. (This seminar is the first of a two-part series: See Visual Dharma II.)
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