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Shambhala Art Parts 1-5
with Acharya Arawana Hayashi and Shastri Sandra Ladley

Fri July 26th: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PMSat July 27th: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PMSun July 28th: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PMMon July 29th: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PMTue July 30th: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PMWed July 31st: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PMThu August 1st: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PMFri August 2nd: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Price: $580 Non-members with no lodging $522 Members with no lodging $870 Price for lodgers $200 Deposit

A week long retreat covering Shambhala Art Parts 1-5.  No art or meditation experience is needed.

Shambhala Art’s purpose is to explore the creative process and the product we call art, from the viewpoint of a meditative discipline.  It is a viewpoint that encourages us to see things as they are, rather than just how we think or imagine they are.  Shambhala Art does not teach a particular skill or technique such as painting, sculpture, or dance. It is about the source of inspiration, its manifestation, and how it speaks to us beyond the limits of its container.  Once a view and a path are established it can be put into practice within any artistic discipline.  Although the Shambhala Art teachings are inspired by Shambhala Buddhism, they are not in any way religious or about adopting a religion. They are about discovery and play, and the universal nature of creativity and communication. (From the Shmabhala Art website,

Prices include all meals.

There will be an additional material fee, still to be determined.



  • Deposits and payments are refundable up to two weeks prior to the program start date, minus a $25 cancellation fee.
  • After the two week deadline, Sky Lake will deduct a $35 cancellation fee and retain the rest of your deposit as credit towards another program to be used within a year of the date of the program. Any payments over the deposit will be refunded.

No refunds or credits are given for cancellations after 48 hours prior the beginning of the program.

Single rooms are rarely available for Sky Lake programs.  When available, the cost is $115/weekend night and $90/weekday night added to the commuter rate posted.

Shrine room lodging is available for $20/night added to non-lodging price.

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