• No Lodging - Commuter – $200.00
  • Shared Room - $130 per night – $330.00
  • Shrine Room Floor – $235.00
  • Single room - $160 per night – $360.00
  • (All prices include $200.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: November 3 at 6pm - 9pm, November 4 from 9am to 5pm, and an optional Sunday from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Contact: Andrew Forbes
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The Magic Mirror: The Gateway To Pure Vision

With Andrew Forbes and Anjie Cho

November 3 - 4, 2023

The Magic Mirror is a creative process transmission that Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche taught his Dharma Art student Jack Niland in the very first months of Rinpoche’s life in the United States. In a sense, it is a transmission that demonstrates the essence of the creative mind, the source of the artist’s visionary power to manifest reality. The material presented in this program was given to Jack’s Dharma Art protege Andrew Forbes, and with the assistance of Shambhala Art teacher Anjie Cho, it is being shared in this format for the first time. Jack Niland credits the practice of the Magic Mirror as the basis of all Dharma Art, the essential transmission of joining Heaven, Earth, and Humanity, and the source of Trungpa Rinpoche’s incredible power to create his world of Vajradhatu and the manifest the vision of Shambhala in such a short time.

This weekend program will explore and establish the foundation of the Dharma Art teachings. It will be a forum to interpret the teachings based on the student’s personal medium, allowing the teachings to integrate into experiential understanding. Mediums of visual arts, creative writing, music, and design will be explored while diving deep into the practice of meditation.


Andrew Forbes
Andrew Forbes is a lifelong practitioner of Buddhism and a student of many teachers, holding a degree in Religious Studies from Naropa University. Raised in the Buddhist community Andrew has a passion for ecumenical teachings of the dharma and the depth of traditional Buddhist teachings. As an artist and musician, Andrew is a holder of Dharma Art teachings, and serves as a  reference for Shambhala culture and the integration into the path of creativity. He currently lives in the Hudson River Valley of New York where he is the Director of Operations at Sky Lake Lodge.
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Anjie Cho
Anjie Cho is a creator of holistic spaces, specifically focused on designing architectural interiors, and teaching feng shui and meditation. She is the author of Mindful Homes [CICO Books 2023] and Holistic Spaces [CICO Books 2018]. Since 1999, she has been designing beautiful and nourishing spaces (inner and outer) with balance and harmony, informed by the ancient practice of feng shui and meditation. Her focus is to create nurturing and supportive environments, tailoring her practice to each individual’s specific needs. Anjie is the owner of Anjie Cho Architect, co-founder of the Mindful Design Feng Shui School, and founder of Holistic Spaces…
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