• No Lodging - Commuter – $200.00
  • Shared Room - $75 per night – $275.00
  • Shrine Room Floor – $225.00
  • Single room - $125 per night – $325.00
  • (All prices include $200.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: November 3 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm, November 4 from 9:00am to 8:00pm, 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

A mind that is in the balance of both creativity and receptivity is an open channel to manifesting the activity of artistic brilliance. From this state of mind tremendous power can be communicated through art. No matter what medium, the artist can produce work through the process of opening the creative mind at the same time as opening the gateways of perception to a state of responsive spontaneity and visionary brilliance, the active process of joining together heaven, earth, and humanity.

This weekend program will present the teachings of Jack Niland as taught to his protege Andrew Forbes, which Jack received from his teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. With Anjie Cho, assistant teacher of Shambhala Art developed by Steve Saitzyk, also from teachings of Trungpa Rinpoche, students will be guided through the transmissions and methods of creative processes taught in both traditions. This exploration will establish the foundation of the Dharma Art teachings and 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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