Episode 059: Art in Everyday Life with Marcia Shibata

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EPISODE 059: Art in Everyday Life with Marcia Shibata

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I’m so excited to have Marcia Shibata, my wonderful Ikebana teacher, back on the podcast. Marcia joined us back in December of 2016(!) to discuss Ikebana, but for this week’s podcast, Marcia and I talk art in everyday life, or dharma art. We’ll discuss art through the western and Buddhist lenses, how to make art part of everyday life and how important it is to make space in our lives.

  • What is dharma art?

  • Western art and Buddhist art

  • Dharma though flower arranging

  • Inspiration for art

  • Competition in art

  • Creativity and making space

Thanks so much to Marcia for sharing her wisdom with us again!

Be sure to visit the Mindful Design Feng Shui page to learn more about enhancing your feng shui knowledge through our program. You can also take a look at blog posts that correspond with this podcast and Marcia’s previous podcast! Tune in April 8 for the next episode, and in the meantime, let us know if you’re enjoying the return of the podcast.

If you have feng shui questions, please send them my way at info@holisticspaces.com, and we'll do our best to answer them all in our Q&A Sunday series.

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Marcia Wang Shibata is a Master Shambhala Kado/Ikebana Instructor within the Shambhala Buddhist community and co-founder the Shambhala Kado Ridgen School of Ikebana. She is a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Having studied and practiced in both a major classical and modern Ikebana school, she teaches from the view of nature’s innate wisdom and Buddhist/Shambhalian compassionate warriorship.

Ms Shibata was further bestowed the title of “Artist to the Kalapa Court” in autumn 2013 by Sakong Mipham Rinpoche. 

for more information about the KADO RIGDEN SCHOOL OF IKEBANA, please visit http://kado.shambhala.info/


Tune in April 8 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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Episode 054: Yantras and Sacred Art with Mavis Gewant

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EPISODE 054: YANTRAS AND SACRED ART WITH MAVIS GEWANT

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Mavis Gewant has been my sacred art teacher for eight years, and I'm happy to finally have her on the podcast talk yantras and sacred art! Mavis shares her vedic knowledge and how sacred art is like meditation. If'd you like, check out the Holistic Spaces yantra mandalas while listening and see if you can match up numbers and designs! 

  • What is a yantra?

  • Mavis's story as an artist

  • Yantras as meditation

  • Vedic astrology

  • Relationship mandalas

  • Psychic vedic numbers in sacred art

    • 1 - Sun - Orange, Yellow, Gold - Ruby - Sunday - Renunciation

    • 2 - Moon - Light Blue, Silver, Grey, White - Pearl - Monday - Individual Stability

    • 3 - Jupiter - Yellow - Yellow Sapphire, Citrine - Thursday - Selfless Service

    • 4 - Rahu, North Node of the Moon - Earthy brown, Smoky blue, Gold - Hessonite - Saturday - Satisfaction

    • 5 - Mercury - Green - Emerald - Wednesday - Sobriety

    • 6 - Venus - White, Pastel shades, Multicolors - Diamond - Friday - Discipline

    • 7 - Ketu, South Node of the Moon - Smoky greens - Cat's Eye - Tuesday - Practicality

    • 8 - Saturn - Black, Dark blue, Purple - Blue Sapphire - Saturday - Kindness and Forgiveness

    • 9 - Mars - Red - Coral - Tuesday - Patience

Once again, thanks to my incredible teacher, Mavis, for sharing her insight on the interesting practice of sacred art and psychic vedic numbers. Mavis's art, classes and more are available on her website at sacredmotherarts.com. I encourage you to check out her work and see if she is offering workshops near you!

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Mavis’ next workshop will take place November 3 at The Living Seed in New Paltz, NY. She teaches Sacred Painting Workshops worldwide, including a yearly retreat in Haridwar, India. It is her humble desire to help others through this transformational art form and she makes her painting a spiritual practice. Her artwork can be seen on her website: www.sacredmotherarts.com

 


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Episode 025: Carmen Mensink Talks Tibetan Buddhist Art

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CARMEN MENSINK TALKS TIBETAN BUDDHIST ART

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I'm very excited to have my Tibetan sacred art teacher, Carmen Mensink, on the podcast today! Carmen is an amazing artist from Holland and has been studying Tibetan Buddhist art and practicing Buddhism for almost 20 years. She now teaches at many wonderful places across New York City, including the Rubin Museum of Art, Tibet House - NY and many more, and I'm so fortunate to work with her on my own sacred art! She has graciously agreed to share her insight on sacred art with us today! 

Thanks so much to Carmen for chatting with us today! Check back on the Holistic Spaces blog for a post on Tibetan symbols coming soon! If you're in the New York area and interested in learning more about Tibetan art, I highly recommend reaching out to Carmen. She's an incredible teacher and artist!

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I'd love to hear your questions about feng shui, green design and holistic living as well. Send them our way, and you may be featured on the Q&A Sunday series! 


Carmen Mensink is a painter and teacher of Tibetan Buddhist Art based in Amsterdam. Interested in Buddhism from an early age, Carmen studied with thangka painter teacher Andy Weber for thirteen years before being chosen as his successor in teaching. Since 2008, Carmen has traveled the world painting and teaching the art of thangka full-time. Her classes and lectures are available in Europe, the United States and Asia, and she also offers private lessons and thangka restoration. To view Carmen's work or learn from her, visit tibetan-buddhist-art.com.  


Tune in September 12 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Feng Shui for a Peaceful, Stress-Free Bedroom

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