Transcendental Art Seminar is an intensive biennial art program where, during at least 6 hours of the course daily, one can get a complete experience of art and producing a painting, as well as hints on how to have a deeply spiritual experience while doing it. All levels of advancement are welcome. This year the dates are September 1-14.
“All I can say,” said Krishen Kanadia (from London, UK, participant of the seminar in 2013), “is that the experience was very sacred, something to treasure. To meet the devotees who had preached to me through their artwork felt surreal, and they were supportive. A rich, fulfilling, inspiring experience. And a great way to meet other artists involved in Krishna consciousness. This is no exaggeration: these two weeks have been one of the biggest highlights of my spiritual life. The teachers showed us how to meditate on Krishna all the time in developing our paintings.”
Reflecting upcoming Bhaktivedanta College event in September Dhriti said: « We invite all devotional artists and those desiring to explore this amazing devotional art to join us for this two week intensive course. We will delve into the practical points of executing a painting, and then using those tools to paint and express our devotional vision. »
Teachers: Ram Das and Dhrti, based in California, are disciples of Srila Prabhupada, famous and celebrated painters of the BBT for decades. Their art is admired by devotees and the public alike. It is our great honor that we will be able to host these artists for the second time whose fine works can be found in almost any canto of Srimad Bhagavatam. Bhaktivedanta College invited these artists to offer their seminar in 2013 (previously hosted several times by the BBT in Vrindaban, India), and the teachers’ high level of expertise won over the students.