Program Details

Shambhala Sunday Gathering - Dharma & Art: Success and Failure as Path. (interview!)

with Dana Marshall
July 4 / 3:00 PM - July 4 / 4:00 PM

Dana will talk about how Dharma and Art have been ongoing practices in her life and how they nurture and support each other. Success and failure are the path she walks on as an artist. The slogan “Always let go, never give up” has been the guiding light in her life as an artist and practitioner. There will be guided meditation, dialogue and discussion.


Dana Marshall has been weaving together, like strands of DNA, the Shambhala Buddhist path of warriorship with the path of visual art-making since 1980. She studied photography and visual arts in the United States and the Netherlands, receiving in 1985 a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography from The School of Visual Arts in New York City, and completing in 1989 a two year Graduate Independent Study at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Dana is a second generation Shambhala Buddhist born and raised in New York City. She moved to Holland in 1989 to live with her husband Rein van Heukelom, whom she met at the 1988 Seminary. Dana and Rein have one daughter, Ana van Heukelom, who is a third generation Shambhala Buddhist. Dana is a Shastri to the Dharma Study Group Bussum that she and Rein founded 22 years ago. To experience Dana’s art, please visit her website at


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Sunday Gatherings are produced by Shambhala Global Services and hosted by Shambhala Online

Sunday Gatherings are presented in English and are live every week at: 

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