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Feb 03

Heart to Heart Writing

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Meditators gather in Palm Beach, Florida to explore writing as contemplative practice

by Tunde Nemeth

I’m so excited to be back at the Palm Beach Shambhala Centre after a summer in the Great White North, and even more excited to be doing contemplative writing again.

What a contemplative writing workshop is not: It’s not about grammar, style, structure, syntax, metaphor, word choice, or the pros and cons of the Oxford comma. Important as all of this may be, it’s not what interests me today. Continue…

Entries filed under Arts and Poetry

Fremont, by Calvin Hennig

Fremont, by Calvin Hennig

Travel away to Nebraska with this piece of prose by Boston community member Calvin Hennig. He is also an accomplished photographer, and loves to walk his dogs in the Arboretum. He’ll be traveling to Morocco for three weeks, so look forward to some more travel photos ... continue
Posted February 20, 2009 by Sarah

Shifting Light and other poems by Kim Garcia

  Two poems by Boston community member Kim Garcia.   Shifting Light 2004, Columbia River Gorge 1982 I woke to the same dream. The room hadn’t changed: the Buddha was still small and stiff, one brass hand raised over the bed sheets; the old mirror returning the far wall with its usual disregard for ... continue
Posted February 20, 2009 by Sarah
bones taking root, and other poems

bones taking root, and other poems

a few poems by Boston Shambhala’s Center Coordinator Sarah Lipton; photos by Calvin Hennig wailing mermaids it’s one of those nights, of dread and circumstance the poetic sadness of too many layers and only the ocean’s breeze for company i try to listen to what the trees tell me their song like ... continue
Posted February 17, 2009 by Sarah
The Five Wisdoms Institute

The Five Wisdoms Institute

By Irini Rockwell The Five Wisdoms Institute was founded in 2002 after the publication of my book The Five Wisdom Energies, a Buddhist Way of Understanding Personalities, Emotions and Relationships. continue
Posted February 15, 2009 by Irini Rockwell
An Amateur's Experience of Thangka Painting

An Amateur’s Experience of Thangka Painting

In 1976 I was very fortunate to begin my study of traditional Tibetan thangka painting with the Rongae family at Naropa University.   continue
Posted February 14, 2009 by David_Brown
International Shambhala Arts Day Festival

International Shambhala Arts Day Festival

“A work of art is created because there is basic sacredness, independent of the artist’s particular religious faith or trust.  Sacredness from that point of view is the discovery of goodness, which is independent of personal, social, or physical restrictions.”   Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche continue
Posted February 14, 2009 by
Shining - Brillance

Shining – Brillance

By/de Nathalie-Pascale Alexandra Boisseau I am told that the magpies like to steal and accumulate shiny and precious objects. This evening in one nest, I found a mirror, And unbearable sadness. Sadness, what are you? As I struggle to console you, to fix you, to understand you, to control you, You ask ... continue
Posted February 1, 2009 by nataliepascal-boisseau

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