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Feb 03
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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


The Charm of Etegami

The Charm of Etegami – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating the Arts Etegami: traditional Japanese art form involving postcards by Judy Bond, Pittsburgh Shambhala I was googling a recipe for pickled cherry blossoms for sushi and came across the blog of Debbie…..who runs the Etegami Fun Club on Facebook. Even though I am conversant with ikebana, haiku and ... continue
Posted March 17, 2014 by
The Path of Flowers

The Path of Flowers – HIGHLIGHT

Marcia Shibata doing a demonstrationThis March, Shambhala Times will be celebrating Shambhala and the Arts in honor of Shambhala Art Day, which is coming up on March 21st. In the coming month, we will be focusing on the various forms of art, artistic expression, and Shambhala ... continue
Posted March 15, 2014 by
Lungta: Finalists in the Windhorse Poetry Competition

Lungta: Finalists in the Windhorse Poetry Competition – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times Poetry Space Editorial Board is pleased to present the Nine Finalists in the first ever Shambhala Day Poetry Contest From Philadelphia to Alaska, from Texas to Nova Scotia. From the Netherlands and South Africa. From Germany and Spain. Nearly eighty entries in the Sakyong’s inaugural Shambhala ... continue
Posted March 8, 2014 by
 Authentic Presence: Touching “The Thing in Itself”

Authentic Presence: Touching “The Thing in Itself” – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space guest article by Frank Ryan This year Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has announced the inaugural Shambhala Poetry Contest. The selected poem on Windhorse will be read aloud on Shambhala Day to the international community. This brings to the fore the potency of elevated speech, and poetry ... continue
Posted February 16, 2014 by
Flabbergasted Humility

Flabbergasted Humility – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space Poetry Space offers a conversation. It offers understanding, an expression of meaning, and a forum for showcasing mindfulness in action. This regular column on the Shambhala Times is dedicated this. To that end, we’ve opened a group on the Shambhala Network with the hope ... continue
Posted January 24, 2014 by
Into Empty Space

Into Empty Space – HIGHLIGHT

Joy: mixed media on rice paper, mounted on canvas. 15 by 12 inches.Art that Reflects Feelings and Perceptions by Yeachin Tsai, Troy, NY Growing up in Taiwan, I was deeply influenced by traditional Chinese brush painting and calligraphy. I began to experiment with materials that partly characterize modern ... continue
Posted January 17, 2014 by
Becoming Marilyn Monroe

Becoming Marilyn Monroe – HIGHLIGHT

Alice as Marilyn,Last Summer I lived Twelve Hours as Marilyn Monroe by Alice Toohey, Los Angeles I did this on August 4, 2013 – the 51st anniversary of Marilyn’s death. I created a bedroom, inspired by photos of her various bedrooms in a performance space in Los ... continue
Posted January 6, 2014 by
Poetry Space

Poetry Space – HIGHLIGHT

Welcome to the first installment of Poetry Space on the Shambhala Times! by Jeff Fink, Column Host When we went to the sangha in early October with a request for original work from members, we had no idea what might arise. In point of fact, in the ... continue
Posted November 29, 2013 by
Pure Beauty: The Cosmos in a Vase

Pure Beauty: The Cosmos in a Vase – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating Kalapa Ikebana teacher Seibi Watanabe Sensei on her 90th birthday article by Pam Rubin photos by Sarah Shima In a modest neighborhood of Montreal, an immaculately clean, jewel box of a house shelters a treasure of the Shambhala community: Seibi Watanabe Sensei. If you find yourself in her ... continue
Posted November 20, 2013 by

Can you suggest films for Shambhala Film Soirées?

I am inspired to start a Shambhala Film Soirée tradition in my home over the winter, inviting people to eat and drink together, and watch films that spark conversation about Shambhala vision. They can either communicate Shambhala principles directly, or sometimes expose setting sun mentality in an insightful ... continue
Posted October 21, 2013 by anna_weinstein
Introducing: Poetry Space

Introducing: Poetry Space – HIGHLIGHT

NEW COLUMN: Poetry Space introduction by Jeff Fink, Shambhala Times Poetry Coordinator “Asking my father to tell me about basic goodness often led to poetry…Poetry, art, or gesture is used, because beyond intellectual understanding, each allows feelings to arise.” ~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, The Shambhala Principle, pg. 23 continue
Posted October 14, 2013 by

“When you sat in meditation, you taught the mountains stillness…”

I was so moved to watch this video of Francesca Fremantle, offering one of the poems she wrote about Trungpa Rinpoche. She offered it at the recent Awake in the World festival in London—marking fifty years since Trungpa Rinpoche came to the West.  For those of you who ... continue
Posted September 21, 2013 by anna_weinstein

Sally Larrick – Goodness Woven Right In

Another community artist is Sally Larrick – some of you may know her as the administrative assistant at the Atlanta Shambhala Center, but she is also a professional textile designer, artist, and weaver. She talked to Anna Weinstein about her passion for textiles and weaving, in ... continue
Posted September 19, 2013 by anna_weinstein

Dan Glenn and a musical WORLD PREMIERE!

Cover art by Shambhalian Jeff Wigman. Another of the amazing jewels shining in the Shambhala Maha Auction is none other than the Executive Director of the Boston Shambhala Center, Dan Glenn. He’s not only a full-time centre director – he’s also a fantastic musician and songwriter on the ... continue
Posted September 14, 2013 by anna_weinstein

The Art and Calligraphy of Yeachin Tsai

I am always amazed to discover that the Shambhalians I have known for years have a wealth talents that I somehow have never encountered. In fact, that’s one of the reasons I’m so excited about the Shambhala Maha Auction – it’s a real showcase of the talents and ... continue
Posted September 14, 2013 by anna_weinstein

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