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The Impulse to Reach Out

The Impulse to Reach Out – HIGHLIGHT

A songwriter’s memoir reveals connections between Dharma Art and the creative work of a punk/rock musician by Michelle Welch I love finding Buddhist themes in unexpected places, most often in books that are otherwise unrelated to Buddhism. Recently I read The Art of Asking, a memoir by rock/punk singer ... continue
Posted December 27, 2016 by CGH
Place Your Thoughts Here, Part II

Place Your Thoughts Here, Part II – HIGHLIGHT

The second of two excerpts from Shambhalian Steven Saitzyk’s new dharma art book by Steven Saitzyk Place Your Thoughts Here (Version 2), by Steven Saitzyk “Just be here now.” This is advice many of us have heard. Intuitively, we know our landing place has everything to do with being ... continue
Posted June 13, 2016 by CGH
Place Your Thoughts Here, Part I

Place Your Thoughts Here, Part I – HIGHLIGHT

The first of two excerpts from Shambhalian Steven Saitzyk’s new dharma art book. by Steven Saitzyk Things are not difficult to make; what is difficult is putting ourselves in the state of mind to make them. ~ Constantin Brancusi “My creative process is a meditation.” I have heard this statement often. ... continue
Posted June 12, 2016 by CGH
Finding Freedom Inside

Finding Freedom Inside – HIGHLIGHT

Being with Jampa Pawo by Norma Harris Buddha image by Jampa Pawo Last year Atlanta Shambhala received an email from Les Ste. Marie at Gampo Abbey. He was passing on a request from a man on death row in Georgia who had been meditating and studying Buddhism. His wish ... continue
Posted November 12, 2015 by CGH
The Harlem Shake in Shambhala (in Portland, that is)

The Harlem Shake in Shambhala (in Portland, that is)

As part of the 2013 Spring Arts Festival, the Shambhala Meditation Center community of Portland, OR has created their addition to the current “Harlem Shake” phenomenon. From: Portland News Magazine continue
Posted July 1, 2013 by John David Smith

The Harlem Shake in Shambhala

As part of the 2013 Spring Arts Festival,  the Shambhala Meditation Center community of Portland, OR has created their addition to the current “Harlem Shake” phenomenon.   From: Portland News Magazine continue
Posted July 1, 2013 by John David Smith

Poems from the 2013 Dharma Arts Festival

basic goodness Mother and magpies break the night in half, always and not broken. My palms form a tray of fermented digits. That’s right, cupcake, a container for breath and doubt. Loudly with precision: a heart a hammer (libraries full of hammers) a head on a tenuous stem the feet in a flowerpot, basically good. Stand ground standing ... continue
Posted April 7, 2013 by John David Smith
You Don’t 'Make' Art!

You Don’t ‘Make’ Art! – HIGHLIGHT

Today we celebrate Shambhala Art Day on the Spring Equinox Shambhala Art Day has been designated by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to occur on the spring equinox. It is a day when the entire Shambhala community and friends are invited to celebrate art forms and disciplines that embody ... continue
Posted March 20, 2013 by
paper bags and cardboard

paper bags and cardboard – HIGHLIGHT

by Anne Anderson Saitzyk, Los Angeles Every other year, Shambhala Art teachers and graduates come together for a retreat to contemplate the Dharma Art teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, share inspirations and explore personal and collaborative projects that relate to these teachings. The Shambhala Art program is ... continue
Posted March 11, 2013 by
Expressing Society

Expressing Society – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating the Arts Editor’s Column by Sarah Lipton Shambhala Times Editor It should be snowing, but it sounds like it’s raining. Makes me want to tap my fingers in time to the drops, or splash some paint across a page. Chickadees were chirruping this morning as the sun came ... continue
Posted March 1, 2013 by Sarah
Union of Dharma and Art

Union of Dharma and Art – HIGHLIGHT

photos and article by Dana Marshall In my last year of high school in Boulder, Colorado (1978), at 16 years old I had completed all the required courses so I had the opportunity to focus on what really interested me which was painting, photography, ceramics and mythology. ... continue
Posted May 7, 2012 by
What is the Heart of Dharma Art?

What is the Heart of Dharma Art? – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating Shambhala and the Arts story and artwork by Jack Niland What is the Heart of Dharma Art? It is MANIFESTING the world…your world, my world, our world…an enlightened world. Why? Because this is what the universe does. It creates world systems from the elements and their stories ... continue
Posted March 24, 2012 by
Sometimes a golden fish swims by

Sometimes a golden fish swims by – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating Shambhala and the Arts What to Know and How to Know It photos and article by Mary Lang “Sit and do nothing. Every once in a while a golden fish swims by and lays her golden eggs. You’ll know.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche In the fall of 1973, I started ... continue
Posted March 22, 2012 by
A Brief History of Shambhala Art

A Brief History of Shambhala Art – HIGHLIGHT

by Steven Saitzyk, International Director of Shambhala Art How does one begin to tell a story that no one person can tell? Even finding a starting point for this tale is a challenge. I could start when I first met the Druk Sakyong, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in ... continue
Posted March 11, 2012 by
Shambhala and the Arts

Shambhala and the Arts – HIGHLIGHT

This March, Shambhala Times will be celebrating Shambhala and the Arts in honor of Shambhala Art Day, which is coming up on March 20th. In the coming month, we will be focusing on the various forms of art, artistic expression, and Shambhala Art teachings. If you ... continue
Posted March 5, 2012 by


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