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A five-act comedy that takes us to the court of the Rigden

by Walker Blaine

A year ago in the spring, I had the most surprising thought: I could write a five-act Shambhala comedy. It was as though a light physically turned on in my head, and within a few weeks I had a working draft of Norbu and the Mystery of the Missing Ratna. Friends joined my wife and me for readings in our apartment, and Liz Richardson, a professional actress, offered to co-direct a production. We soon had auditions and a cast of 17 preparing 23 parts for a staged reading at the Halifax Shambhala Centre last fall.  Continue…

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Poetry Space- Short Pieces of Late Summer

Poetry Space- Short Pieces of Late Summer – HIGHLIGHT

It’s Summer, when our submissions slow and our massive volunteer staff, Shambhalians all, head off on retreat. For those who might have wondered if we’d ever publish again (or for that matter, respond to a submission…) our apologies! In any case, we’re delighted to offer three ... continue
Posted August 19, 2017 by
Without Beginning or End, Part 3

Without Beginning or End, Part 3 – HIGHLIGHT

A multi-part series on the trans-temporal art of Yeachin Tsai by Robert R. Shane The Heart Sutra, 2016, sumi ink on Chinese rice paper, 18×30 in V. The Time of Compassion This profound interconnection of all things is expressed in the Buddhist notion of dependent origination (pratīyasamutpāda).  This thesis that ... continue
Posted July 30, 2017 by CGH
Without Beginning or End, Part 2

Without Beginning or End, Part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

A multi-part series on the trans-temporal art of Yeachin Tsai by Robert R. Shane III. Kinesis Hooked, 2017, acrylic on paper, 26×14 in Tsai’s lines—whether circular or straight—move.  While literally static on the paper, they contain within them the energy of the artist’s gesture as they endlessly redraw themselves before ... continue
Posted July 28, 2017 by CGH
Without Beginning or End, Part 1

Without Beginning or End, Part 1 – HIGHLIGHT

A multi-part series on the trans-temporal work of Shambhalian and artist Yeachin Tsai by Robert R. Shane The Contentment of Mr. Orange, 2015, acrylic on paper mounted on canvas, 14×14 in “The circle…is the synthesis of the greatest oppositions. …it points most clearly to the fourth dimension.” (1) —Vassily Kandinsky I. ... continue
Posted July 26, 2017 by CGH
The Hill of Hua-Tzu

The Hill of Hua-Tzu – HIGHLIGHT

Commentary on a poem expressing deep wisdom and compassion by Noel McLellan Hua-Tzu Hill Wang: The birds fly away into infinite space: Over the whole mountain returns the splendour of autumn. Ascending and descending Hua-tzu hill, I feel unbounded bewilderment and lamentation. P’ei:    The sun sets, The wind rises among the pines. Returning home, there is a little dew upon ... continue
Posted June 20, 2017 by CGH
Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo – HIGHLIGHT

review of a George Saunders novel by Michelle Welch I’m often on the lookout for Buddhist-themed novels, and Lincoln in the Bardo is a new novel that received numerous critical accolades. More recently, Lion’s Roar magazine featured an interview with the author, George Saunders. I was particularly drawn ... continue
Posted May 27, 2017 by CGH
Poetry Space – Shambhala Day Poetry Contest Runners Up

Poetry Space – Shambhala Day Poetry Contest Runners Up – HIGHLIGHT

April is National Poetry Month here in the U.S., and given the confusing state of public discourse recently, I’m reminded of the words of poet William Carlos Williams who wrote, in part… “It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what ... continue
Posted April 11, 2017 by
The Need to Feel

The Need to Feel – HIGHLIGHT

A Shambhala teacher explores the meaning of “Environmental Melancholia” and its connection to meditation practice, through the work of artist Regan Rosburg by Shastri Christine Heming I recently participated in Proclaiming Basic Goodness:  Shambhala Meditation with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche at the Halifax Shambhala Centre. Once again I was ... continue
Posted March 15, 2017 by CGH
2017 Shambhala Day Poetry Contest

2017 Shambhala Day Poetry Contest – HIGHLIGHT

We’re delighted to share the winning poem from this year’s Shambhala Day Poetry Contest! We had entries from across the united States and Canada as well as Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. The prompt for this year’s contest was “Fresh Start” — and here’s the winning entry.   Who can ... continue
Posted March 1, 2017 by
Heart to Heart Writing

Heart to Heart Writing – HIGHLIGHT

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 ... continue
Posted February 3, 2017 by CGH
Tiger Dancing with Flowers

Tiger Dancing with Flowers – HIGHLIGHT

Portland hosts a new series celebrating the Path of Appreciation in Dharma Arts: Tiger Dharma Arts Salon by Abbey Pleviak Tonight the Dharma Arts Council hosted our first Four Dignities Dharma Art Salon of the year, on the warrior quality of Tiger.  Societal Health and Wellbeing Director Mark ... continue
Posted January 26, 2017 by CGH
Poetry Space for Winter 2017

Poetry Space for Winter 2017 – HIGHLIGHT

It’s full on winter everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere now, cold and snow and snow and snow. We had a number of interesting new submissions, and we’re very pleased to publish the following two poems, both from poets who are new to Poetry Space. Huge Reminder- we’re ... continue
Posted January 18, 2017 by
Shambhala Day Poetry Contest 2017

Shambhala Day Poetry Contest 2017 – HIGHLIGHT

We’re very excited to announce this year’s Shambhala Day Poetry Contest! The winning poem will be read aloud during the Sakyong’s annual Shambhala Day Broadcast.* The prompt for this year’s contest is “FRESH START” To enter, please submit an original, previously unpublished poem OF NO MORE THAN FOUR ... continue
Posted January 14, 2017 by
Midwinter Dawn Haiku

Midwinter Dawn Haiku – HIGHLIGHT

  Warm blush on deep snow Longest night turns to brilliance Even now light comes   continue
Posted January 4, 2017 by CGH
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

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