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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


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Day Broadcast.* The prompt for this year’s contest is “FRESH START” To enter, please submit an original, previously unpublished poem OF NO MORE THAN FOUR ...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
Celebrating the Arts

Celebrating the Arts – HIGHLIGHT

Naming and sharing the art that inspires you on the path by Carol Henderson As I drove to work one morning this week, fall colors in the woods on either side, and a silver glimmer bright on the lake beyond, I did what I often do behind the ... continue
Posted November 2, 2016 by CGH
The Play Itself to See

The Play Itself to See – HIGHLIGHT

A theatrical featurette of the play Norbu and the Mystery of the Missing Ratna by Walker Blaine As noted in the earlier article “Interview with a Shambhala Playwright,” this play was performed in Halifax as part of the Harvest of Peace celebration. Shambhala centers had the option of ... continue
Posted October 1, 2016 by CGH
Interview with a Shambhala Playwright

Interview with a Shambhala Playwright – HIGHLIGHT

This Harvest of Peace weekend, a new Shambhala play, Norbu and the Mystery of the Missing Ratna, will premier at the Halifax Shambhala Centre and a theatrical featurette about the play is being made available to all local Shambhala centres for the Harvest of Peace celebrations. ... continue
Posted September 21, 2016 by CGH
Poetry Space, Fall 2016 – a New Prompt, “Into Winter…”

Poetry Space, Fall 2016 – a New Prompt, “Into Winter…” – HIGHLIGHT

As we head into late fall and soon the early days of winter, we’re delighted to feature two poems from a poet new to Poetry Space, Sydney Solis from Boulder. As the days shorten, we are increasingly eager to review new work. This time, we’re offering a ... continue
Posted September 3, 2016 by
First Thought, Best Thought

First Thought, Best Thought – HIGHLIGHT

Sometimes interesting coincidences happen…. by Michelle Welch I was browsing the Phoenix Shambhala Twitter feed and came across this photo posting from Lion’s Roar: The photographer included this comment: “In this monochromatic moment, as birds take flight, dark lines dissolve into textures. It’s a rich example of fresh seeing.” continue
Posted June 23, 2016 by CGH
Writing with Beginner's Mind

Writing with Beginner’s Mind – HIGHLIGHT

Writing is for everyone! A writer and workshop leader shows us how…. by Tunde Nemeth Forget everything you’ve ever learned about writing, everything you know about making an outline and following it and sticking to one point per paragraph. Forget about grammar and punctuation and making sense. Forget ... continue
Posted June 21, 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
Poetry Space - Summer 2016

Poetry Space – Summer 2016 – HIGHLIGHT

It’s spring moving into summer, retreat time in the Shambhala kingdom. This month, we’re delighted to welcome two poets new to Poetry Space. By the way, we’re always reviewing new submissions, so please send us yours! (Previously unpublished work only, please…) continue
Posted June 7, 2016 by
Piercing the Heart of Mara

Piercing the Heart of Mara – HIGHLIGHT

A poem by Jampa Pawo, dedicated to his dharma friend Grace Bull’s Eye: An Arrow Piercing the Heart of Mara Listen, brave warrior of Shambhala. In your battle against the delusions, Raise the longbow of unborn shunyata In your left hand of primordial wisdom And draw the arrow of bodhichitta With your right ... continue
Posted April 28, 2016 by CGH

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