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“Art Happens”: Auspicious Ink

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Have you heard of our Art Happens column? Start here to learn more about Art Happens and how to share your art with the Shambhala Times community. Also see the “Art Happens” box at the bottom of the Shambhala Times front page to see more art shared by fellow community members.

Today’s featured Art Happens contains the artwork of Yeachin Tsai, drawn from auspiciousink.com

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"Art Happens": Beyond Us

“Art Happens”: Beyond Us

Poem by Jennifer Holder I feel through sunlight because on the other side is a darkness that yields to the presences of things. Even these things yield to empty, even these empties yield to space. If love can be this big that it takes form in the sensations of you I cannot fathom anything at ... continue
Posted June 3, 2019 by Jennifer Holder
"Art Happens": The Parting Un-Vow

“Art Happens”: The Parting Un-Vow

Eileen Malloy, who works at a Shambhala Center, writes: “Feeling my reaction to people donating their Shambhala belongings, I wrote this un vow.” Level 5 Shambhala Training Pin Inimitable Shambhala. Say everything you ever wanted to say to anyone, But couldn’t because you were in polite society. Relinquish your pins. Release ... continue
Posted June 3, 2019 by Jennifer Holder
Embodied Mark Making: The Big Brush Experience

Embodied Mark Making: The Big Brush Experience – HIGHLIGHT

Barbara Bash Two hundred people sit on chairs lining the sides of a large room. In the center of the space lengths of white paper stretch down the floor, buckets of ink with large bamboo handled brushes are placed near the cushioned seats, a round rock rests ... continue
Posted May 20, 2019 by alexvangils
Poetry Space, Early 2019

Poetry Space, Early 2019 – HIGHLIGHT

After a considerable absence, we are delighted to offer a new edition of Poetry Space. This edition includes both previously submitted work, and some more recently submitted pieces. We invite all of our readers to submit their work. To submit, simply email your work to [email protected] ... continue
Posted May 13, 2019 by
"Art Happens": Life in Stills

“Art Happens”: Life in Stills

By Anne Anderson Saitzyk Captions added by Jennifer Holder Gentle Weapons Served Afresh Count the Feet Grey’s Rest Within the Fold Bagged for Rebirth continue
Posted April 23, 2019 by Jennifer Holder
"Art Happens": The World Within One Scene

“Art Happens”: The World Within One Scene

By David Wilde The play of energies in the imagery around us, as we see it in our visual perceptions, has vivid power that clearly and thoroughly reveals the true nature of our whole world within just that one scene. That’s always a delightful experience, though ... continue
Posted April 23, 2019 by Jennifer Holder
Obstacles as Opportunities for Creation

Obstacles as Opportunities for Creation – HIGHLIGHT

[From the Shambhala Times team: Ms. Younger’s new book, Be, Awake, Create, will be available in June. To read an excerpt of the book, you can click here.] The Beginning Writing the book, Be, Awake, Create, has been quite a creative adventure with many opportunities to live the material I was ... continue
Posted April 22, 2019 by alexvangils
"Art Happens" so Let's Share It Here

“Art Happens” so Let’s Share It Here – HIGHLIGHT

Art happens anytime, anywhere, through spontaneity and deliberation alike. It can be made from anything. It can hold and convey our deepest pains and greatest joys. Whatever it is, it’s communication. Therefore, this new Shambhala Times column, “Art Happens” is devoted to sharing our art. Right now, ... continue
Posted March 17, 2019 by Jennifer Holder
Reopening Poetry Space

Reopening Poetry Space – HIGHLIGHT

Noble Sangha— After much heart searching, we have decided to reopen the Poetry Space column on the Shambhala Times. This is not a decision we take lightly. We are all broken hearted. We are all feeling lost as to how to “simply be” at this point. We’ve ... continue
Posted March 3, 2019 by
Father as Ancestor

Father as Ancestor – HIGHLIGHT

In this reposted article from 2011, Bill Scheffel reflects on both the passing of his father and the Shambhala teachings of Chogyam Trungpa (whom Bill refers to as “Lord Mukpo”, his family name and the name he often used when teaching Shambhala Training). This essay and collection ... continue
Posted December 6, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
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 November 29, 2018 by David_Brown
Monkey at the Movies

Monkey at the Movies – HIGHLIGHT

From the column Shambhala at the Movies, by Angela Pressburger In honour of the holiday season — the time for purchasing Big Box Sets as gifts — I thought I’d offer something I frequently get requests for more information on: Monkey / The Journey to the West. ... continue
Posted November 13, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
On Torma Offering

On Torma Offering – HIGHLIGHT

by Phil Karl While practicing in the three-year retreat at Gampo Abbey several years ago I learned to make tormas. I’d been making tormas for a number of years, but finally got comprehensive training, and plenty of practice in that rather long retreat. It may be of interest ... continue
Posted October 30, 2018 by Philip Karl
The Third Mind Exhibition

The Third Mind Exhibition – HIGHLIGHT

              New River – watercolor series 1981- by John Cage Ellen Pearlman, New York -based writer and editor of the Brooklyn Rail who lives part time in China, writes about The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860–1989 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York responding to the influence of eastern thought ... continue
Posted October 16, 2018 by Ellen Pearlman
"Before and After" by Peter Seidler

Before and After: Portraits from Dathun – HIGHLIGHT

by Peter Seidler This series of photos, titled “Before and After,” comes from a larger project called “Contemplatives,” a visual exploration of the physiological qualities of meditation practice. I set up the “Before and After” project to explore the observable effects on practitioners after long periods of ... continue
Posted October 7, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine

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