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May 13
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Poetry Space, Early 2019

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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]. Please include your poems in the body of the email (no more than 3 poems per submission please), and please include your name and where you live; if you prefer to submit anonymously, that’s perfectly fine

In difficult times, perhaps poetry can offer a fresh expression for that which is difficult to bear. May this be of benefit… Continue…

Entries filed under Arts and Poetry


Lhadrima: A Painter's Journey

Lhadrima: A Painter’s Journey – HIGHLIGHT

A Western Woman’s Journey as Painter of the Lha: The Noble Conquerors. By Cynthia Moku It was 1969 in San Francisco. I was a student taking classes at the San Francisco Art Institute on Russian Hill and the San Francisco Academy of Art on Sutter Street ... continue
Posted February 26, 2010 by

The Other Side of a Jasmine Cup – HIGHLIGHT

To mark today’s union of Shambhala Day with Valentine’s Day, we offer a love poem by Sakyong Mipham, written for Semo Tseyang. Happy New Year, and may yours be a lovely year! The sun broke through, Camouflaged by speculation. When the lips of realism Smacked their kiss upon this ... continue
Posted February 14, 2010 by

Living Guru – HIGHLIGHT

A doha by Linda Lewis, offered as part of our series of expressions of love leading up to this year’s Shambhala / Valentine’s Day celebration. I think of the guru I remember Trungpa Rinpoche. I remember the wide smile and Cheshire teeth, the cowboy ... continue
Posted February 5, 2010 by
Documenting Action for Change

Documenting Action for Change – HIGHLIGHT

From the column Shambhala at the Movies by Angela Pressburger Many Shambhalians – in our centers and as individuals – have expressed an interest in using ecology films to inspire dialogue and further exploration of this important and very current topic. Recently, there has been ... continue
Posted January 31, 2010 by

Sun Love Sun – HIGHLIGHT

Because Shambhala Day falls on Valentine’s Day this year, in the weeks leading up to the big day, we will be featuring our community’s vibrant expressions of love. By Olive Colon Breakfasting Before the sunmist sun Breaking through cloudy mind Sweeping away discursive patternings Brushing cobwebs Off ancient rhymes Continuity Often not expressed But recognized In space ... continue
Posted January 27, 2010 by
Demonstration of Space, Form, and Energy

Demonstration of Space, Form, and Energy – HIGHLIGHT

In this video series, Marcia Shibata demonstrates the principles of the practice of flower arranging. At the recent Shambhala Art Intensive in Los Angeles, Kado practitioner and teacher, Marcia Shibata did an Ikebana demonstration of the principles of Space, Form and Energy, which — in Ikebana ... continue
Posted January 25, 2010 by Steven Saitzyk
Tea: A Mirror of the Soul

Tea: A Mirror of the Soul – HIGHLIGHT

From the column Shambhala at the Movies, by Angela Pressburger This week’s movie is TAN DUN: TEA – A MIRROR OF THE SOUL (English with Chinese, French, German, and Spanish subtitles. 2002, Japan/Germany, 120 min). Chinese composer Tan Dun has won many awards for his scores to the ... continue
Posted January 7, 2010 by
Confessions of a Householder

Confessions of a Householder – HIGHLIGHT

By Acharya Michael Greenleaf Let’s face it. A house is not Zen. I never really wanted a house. It was my wife’s idea. My ideal scenario was to live in a van. There are many advantages to a van. Maybe it’s a guy thing. For one, who ever heard ... continue
Posted January 6, 2010 by
Kitchen Shrine at Dorje Dzong

Kitchen Shrine at Dorje Dzong

Phyllis Segura offers recommendations for a kitchen shrine, inspired by our recent interview with Sangyum Wendy Friedman and Kusung Dapon Noel McLellan on Shambhala Households. Click on images to enlarge: The offerings here are a rice paddle and chopsticks. The shrine should also contain a rice offering ... continue
Posted January 2, 2010 by Phyllis Segura
Dancing Life

Dancing Life – HIGHLIGHT

A Playful Encounter of Maitri and Dance By Alexa Gould-Kavet This October, the large shrine room floor was caressed, stomped, delicately slithered and tiptoed across by thirty sets of feet. These feet, each day, were swathed in red, green, yellow, blue and white. Our feet come to mind ... continue
Posted December 7, 2009 by
Shambhala Sun Auction Open through December 13

Shambhala Sun Auction Open through December 13

The Shambhala Sun Foundation’s 3rd Annual Auction is now underway and runs through December 13. We welcome your support through visits and bids. Browse the auction here. To register, click here. You’ll find calligraphies by Chogyam Trungpa and Thich Nhat Hanh, signed books by Pema Chodron, retreat ... continue
Posted December 1, 2009 by
Expressing Love of Food in Jewellery

Expressing Love of Food in Jewellery – HIGHLIGHT

Berkeley Brown reflects on the jewellery she creates on the occasion of her first solo exhibition in Halifax, titled “Whisked Away.” The value of food in our society is fascinating; I am intrigued by the way our relationship to it allows food to transcend its ... continue
Posted November 28, 2009 by
Sukhi Barber's exhibit in London

Sukhi Barber’s exhibit in London

Do you want to see the buddha nature manifest?!?….  Then, go check out this exhibit in London starting December 3. Exhibit at Albemarle Gallery December 3rd to January 16th 49 Albemarle Street London W1S 4JR Tel : 020 7499 1616 http://www.albemarlegallery.com/ Sukhi Barber was born in Hertfordshire, England. From an early age she ... continue
Posted November 26, 2009 by
Introducing “Shambhala at the Movies”

Introducing “Shambhala at the Movies” – HIGHLIGHT

A new column by Angela Pressburger “I think that a film should have a good story, a clear story, and it should have, if possible, something which is probably the most difficult thing – it should have a little bit of magic….Magic being untouchable ... continue
Posted November 24, 2009 by
"As many languages as people", a photographic journey

“As many languages as people”, a photographic journey

Starting the 8th of November, is a joint exhibition in the Benedictushof Centre for Spiritual Pathways in Holzkirchen (near Würzburg, Germany) of photographer Zsolt Suto and sulptor Max Schmelcher. The background story behind this expo: You might remember that the pictures were taken in 2oo7 while traveling in the footsteps ... continue
Posted November 8, 2009 by

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