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Jun 03
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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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Entries filed under Arts and Poetry


Lhadrima: Part Four of a Painter's Journey

Lhadrima: Part Four of a Painter’s Journey – HIGHLIGHT

A Western Woman’s Journey as Painter of the Lha: The Noble Conquerors. Click here for PART THREE in the Lhadrima series. By Cynthia Moku Looking back once again to 1974 when I watched Glen Eddy demonstrate the technique of brush-line drawing, I saw that within this ... continue
Posted March 1, 2010 by
Lhadrima: Part Three of a Painter's Journey

Lhadrima: Part Three of a Painter’s Journey – HIGHLIGHT

A Western Woman’s Journey as Painter of the Lha: The Noble Conquerors. Click here for PART TWO in the Lhadrima series. By Cynthia Moku Painting the images of the buddhas and the bodhisattvas can become a skillful method when coupled with the path of ... continue
Posted February 28, 2010 by
Lhadrima: Part Two of a Painter's Journey

Lhadrima: Part Two of a Painter’s Journey – HIGHLIGHT

A Western Woman’s Journey as Painter of the Lha: The Noble Conquerors. Click here for PART ONE in the Lhadrima series By Cynthia Moku Drawings and preliminary sketches of the buddhas, bodhisattvas, yidams, protectors and historical emanations form a large part of my process in painting a ... continue
Posted February 27, 2010 by
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

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