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May 13

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

"Art" is a Process, "Arts" is a Form

“Art” is a Process, “Arts” is a Form – HIGHLIGHT

By Steven Saitzyk Within the Shambhala global mandala there are many titles, programs, and projects that carry the moniker “Shambhala,” and they are increasing all the time. It can be confusing because they can sound alike, especially Shambhala Art and Shambhala Arts, or Shambhala Art ... continue
Posted October 27, 2009 by Steven Saitzyk
Rinpoche’s Gauntlet

Rinpoche’s Gauntlet – HIGHLIGHT

By Steven Saitzyk Black and white photos courtesy of Andrea Roth In 1979, or maybe 1980, I met with a group of artists in Los Angeles about an installation. The person creating the installation was my teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, though in the art world he ... continue
Posted September 4, 2009 by Steven Saitzyk
The Power of the Feminine

The Power of the Feminine – HIGHLIGHT

A Poem By Joan Whitacre To the soft power of the feminine gently stroking all closed hearts to yield, to care for water’s sweet taste for breezes’ balmy caress for grasses’ willowy waving for fire’s radiant glowing for all sentient beings’ cooing, laughing, peeping, crying. To the tough power of the feminine firmly cutting ... continue
Posted August 23, 2009 by

Medicine Buddha Aspirations – HIGHLIGHT

By Timothy Walker Just before and during the closing feast for Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche’s Medicine Buddha Retreat, I wrote the following poem of praise to the Medicine Buddha and read it aloud to the assembly. I share it here in this spirit of healing whatever needs ... continue
Posted July 22, 2009 by

Summer’s Full Moon Song – HIGHLIGHT

A mahamudra song by T.W., a Ripa Ladrang sangha member Oh, oh, oh the moon cried So full and heavy she hung low In the late August night sky So bright from crying for her beloved She painted the black night blue And made the crickets sing to a full heaven A song ... continue
Posted July 20, 2009 by
Sound the Great Trumpet of Dharma Art!

Sound the Great Trumpet of Dharma Art! – HIGHLIGHT

Where were you on Shambhala Art Day? Send us your pictures, stories, videos, drawings… And let’s make all Dharma Arts shine, sparkle and illuminate the Shambhala Times! continue
Posted June 6, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
Meeting up with sacredness: an interview with Stéphane Bédard

Meeting up with sacredness: an interview with Stéphane Bédard

“Magic lies in the state of mind of the artist.  This magic is wakeful magic. The artist’s mind is able to tune in to a certain balance or wakefulness – we could call it enlightenment in fact.”  Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche continue
Posted June 3, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
Aller à la rencontre du sacré: une entrevue avec Stéphane Bédard

Aller à la rencontre du sacré: une entrevue avec Stéphane Bédard

“La magie se trouve dans l’état d’esprit de l’artiste.  Cette magie est une magie éveillée.  L’esprit de l’artiste a la capacité de se mettre au diapason d’une sorte d’équilibre ou d’esprit alerte.  En fait, nous pourrions appeler cela l’Eveil.”  Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche continue
Posted June 3, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
Participating in a Dance of Energies:  An Interview with MaryBeth McBride

Participating in a Dance of Energies: An Interview with MaryBeth McBride – HIGHLIGHT

What was your first thought when you saw the word Miksang? Our Tallahassee group could barely pronounce the word Miksang.  We liked the idea of Good Eye, [Miksang means Good Eye in Tibetan.] it peaked our curiosity.  Ten people quickly signed up for the first ‘Contemplative Photography’ class. Through ... continue
Posted May 19, 2009 by
A Mexican Photologue

A Mexican Photologue

Villas Arqueologicas Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico Mayan Woman selling handerchieves, Chichen Itza, Mexico Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico Young coconuts of wakefulness, Isla Mujeres, Mexico Mayan Goddess Ixchel whose 4 sons hold up the sky in each of the 4 directions, Isla Mujeres, Mexico El ... continue
Posted May 8, 2009 by

For the Vidyadhara

A poem by Steven Shippee, written on the Twenty-Second Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche   Chokyi Gyatso, you are like a phone call in the middle of my favorite show, like a doorbell when I’m drifting off, like that falling dream that startles me awake in the middle of ... continue
Posted April 27, 2009 by Steven
"I am Miksang."  An interview with Miksang teacher, Maxine Sidran

“I am Miksang.” An interview with Miksang teacher, Maxine Sidran

Maxine Sidran:  I first saw the word Miksang on a calendar at the Toronto Shambhala Center.  My response was to the word that followed it: photography.  I have practiced photography my entire adult life, and the fact that it had showed up at a meditation center ... continue
Posted April 20, 2009 by

Warrior Song of King Gesar

Our earth is wounded Her oceans and lakes are sick Her rivers are like running sores The air is filled with subtle poisons And the oily smoke of countless hellish fires blackens the sun Day has become night. Fish are born deformed; birds fall lifeless from the sky Forests and plains wither Animals running ... continue
Posted April 17, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
Shambhala Collector Offers Treasures

Shambhala Collector Offers Treasures

By Eric Salter Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche gave me the bodhisattva name” Dharma Ornament of Liberation”, possibly because all my life I have collected beautiful objects, many of which are special Buddhist practice materials. During a visit by Khenpo Rinpoche shortly after I moved into my home, I mentioned ... continue
Posted April 14, 2009 by
Leo Tolstoi's Instructions on How To Rule Your Kingdom

Leo Tolstoi’s Instructions on How To Rule Your Kingdom

Julie Heegaard as the Wise Guru addresses the Queen and King Stephen and Yeshe Clarke as King and Queen Dale Lantz as the King's Minister addresses the King and Queen For Children’s Day in December at the Baltimore Shambhala Center we adapted a story story by Leo Tolstoi called ... continue
Posted April 10, 2009 by

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