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Lincoln in the Bardo

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review of a George Saunders novel

by Michelle Welch

I’m often on the lookout for Buddhist-themed novels, and Lincoln in the Bardo is a new novel that received numerous critical accolades. More recently, Lion’s Roar magazine featured an interview with the author, George Saunders. I was particularly drawn to the novel after I attended a sukhavati ceremony, which is intended to help a deceased person in their passage through the bardo. In Tibetan Buddhist thought, the bardo is an intermediate state where the deceased await rebirth. Continue…

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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 (Previously unpublished work only, please…) continue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
Windhorse Poem from Jampa Pawo

Windhorse Poem from Jampa Pawo – HIGHLIGHT

Kyango Karkar: The Windhorse Song poem and drawing by Jampa Pawo 2.28.16 To Kyango Karkar, the supreme windhorse, I offer this praise and invocation. Blessed by the smoke of juniper incense, Appear and grant us your inspiration! Your eyes beam a rainbow of five colors. Your perky ears resemble Bodhi leaves. Your pink tongue shines ... continue
Posted April 16, 2016 by CGH
Poetry Space -- Spring 2016

Poetry Space — Spring 2016 – HIGHLIGHT

After a couple of special projects, we’re delighted to return to publishing work that’s been submitted by the readers of Poetry Space. This also means that we’re back in the business of soliciting new work. If you submitted to Poetry Space over the winter, your submissions ... continue
Posted April 14, 2016 by
Poetry Space- Shambhala Day Poetry Contest Special Edition

Poetry Space- Shambhala Day Poetry Contest Special Edition – HIGHLIGHT

The theme of this year’s Shambhala Day poetry contest was The Shambhala Lineage manifesting in the world today, and we received many entries from around the world, each a unique expression of the theme. But one entry touched us all deeply, so deeply that despite the ... continue
Posted March 17, 2016 by
2016 Shambhala Day Poetry Contest

2016 Shambhala Day Poetry Contest – HIGHLIGHT

This is the third year that Poetry Space has had the privilege of coordinating the annual Shambhala Day Poetry Contest. Sadly, it’s also the first time that we blew it, failing to get the winning entry to the Office of the Sakyong in time for inclusion ... continue
Posted February 20, 2016 by
Blood Moon Doha

Blood Moon Doha – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space curated by the Shambhala Times Poetry Space Editorial Board led by Jeff Fink While we’re finishing up a forthcoming piece of reader submissions, here’s an unusual entry.   Last fall, we hosted a Level 2 Shambhala training here in Salt Lake led by Shelley Pierce of Seattle. ... continue
Posted January 20, 2016 by CGH
Shambhala Day Poetry Contest

Shambhala Day Poetry Contest

The Kalapa Court and the Office of Culture and Decorum are pleased to announce this year’s Shambhala Day Poetry Contest. With the blessings of the Sakyong, in celebration of the approaching Year of the Fire Monkey, the theme for this short poetry contest is “The Shambhala Lineage ... continue
Posted January 12, 2016 by David_Brown
Queen Seon Duk of Silla

Queen Seon Duk of Silla

a review by Jay Lippman Korean royal crown In our search for worthwhile television viewing, my wife and I have wandered in many directions and genres from Hollywood to Bollywood, rarely finding anything truly memorable. But now I have discovered a television show so enjoyable that I am ... continue
Posted November 2, 2015 by
Social Presencing Theater

Social Presencing Theater – HIGHLIGHT

A Shambhala Art Form for Social Change A Look at the Training Offered by Acharya Arawana Hayashi article by Maria Patten with Shastri Sandra Ladley This conversation addresses applications of Shambhala Art in social change work today. “Arawana’s work carried a deep meaning for me and the way I ... continue
Posted July 27, 2015 by Dan
A Sacred Journey to Goa, India

A Sacred Journey to Goa, India – HIGHLIGHT

Harish Rao, Whitney Hall & Melinda Rothouse – GoaCOLUMN: Celebrating the Arts article and photos by Melinda Rothouse In March of 2015 I had the opportunity to travel to Goa, India, with two Shambhala friends, Whitney Hall from Austin, and Harish Rao from Los Angeles. I met Harish, ... continue
Posted July 8, 2015 by
Early Summer Musings

Early Summer Musings – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space curated by the Shambhala Times Poetry Space Editorial Board led by Jeff Fink Now that summer has made its appearance across the land (at least here in the Northern hemisphere,) we’re delighted to offer this edition of Poetry Space. Summer is a slow time for us ... continue
Posted June 27, 2015 by
Tweeting Guru Yoga

Tweeting Guru Yoga

Joe Schoech shares a tweet on this auspicious day. me irl pic.twitter.com/nv7tJZrKUI — brøseph (@on3ness) April 4, 2015 continue
Posted April 4, 2015 by

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