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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


What is the Heart of Dharma Art?

What is the Heart of Dharma Art? – HIGHLIGHT

calligraphy by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Jack Niland and unknown artist Celebrating Shambhala and the Arts story and artwork by Jack Niland What is the Heart of Dharma Art? It is MANIFESTING the world…your world, my world, our world…an enlightened world. Why? Because this is what the universe does. It ... continue
Posted October 4, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
More Buried Rivers

More Buried Rivers – HIGHLIGHT

A second excerpt from the book subtitled A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust by Ellen Korman Mains It would be dark when I arrived in Zamość, a place I’d never been and where I knew no one. I didn’t even have a reservation for the night. It wasn’t confidence ... continue
Posted September 26, 2018 by CGH
Buried Rivers

Buried Rivers – HIGHLIGHT

A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust; excerpt from a book  by Ellen Korman Mains The center was called Tail of the Tiger then. When I returned from my second visit, my mother went to the door of my parents’ bedroom and called my father out, like a foot-soldier ... continue
Posted September 24, 2018 by CGH
Poetry Space

Poetry Space – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections from the Coordinator by Jeff Fink In 2013, I was approached by the then-editor of the Times, Sarah Lipton, about possibly organizing a poetry column for the Shambhala Times. This grew out of an Enlightened Society Assembly conversation, so how could I say no? With the help ... continue
Posted September 2, 2018 by
Poetry Space, Summer 2018

Poetry Space, Summer 2018 – HIGHLIGHT

Poetry Space – Summer 2018 Sometimes, it seems as if the world is literally and figuratively on fire, and this is certainly what it feels like in the kingdom of Shambhala right now. Also, we’re very late in responding to our most recent set of new submissions, ... continue
Posted August 21, 2018 by
The Crystal Sands

The Crystal Sands – HIGHLIGHT

A short story about power dynamics and consensual relationship by Anne-Marie Keppel There once were two humans sitting on a beach. Beautiful, glistening, crystal-like sand covered the beach like a blanket of starry wonder. The sand stretched across the entire expanse surrounding them, and at the edges mingled ... continue
Posted July 12, 2018 by CGH
I've Gotten as Far as Fearlessness

I’ve Gotten as Far as Fearlessness – HIGHLIGHT

The Tiger says: “You are good enough to help.” The Lion says: “You know you want to help.” The Garuda says: “It’s time. Let’s do this.” I can’t wait to hear what the Dragon says. But for now, there’s work to do. a bit of verse by Alan Augustson continue
Posted June 2, 2018 by
Why art, why now?

Why art, why now? – HIGHLIGHT

The third in a three-part series about art, creativity, and the creative process by Katey Schultz I want to wrap up this three-part series helping writers and creative types “come at” their imaginations and their creative practices in new ways, by touching on a big topic. I began ... continue
Posted May 3, 2018 by
Meditation and Revision

Meditation and Revision – HIGHLIGHT

The second in a three-part series about art, creativity, and the creative process by Katey Schultz Last time, I wrote about ways to Jumpstart Your Creative Flow, offering a few techniques I use to help engage my imagination and creative process. This time, I want to look at ... continue
Posted May 1, 2018 by
Jumpstart Your Creative Flow

Jumpstart Your Creative Flow – HIGHLIGHT

The first of three articles on art, creativity, and the creative process by Katey Schultz Every week in my Into the Flash online class, I offer a mindful flow exercise. This is a mindfulness, meditation-inspired exercise that I design specifically for writers and creative types to help them ... continue
Posted April 29, 2018 by
Travels in Tibet

Travels in Tibet – HIGHLIGHT

A book excerpt from My Search in Tibet for the Wish-Fulfilling Jewel by Peter Mt. Shasta As the monks chanted over and over I joined in. Spiritual energy filled my mind and body. As my eyes were closing, the naljorpa who had given me the slip earlier suddenly ... continue
Posted March 11, 2018 by CGH
Natural Flowers 3

Natural Flowers 3 – HIGHLIGHT

Part three of a three-part series exploring the broader meanings of ikebana  by Marcia Shibata, with guest editor Crystal Gandrud When Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche discovered ikebana, he immediately perceived the profound potential of this discipline that can teach people about the five elements, natural hierarchy, and constant flow and ... continue
Posted March 5, 2018 by CGH
Natural Flowers 2

Natural Flowers 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Part two of a three-part series exploring the broader meanings of ikebana  by Marcia Shibata, with guest editor Crystal Gandrud Many westerners shy from, even reject, the idea of hierarchy. It is irritating and threatening because the human world has seen so many examples of destructive human hierarchal leadership ... continue
Posted March 3, 2018 by CGH
Natural Flowers

Natural Flowers – HIGHLIGHT

Part one of a three-part series exploring the broader meanings of ikebana  by Marcia Shibata, with guest editor Crystal Gandrud Sometimes I’m asked why Shambhala Centers have Asian style flower arrangements. After all, we are in the west, right? We could make western arrangements much faster. We could copy ... continue
Posted March 1, 2018 by CGH
Shambhala Day Poetry Entries

Shambhala Day Poetry Entries – HIGHLIGHT

Full submissions for the 2018 Shambhala Day Poetry Contest In these complicated days, we’ve decided to publish all of the poems submitted to this year’s Shambhala Day Poetry Contest. Click here to see the winning poem and the three runners-up Winning Entry and Runners Up Below are the other ... continue
Posted February 23, 2018 by

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