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Finding Vastness

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Joining painting, photography, and meditation

by Karen Iglehart

Some of you have seen my paintings at Karme Choling and know of me as a painter. Many of you reading this may know me through Shambhala programs. I would like to share the photographic aspect of my artistic endeavors.

As an artist, one holds a personal vision of the physical world we live in. For me it is a shifting sense of looking for space, color, the relationship of the two. What is close, or far? What is open and what confines? How do they work together? Continue…

Entries filed under Arts and Poetry


The Impulse to Reach Out

The Impulse to Reach Out – HIGHLIGHT

A songwriter’s memoir reveals connections between Dharma Art and the creative work of a punk/rock musician by Michelle Welch I love finding Buddhist themes in unexpected places, most often in books that are otherwise unrelated to Buddhism. Recently I read The Art of Asking, a memoir by rock/punk singer ... continue
Posted December 27, 2016 by CGH
Celebrating the Arts

Celebrating the Arts – HIGHLIGHT

Naming and sharing the art that inspires you on the path by Carol Henderson As I drove to work one morning this week, fall colors in the woods on either side, and a silver glimmer bright on the lake beyond, I did what I often do behind the ... continue
Posted November 2, 2016 by CGH
The Play Itself to See

The Play Itself to See – HIGHLIGHT

A theatrical featurette of the play Norbu and the Mystery of the Missing Ratna by Walker Blaine As noted in the earlier article “Interview with a Shambhala Playwright,” this play was performed in Halifax as part of the Harvest of Peace celebration. Shambhala centers had the option of ... continue
Posted October 1, 2016 by CGH
Interview with a Shambhala Playwright

Interview with a Shambhala Playwright – HIGHLIGHT

This Harvest of Peace weekend, a new Shambhala play, Norbu and the Mystery of the Missing Ratna, will premier at the Halifax Shambhala Centre and a theatrical featurette about the play is being made available to all local Shambhala centres for the Harvest of Peace celebrations. ... continue
Posted September 21, 2016 by CGH
Poetry Space, Fall 2016 – a New Prompt, “Into Winter…”

Poetry Space, Fall 2016 – a New Prompt, “Into Winter…” – HIGHLIGHT

As we head into late fall and soon the early days of winter, we’re delighted to feature two poems from a poet new to Poetry Space, Sydney Solis from Boulder. As the days shorten, we are increasingly eager to review new work. This time, we’re offering a ... continue
Posted September 3, 2016 by
First Thought, Best Thought

First Thought, Best Thought – HIGHLIGHT

Sometimes interesting coincidences happen…. by Michelle Welch I was browsing the Phoenix Shambhala Twitter feed and came across this photo posting from Lion’s Roar: The photographer included this comment: “In this monochromatic moment, as birds take flight, dark lines dissolve into textures. It’s a rich example of fresh seeing.” continue
Posted June 23, 2016 by CGH
Writing with Beginner's Mind

Writing with Beginner’s Mind – HIGHLIGHT

Writing is for everyone! A writer and workshop leader shows us how…. by Tunde Nemeth Forget everything you’ve ever learned about writing, everything you know about making an outline and following it and sticking to one point per paragraph. Forget about grammar and punctuation and making sense. Forget ... continue
Posted June 21, 2016 by CGH
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

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