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A five-act comedy that takes us to the court of the Rigden

by Walker Blaine

A year ago in the spring, I had the most surprising thought: I could write a five-act Shambhala comedy. It was as though a light physically turned on in my head, and within a few weeks I had a working draft of Norbu and the Mystery of the Missing Ratna. Friends joined my wife and me for readings in our apartment, and Liz Richardson, a professional actress, offered to co-direct a production. We soon had auditions and a cast of 17 preparing 23 parts for a staged reading at the Halifax Shambhala Centre last fall.  Continue…

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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
Miksang Contemplative Photography Gallery Show in Austin

Miksang Contemplative Photography Gallery Show in Austin – HIGHLIGHT

March is Shambhala Arts month, and the Shambhala Times is celebrating with articles from community members about creative expression. Today’s submission comes from Melinda Rothouse on the Miksang Contemplative Photography Gallery Show in Austin, Texas. by Melinda Rothouse Photo by Kent Samuelson Over the last month, the Dougherty Arts Center, run ... continue
Posted March 31, 2015 by Dan
Blue and Gray, Sea and Fog

Blue and Gray, Sea and Fog – HIGHLIGHT

March is Shambhala Arts month, and the Shambhala Times is celebrating with articles from community members about creative expression. Today’s submission comes from Miksang teacher Hiltrud Enders of Dusseldorf, Germany (Translated by Susanne Lück).  “Tomorrow we will have a nice last walk on the beach,” I think and try to reconcile ... continue
Posted March 29, 2015 by Dan
Bandit Soup: A Recipe for Love, Courage and Songwriting

Bandit Soup: A Recipe for Love, Courage and Songwriting – HIGHLIGHT

March is Shambhala Arts month, and the Shambhala Times is celebrating with articles from community members about creative expression. Today’s submission comes from Bill Bothwell as he discusses his journey as a musician and student of the Shambhala dharma. So I am a musician again! Even I want to know ... continue
Posted March 22, 2015 by Dan
A Shambhala Day Poem

A Shambhala Day Poem – HIGHLIGHT

by Reed Bye This poem was presented to the Boulder Community after the Sadhana of Mahamudra on Shambhala Day, on the occasion of our good-bye celebration for Ulrike Halpern, our outgoing Center Director.   continue
Posted March 15, 2015 by Dan
Midwinter Haiku Contest Semi-Finalists and Honorable Mentions

Midwinter Haiku Contest Semi-Finalists and Honorable Mentions – HIGHLIGHT

Midwinter Haiku Contest Semifinalists and Honorable Mentions (in Order of Selection) While it may seem that the snow will never stop in Boston, or begin again in the mountains of the west, winter will, presumably, move gradually into Spring. Before that happens, here are the remaining haiku ... continue
Posted March 14, 2015 by Dan
Fear and Contraction

Fear and Contraction – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Celebrating the Arts On Writing by Michelle Welch, Phoenix I’ve talked about writing several times on the Phoenix blog, because it’s something I do and something that’s so embedded in my life that it offers all kinds of opportunity to practice, often in unexpected ways. One of these ... continue
Posted March 11, 2015 by
On Making Art

On Making Art – HIGHLIGHT

Hum Calligraphy by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche COLUMN: Radical Compassion Shambhala Times Exclusive Interview with Lama Tsultrim Allione conducted by Cameron Wenaus of retreat.guru and Sarah Lipton, Editor-in-Chief of the Shambhala Times transcribed and written by Emma Sartwell, Shambhala Times Volunteer You may know Lama Tsultrim Allione as the teacher of Feeding ... continue
Posted March 4, 2015 by
Art, Meditation and the Creative Process

Art, Meditation and the Creative Process – HIGHLIGHT

An Interview with Steven Saitzyk by Melinda Rothouse March is Shambhala Art month. To kick it off, Melinda Rothouse of Austin interviews Shambhala artist, author and educator Steve Saitzyk.  I recently completed the Shambhala Art teacher training program in Los Angeles with one of my beloved teachers and mentors, Steven Saitzyk. ... continue
Posted March 1, 2015 by Dan
First Annual Midwinter Haiku Contest Winners

First Annual Midwinter Haiku Contest Winners – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space We’re absolutely delighted to announce the completion of our First Annual Midwinter Haiku contest. Frankly, this contest was a bit of an experiment – and one that we think has worked out rather well (if we do say so ourselves….) Originally scheduled to close on ... continue
Posted February 6, 2015 by

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