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Mar 17
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“Art Happens” so Let’s Share It Here

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Art happens anytime, anywhere, through spontaneity and deliberation alike. It can be made from anything. It can hold and convey our deepest pains and greatest joys. Whatever it is, it’s communication. Therefore, this new Shambhala Times column, “Art Happens” is devoted to sharing our art.

Right now, in this time and place, we could use some communication that is beyond concept. That is as unfathomable to its maker as its viewer. So let’s gather the artists, painters, crafters, wordsmiths, photographers, and everyone who dares to place a dot in our cosmic canvas for others to witness.

We can support photographs of visual art, digital files, links, and announcements for where to see art in person. All mediums and forms that this website can practically portray are welcome. Everything received that is free from hate, violence, or willful harm will be published, and it may or may not be featured on the front page. Comments will be open but moderated to protect the heart of art, which needs to be given the safety to be raw and vulnerable; to go there, where the mind cannot tread.

The only requirement is that you submit an artist’s statement with your art. Whether you want to write about materials, process, symbolism, theory, practice principles, awakening moments you experienced while making the art, or even breakdowns that shook you to your core, share it with the community in this column.

Submissions can be emailed to Jennifer Holder at [email protected].

Jennifer Holder was a founding editor of the Shambhala Times and served as editor-in-chief, reporter, and event blogger until 2012. She received a writing degree from Naropa University and immediately launched a whole-hearted, all-in career in book publishing. After editorial stints in Boulder, Vancouver, London, Dallas, and Manhattan, she founded Full Bloom Publications and writes, edits, advises, coaches, and publishes galore (averaging 28 book projects a year). Jennifer lives in Fulton, Missouri with furry sangha members who purr during meditation and sometimes eat shrine offerings.

Entries filed under Arts and Poetry


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
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
Pieces of Winter

Pieces of Winter – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space Special Reminder: The final submission deadline for the first Winter Haiku Contest is January 16. Don’t miss it!! This contest is being judged by our special visiting judge, noted haiku expert and longtime sangha member, Patricia Donegan. The winner will receive a signed copy ... continue
Posted January 16, 2015 by

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