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Jun 03
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“Art Happens”: Auspicious Ink

Filed under Featured Columns, Art Happens, Share it Here, Arts and Poetry

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


On Composing a Symphony

On Composing a Symphony – HIGHLIGHT

Alex at rehearsalPhoto credit: Leslie GossettAn interview with composer Alex Van Gils by Shastri Manuel Medeiros On a warm June evening, the University of California Davis Symphony Orchestra performed their final concert of the season at the elegant Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on the university campus. Among ... continue
Posted June 30, 2013 by
Perception Warrior

Perception Warrior – HIGHLIGHT

Lights in the ForestCelebrating Photographer Freeman Patterson by John McQuade This is a birthday remembrance for the great Canadian photographer Freeman Patterson. He celebrated his 75th birthday last year and many admirers celebrated with him. For many decades, Freeman has been a major figure in the Canadian and ... continue
Posted June 19, 2013 by
Snapshots of Basic Goodness: June

Snapshots of Basic Goodness: June – HIGHLIGHT

My friend’s cat as unperturbed model. Just sitting and enjoying and at the same time awake and alert. , NetherlandsThis monthly feature highlights snapshots of basic goodness taken by YOU, our readers, as seen out in the world, on the street, in the countryside, in another ... continue
Posted June 8, 2013 by
Discovering Sound

Discovering Sound – HIGHLIGHT

Mbongui spectacleCOLUMN: In Everyday Life In this Shambhala Times exclusive interview, we take an in-depth look at the life and art of Herb Elsky, resident of Mas Marvent, France. More of Mr. Elsky’s work can be seen online by clicking here. edited by Ani Dawa Chotso “Something the Vidyadhara ... continue
Posted May 5, 2013 by
Turquoise dragon meets Turquoise Princess

Turquoise dragon meets Turquoise Princess

by Margaret Scott What do Einstein and the Mukpo family’s newest addition have in common? They were both born on March 14th. Both Pisces. Welcome to Jetsun Yudra Lhamo Yangchen Ziji Mukpo. She appeared in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the Year of the Snake to the Sakyong and Sakyong ... continue
Posted April 9, 2013 by
You Don’t 'Make' Art!

You Don’t ‘Make’ Art! – HIGHLIGHT

Today we celebrate Shambhala Art Day on the Spring Equinox Shambhala Art Day has been designated by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to occur on the spring equinox. It is a day when the entire Shambhala community and friends are invited to celebrate art forms and disciplines that embody ... continue
Posted March 20, 2013 by
A Painting's Progression

A Painting’s Progression – HIGHLIGHT

paintings and article by Christine Labich Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center I’ve noticed lately that painting is a lot like moving forward in life. Inspiration, action, communication, and letting go seem to have their place. In the case of this painting, the inspiration came from a particular field that ... continue
Posted March 19, 2013 by
paper bags and cardboard

paper bags and cardboard – HIGHLIGHT

by Anne Anderson Saitzyk, Los Angeles Every other year, Shambhala Art teachers and graduates come together for a retreat to contemplate the Dharma Art teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, share inspirations and explore personal and collaborative projects that relate to these teachings. The Shambhala Art program is ... continue
Posted March 11, 2013 by
Dharma Art and the Yearly Festivals

Dharma Art and the Yearly Festivals – HIGHLIGHT

by the Dharma Art Guild of New York Jack Niland, Allison Pepper, Andrew Forbes, and Andi Nyiradi article edited by Andrew Forbes photos by Caitlin Strom The basic elements of cultural importance are the preservation of traditional ceremonies, rituals and festivals. As we can see in living traditions today, like ... continue
Posted March 8, 2013 by
M'Bongui

M’Bongui

M’bongui , a dance performance with music composed by Herbert Elsky and choreography by Sophie Fougère-Darcy, took place on February 15th at the 300 seat Mégisserie theater in St Junien (Limousin, France). M’Bongui M’bongui is a traditional Congolese dance ceremony that was practiced before and after a hunt.  ... continue
Posted March 3, 2013 by luz_rodriguez
Maria’s Shadow

Maria’s Shadow – HIGHLIGHT

A Story for the Child in All of Us by Mercedes Lawrence Maria was a happy shadow. She did all the things that little girls do. She loved to ride her bicycle, swim in the lake and play Frisbee with her dog. She had lots of shadow friends and she was ... continue
Posted March 2, 2013 by
Shambhala Music-Making: Second Movement

Shambhala Music-Making: Second Movement – HIGHLIGHT

A Story in 2 Movements by Madeline Bruser David’s Story Sometimes a musician is ready for a major breakthrough. David came to my weeklong summer program at Karme Choling hoping to rediscover the joy he used to feel in playing the viola. Twenty years ... continue
Posted February 28, 2013 by
Shambhala Music-Making: Joining Two Lineages

Shambhala Music-Making: Joining Two Lineages – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life In which we visit with Shambhala practitioners from all walks of life to hear stories about their life, livelihood and how their meditation practice permeates their everyday experience. In this story, presented in two movements, as it were, we find out about the path ... continue
Posted February 24, 2013 by
Baucis and Philemon

Baucis and Philemon

A Greek myth from Ovid translated by Rolph Humphries read by Celsiana Warwick at Paul Warwick’s Sukhavati February 5, 2013 An oak tree stands Beside a linden, in the Phrygian hills. There’s a low wall around them. I have seen The place myself; a prince once sent me there To a land ruled by ... continue
Posted February 17, 2013 by
Saving the Planet with Rhyme and A Little Reason

Saving the Planet with Rhyme and A Little Reason

Saving this Planet With Rhyme and a Little Reason As I contemplate this worlds ’sad and sorry state; Abominations of global warming, and massive pollution, Problems to which luck and serendipity are mans’ only solution I realize ... continue
Posted January 6, 2013 by

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