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Mar 17

“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 Video, Audio, Photos

Runaway Meditation Retreat

Runaway Meditation Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

by Taz Tagore This year, the New York City-based Reciprocity Foundation pioneered a Buddhist retreat program for homeless, foster care and runaway youth. Over 20 youth attended 3-day retreats (at Dharma Drum retreat center) in upstate New York. The youth reveled in the beauty of the pristine ... continue
Posted October 14, 2011 by

Four more languages have Shambhala YouTube Channels

Following up on the tremendous multilingual efforts for the Shambhala Lineage Festival, there is more good news on the multilingual Shambhala front. In the last two weeeks four more languages have Shambhala YouTube Channels launched. They are mostly still in a “beta” phase as we refine the ... continue
Posted October 13, 2011 by Hamish_MacLaren
Last Days of a Civilian

Last Days of a Civilian – HIGHLIGHT

In 2010, Shambhala practitioner Ben Biggs joined the U.S. Navy. The following video captures his transition from living and working at Shambhala Mountain Center to entering the Navy. The video is by Scott Bison at Bison Pictures. continue
Posted October 8, 2011 by
Kasung Kitchen Marathon

Kasung Kitchen Marathon – HIGHLIGHT

Kynan Brown, a second generation Shambhalian, is running his first marathon in order to raise money for the new Kitchen and Storage building to be built at the Kasung Land at Dorje Denma Ling. Kynan is a Sun Camp graduate, long time staff member and a ... continue
Posted October 4, 2011 by
New Shambhala Chants Introduced at Shambhala Lineage Festival

New Shambhala Chants Introduced at Shambhala Lineage Festival – HIGHLIGHT

In support of reaching millions of people, as the Sakyong says in his Letter of the Morning Sun, we are now introducing three levels of chant books for the Shambhala community. This approach spans daily chants suitable for first-time practitioners through chants for the most advanced ... continue
Posted September 28, 2011 by
Personal Experience of Basic Space

Personal Experience of Basic Space – HIGHLIGHT

[caption id=”attachment_25891″ align=”alignleft” width=”210″ Through meditation, we practice the discipline of not deliberately acting, and this allows our habitual patterns to dissolve into the emptiness of space. Our mind then becomes like the sky, free from clouds. To access the talk, please click on the following ... continue
Posted September 10, 2011 by
On Basic Goodness

On Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

This video clip of a recent teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche hails from the recent sangha retreat at Dechen Choling, entitled Being Brave: Transforming Our World. This message of basic goodness is something the Sakyong would like us all to hear, so please, take a few ... continue
Posted July 22, 2011 by
Announcing the Golden Mirror of Wisdom

Announcing the Golden Mirror of Wisdom – HIGHLIGHT

By Walker Blaine Shambhala has a new book, The Golden Mirror of Wisdom: Images of the Rinchen Terdzö in Orissa, India. It was created at Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s suggestion. The Golden Mirror of Wisdom is a 92-page hardbound edition in coffee table format (12.75” x 14.75”) and ... continue
Posted May 19, 2011 by Walker Blaine
Celebration of New Court in Boulder

Celebration of New Court in Boulder – HIGHLIGHT

More than one hundred Shambhalians gathered on Sunday, May 1 to celebrate the Sakyong’s new court in Boulder. The new court was purchased earlier in the year to accommodate the Sakyong’s growing family and to serve as his seat in the region. There was an atmosphere ... continue
Posted May 5, 2011 by
The Colors of Prague

The Colors of Prague – HIGHLIGHT

Celebration, dialogue, community — Tessa Ladendorff shares photos of the Kalapa Governance Gathering in Prague. Click on any photo to view as a slideshow. continue
Posted April 10, 2011 by
The Ball in Boulder

The Ball in Boulder – HIGHLIGHT

Dancing, poetry, Bollywood and toasts… the Shambhala Ball returned to Boulder this year. Local Shambhalians dressed up in their finery to enjoy an evening of celebration — rounding out Shambhala Day on March 5. Here is a glimpse into the evening. continue
Posted March 15, 2011 by
Making the Impossible Possible

Making the Impossible Possible

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on Shambhala Day 2011 in Boulder. Photo courtesy of Marv Ross. “Ladies and Gentlemen, let’s make the impossible possible,” said the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, in his Shambhala Day address this weekend. “Enlightened Society seems like an impossible mission… What we are doing is ... continue
Posted March 8, 2011 by
Surmang Shedra Swamped with Children

Surmang Shedra Swamped with Children – HIGHLIGHT

By Lyndon Comstock The newly-opened Surmang shedra has been swamped with children wanting to come to school. In an unexpected wave, hundreds of families have started bringing their children every day. The plan was to initially provide facilities for 100 children. At the moment, 350 children ... continue
Posted February 5, 2011 by
30 Years Ago at Lake Louise

30 Years Ago at Lake Louise – HIGHLIGHT

Photos from 1981 Vajradhatu Seminary By Tony Bouret This reminiscence from the 1981 Vajradhatu Seminary was broadcast by Tony Bouret on sangha_announce. With his permission, we have reproduced a selection of his photographs below. It’s been 30 years! The 1981 Vajradhatu Seminary was the last of three held ... continue
Posted January 22, 2011 by
Solstice Gifts at SMC

Solstice Gifts at SMC – HIGHLIGHT

Children’s Day is not just for children anymore! At Shambhala Mountain Center, the staff gathered on the solstice for a lively gift exchange. Greg Smith captured the spirit of the occasion on film: continue
Posted December 26, 2010 by

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