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Poetry Space Spring 2021 (Part 1) – HIGHLIGHT

We’re delighted to present the first Poetry Space of the Spring. Please enjoy, and, as always, feel free to send us your new work! The Spaces Between I love the spaces between things The sky between branches, The still between breaths, The quiet between sleep and wake, The crowded wine bar of ... continue
Posted May 14, 2021 by
How Can Art Enhance The Experience Of Meditation?

How Can Art Enhance The Experience Of Meditation? – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Jelleke Vanooteghem on Unsplash By “Jackie Writing Jackie” Meditation and mindfulness are vital practices embraced by Buddhists, owing to their ability to keep the mind on the eightfold path, as well as the many benefits they bestow on human mental health. If, in the past, meditation ... continue
Posted December 21, 2020 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective—December 2020 Newsletter

Touching the Earth Collective—December 2020 Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

Wild Rice Stuffing and Children’s Day By Irene Woodard There are certain things that happen this time of year… A big family gathering with the wild rice stuffing that doesn’t go in the bird. The New Yorker has a turkey cartoon. The Children’s Day King and Queen dolls ... continue
Posted December 2, 2020 by archives-staff
Poetry Space Fall 2020

Poetry Space Fall 2020 – HIGHLIGHT

  Fall is upon us, though the earth still burns. Such a confusing and groundless time for us all. For this edition, we’re delighted to bring you two poets new to Poetry Space, and two poems that we think travel well together. Please enjoy, and send us your ... continue
Posted October 20, 2020 by
One Madder Woman, by Dede Crane

One Madder Woman, by Dede Crane – HIGHLIGHT

Long time sangha member, Dede Crane, has a new book out! “These madmen — and one madder woman — paint as if suffering seizures! One cannot make heads or tails of the work without taking ten paces back.” From the author: One Madder Woman is an historical novel set ... continue
Posted September 22, 2020 by archives-staff
Dinner with Friends and a Strawberry Pie

Dinner with Friends and a Strawberry Pie – HIGHLIGHT

This Shambhala Day I lived out the mindfulness story, the very famous one about the cliff and the strawberry. A man is hiking and falls near the edge of a cliff. He is about to tumble to the ledge below where he sees a tiger waiting with ... continue
Posted May 5, 2019 by archives-staff
Obstacles as Opportunities for Creation

Obstacles as Opportunities for Creation – HIGHLIGHT

[From the Shambhala Times team: Ms. Younger’s new book, Be, Awake, Create, will be available in June. To read an excerpt of the book, you can click here.] The Beginning Writing the book, Be, Awake, Create, has been quite a creative adventure with many opportunities to live the material I was ... continue
Posted April 22, 2019 by archives-staff
Reopening Poetry Space

Reopening Poetry Space – HIGHLIGHT

Noble Sangha— After much heart searching, we have decided to reopen the Poetry Space column on the Shambhala Times. This is not a decision we take lightly. We are all broken hearted. We are all feeling lost as to how to “simply be” at this point. We’ve ... continue
Posted March 3, 2019 by
On Torma Offering

On Torma Offering – HIGHLIGHT

by Phil Karl While practicing in the three-year retreat at Gampo Abbey several years ago I learned to make tormas. I’d been making tormas for a number of years, but finally got comprehensive training, and plenty of practice in that rather long retreat. It may be of interest ... continue
Posted October 30, 2018 by Philip Karl
Report on Shambhala Art

Report on Shambhala Art – HIGHLIGHT

The last ten years in Shambhala Art, and what’s coming next by Stuart Rice, Steve Saitzyk, and Anne Saitzyk Shambhala Art is a living, evolving, and expanding set of teachings based on the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s presentations on visual dharma and dharma art. The Vidyadhara’s visual dharma and ... continue
Posted July 14, 2018 by CGH
Why art, why now?

Why art, why now? – HIGHLIGHT

The third in a three-part series about art, creativity, and the creative process by Katey Schultz I want to wrap up this three-part series helping writers and creative types “come at” their imaginations and their creative practices in new ways, by touching on a big topic. I began ... continue
Posted May 3, 2018 by
The Need to Feel

The Need to Feel – HIGHLIGHT

A Shambhala teacher explores the meaning of “Environmental Melancholia” and its connection to meditation practice, through the work of artist Regan Rosburg by Shastri Christine Heming I recently participated in Proclaiming Basic Goodness:  Shambhala Meditation with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche at the Halifax Shambhala Centre. Once again I was ... continue
Posted March 15, 2017 by CGH
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
Place Your Thoughts Here

Place Your Thoughts Here – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times is pleased to share another new “Summer Read”: Steven Saitzyk’s new book, “Place Your Thoughts Here”. Read below to find out why he wrote this book. article by Steven Saitzyk It is said that most authors end up writing the book they would like to read. ... continue
Posted July 12, 2014 by


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