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What is Miksang Really?

What is Miksang Really? – HIGHLIGHT

Miksang image by April SiegfriedInvestigating Contemplative Photography article by Julie DuBose, Director of Miksang Institute photos by students of the Miksang Institute There are many people these days that feel a connection to contemplative photography, and it can be confusing and difficult for the aspiring contemplative photographer to clarify ... continue
Posted April 7, 2014 by
Nothing Happens and We Notice It

Nothing Happens and We Notice It – HIGHLIGHT

Contemplative Photography in Hawaii by Charles Blackhall Traveling from the middle of a Canadian winter to the sun-drenched shores of Hawaii is a welcome feast for the senses. Bright blue skies, fragrant tropical flowers, azure waters lap the shore. Our bare feet love sink into the warm sand. ... continue
Posted March 29, 2014 by
Shining Fragments of Play

Shining Fragments of Play – HIGHLIGHT

Shoes with candy, by Angela LloydCelebrating the Arts Upon Attending a Shambhala Art Intensive article by Allison Conant photos by Angela Lloyd I remember the weekend in shining fragments: pink and white Good and Plenty’s in Anne’s vintage red kitten-heel shoe, a sprinkling of bright green herbs on the floor, ... continue
Posted March 21, 2014 by
Chaos, Bewilderment and Being Pissed-off While Viewing Art

Chaos, Bewilderment and Being Pissed-off While Viewing Art – HIGHLIGHT

Steve Saitzyk Leading Contemplative Viewing Shambhala Art Field Trip to LACMA Today is Shambhala Art Day, which 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 ... continue
Posted March 20, 2014 by
Into Empty Space

Into Empty Space – HIGHLIGHT

Joy: mixed media on rice paper, mounted on canvas. 15 by 12 inches.Art that Reflects Feelings and Perceptions by Yeachin Tsai, Troy, NY Growing up in Taiwan, I was deeply influenced by traditional Chinese brush painting and calligraphy. I began to experiment with materials that partly characterize modern ... continue
Posted January 17, 2014 by
Becoming Marilyn Monroe

Becoming Marilyn Monroe – HIGHLIGHT

Alice as Marilyn,Last Summer I lived Twelve Hours as Marilyn Monroe by Alice Toohey, Los Angeles I did this on August 4, 2013 – the 51st anniversary of Marilyn’s death. I created a bedroom, inspired by photos of her various bedrooms in a performance space in Los ... continue
Posted January 6, 2014 by
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
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
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
Radical Friendliness

Radical Friendliness – HIGHLIGHT

Alicia Vogl Saenz is a museum educator at one of Los Angeles’ premiere art institutions. She shares a bit about how the Shambhala teachings inspired her to create a culture of “Radical Friendliness” at the musuem. A few years ago, my supervisor and I were planning ... continue
Posted March 13, 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
Pleasure in Precision

Pleasure in Precision – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life In a recent skype interview, the Shambhala Times enjoyed the occasion to interview Mr. John Darby, a long-time Shambhala student, and woodworker since the early 1970s. John lives with his wife, Shastri Andrea Darby and family in Western Massachusetts. We asked him about ... continue
Posted March 6, 2013 by
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


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