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Father as Ancestor

Father as Ancestor – HIGHLIGHT

In this reposted article from 2011, Bill Scheffel reflects on both the passing of his father and the Shambhala teachings of Chogyam Trungpa (whom Bill refers to as “Lord Mukpo”, his family name and the name he often used when teaching Shambhala Training). This essay and collection ... continue
Posted December 6, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Poetry Space

Poetry Space – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections from the Coordinator by Jeff Fink In 2013, I was approached by the then-editor of the Times, Sarah Lipton, about possibly organizing a poetry column for the Shambhala Times. This grew out of an Enlightened Society Assembly conversation, so how could I say no? With the help ... continue
Posted September 2, 2018 by
Shambhala Day Poetry Entries

Shambhala Day Poetry Entries – HIGHLIGHT

Full submissions for the 2018 Shambhala Day Poetry Contest In these complicated days, we’ve decided to publish all of the poems submitted to this year’s Shambhala Day Poetry Contest. Click here to see the winning poem and the three runners-up Winning Entry and Runners Up Below are the other ... continue
Posted February 23, 2018 by
The Snow Man

The Snow Man – HIGHLIGHT

by Wallace Stevens One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pine-trees crusted with snow; And have been cold a long time To behold the junipers shagged with ice, The spruces rough in the distant glitter Of the January sun; and not to think Of any ... continue
Posted December 31, 2017 by CGH
Poetry Space- Short Pieces of Late Summer

Poetry Space- Short Pieces of Late Summer – HIGHLIGHT

It’s Summer, when our submissions slow and our massive volunteer staff, Shambhalians all, head off on retreat. For those who might have wondered if we’d ever publish again (or for that matter, respond to a submission…) our apologies! In any case, we’re delighted to offer three ... continue
Posted August 19, 2017 by
The Hill of Hua-Tzu

The Hill of Hua-Tzu – HIGHLIGHT

Commentary on a poem expressing deep wisdom and compassion by Noel McLellan Hua-Tzu Hill Wang: The birds fly away into infinite space: Over the whole mountain returns the splendour of autumn. Ascending and descending Hua-tzu hill, I feel unbounded bewilderment and lamentation. P’ei:    The sun sets, The wind rises among the pines. Returning home, there is a little dew upon ... continue
Posted June 20, 2017 by CGH
Poetry Space – Shambhala Day Poetry Contest Runners Up

Poetry Space – Shambhala Day Poetry Contest Runners Up – HIGHLIGHT

April is National Poetry Month here in the U.S., and given the confusing state of public discourse recently, I’m reminded of the words of poet William Carlos Williams who wrote, in part… “It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what ... continue
Posted April 11, 2017 by
Poetry Space - Summer 2016

Poetry Space – Summer 2016 – HIGHLIGHT

It’s spring moving into summer, retreat time in the Shambhala kingdom. This month, we’re delighted to welcome two poets new to Poetry Space. By the way, we’re always reviewing new submissions, so please send us yours! (Previously unpublished work only, please…) continue
Posted June 7, 2016 by
Piercing the Heart of Mara

Piercing the Heart of Mara – HIGHLIGHT

A poem by Jampa Pawo, dedicated to his dharma friend Grace Bull’s Eye: An Arrow Piercing the Heart of Mara Listen, brave warrior of Shambhala. In your battle against the delusions, Raise the longbow of unborn shunyata In your left hand of primordial wisdom And draw the arrow of bodhichitta With your right ... continue
Posted April 28, 2016 by CGH
Poetry Space -- Spring 2016

Poetry Space — Spring 2016 – HIGHLIGHT

After a couple of special projects, we’re delighted to return to publishing work that’s been submitted by the readers of Poetry Space. This also means that we’re back in the business of soliciting new work. If you submitted to Poetry Space over the winter, your submissions ... continue
Posted April 14, 2016 by
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
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
A Night Room

A Night Room – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space Autumn Edition We’re delighted to share more new work from across the sangha. Below are four pieces from two poets who are both new to Poetry Space. Also, don’t forget our Winter Haiku contest – all entries due by December 21. Email your entries to ... continue
Posted November 21, 2014 by
First Annual Midwinter Haiku Contest

First Annual Midwinter Haiku Contest – HIGHLIGHT

Request for Entries from the Poetry Editorial Board for the Shambhala Times if I held it in my hands my hot tears would melt it — autumn frost ~~ basho 1684 As we write this, the days are fast growing shorter, the ... continue
Posted November 19, 2014 by
The Last Breath of Summer

The Last Breath of Summer – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space Summer in the land of Shambhala is a time for retreat and practice, for family, for play and yes, for work. Below are our selections for the final Poetry Space of the summer. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – as the season turns, dust off the pen, ... continue
Posted September 12, 2014 by


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