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Introducing: Poetry Space

Introducing: Poetry Space – HIGHLIGHT

NEW COLUMN: Poetry Space introduction by Jeff Fink, Shambhala Times Poetry Coordinator “Asking my father to tell me about basic goodness often led to poetry…Poetry, art, or gesture is used, because beyond intellectual understanding, each allows feelings to arise.” ~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, The Shambhala Principle, pg. 23 continue
Posted October 14, 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
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
Burning Lake

Burning Lake

burning lake Ourside altar and offerings at Burning Lake, Bumthang province, Bhutan. November 2012 each flag offers a prayer for all sentient beings, and behind that the hopes of the hangers for a better life, for better luck next time. here, they hang from every high place, dancing in the wind like fruit on the ... continue
Posted December 9, 2012 by
Rites of Passage: Longing

Rites of Passage: Longing

Grand Tetons by David BrownLonging poem written by the group that went through the first Rites of Passage for the stages of life, held at Karme Choling, autumn 2012 Broken hearted kiss Embracing the planet It’s good to grow old Soft green blade of grass Drops of dew Tomorrow there will be frost Grieving ... continue
Posted November 26, 2012 by
The Sakyongs Have Returned

The Sakyongs Have Returned – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing a new a collection of contemplative poetry and prose: The Sakyongs Have Returned by David Whitehorn Spontaneous poems and toasts are a delightful part of Shambhala culture. Perhaps like other long-time Shambhala practitioners, throughout the years I have been writing down spontaneous poetry and prose whenever the ... continue
Posted October 28, 2012 by
photo by Karen Iglehart

Dear Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Retreat,poem compiled from aspirations by participants at the Being Brave Shambhala Retreat at Karme Choling with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: I have learned I am worthy of a spot on this earth and that all beings are worthy of a spot on this earth I have learned that I ... continue
Posted July 2, 2012 by
Water Dragon

Water Dragon – HIGHLIGHT

This poem by Shastri Dan Hessey was spontaneously composed about the water dragon during a Werma Feast in Boulder this past weekend. Water Dragon Under the stars in the ink-black sky Ethereal breath Gathers in cumulus magnificence. Dragon’s thunder-heart beats. Pitching down the mountain’s green slope, A hidden waterfall mists and sprays where Rainbows ... continue
Posted February 29, 2012 by
Beyond Time, and the White Washed Brains

Beyond Time, and the White Washed Brains – HIGHLIGHT

These two short offerings were written for Acharya Noel McLellan’s grade 11 English class at the Shambhala School. The first piece, by Kelsey Borden, is a paragraph response to the poem of the week, which in this case was Season’s Greetings, by Chogyam Trungpa. The poem ... continue
Posted February 16, 2012 by
The Ability of Crazy

The Ability of Crazy – HIGHLIGHT

poem offered by Wendy Elizabeth Langmuir Baks, long-time member of the Shambhala community, living in Toronto Crazy is simply an ability to walk amongst the moonbeams with arms and wings wide open my love continue
Posted December 25, 2011 by
laughter and tears

laughter and tears – HIGHLIGHT

poem offered by Jeff A. Fink we were once shiny, undented had baby after baby with limitless perfect futures. we had answers, speed and never enough time, we were accelerating. last night fall came to this mountain the face of the grey man peering through the glass, this morning we sit beneath a weakening sun the ... continue
Posted December 10, 2011 by
Collecting Dewdrops

Collecting Dewdrops – HIGHLIGHT

This has been a remarkable summer. With the Sakyong out of retreat, and myself out of a job-on-the-ground (ie: working online has enabled me to be quite flexible with my location and schedule), I made a beeline for retreat centers where the Sakyong was teaching. After ... continue
Posted August 17, 2011 by Sarah
Imagine a Town

Imagine a Town – HIGHLIGHT

by Jeff Fink, sangha member from Park City, Utah After a long cold spring, it’s full-on summer here in Utah at last. Recently, I have had a few amazing conversations with friends about how difficult it is to stay open, and to not shut down. Imagine how ... continue
Posted August 13, 2011 by
Doha of Supplication

Doha of Supplication – HIGHLIGHT

by Una Chung A doha is a traditional offering of spontaneous insight or realization, often offered as a supplication to the teacher to share the teachings. Upon the occasion of the Rigden Abhisheka this past June at Shambhala Mountain Center, a Shambhala practitioner by the name of ... continue
Posted July 28, 2011 by


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