Portland News Magazine

Singin Good Time

February 19th, 2010 by

Anandi will be singing at Tony Starlight’s on March 23rd (Tuesday) at 7:30. It is an
evening of jazz and will feature sangha member Vince Frates on piano. Cost
is $7. Tony’s is at 3728 NE Sandy. For more info go to:
http://www.tonystarlight.com or http://www.anandi.com

Sangha-Wide Cocktail Party

February 13th, 2010 by


Where: the home of Jeffery Spencer, 9405 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97219 (near Lewis & Clark Law School and Tryon Creek State Park)

When: Friday, February 19, 7:30 pm

Dress: Formal, Creative, or Creative formal! (Ladies, time to haul out your old wedding or prom gown or bridesmaid dress! Gentlemen, consider a tuxedo, top hat and cane or equivalent!)

Bring: Sense of humor – no entry without…

What’s provided: Beer, wine, sake, non-alcoholic beverages and appetizers. If you feel inspired, bring your favorite appetizer.

Please join Bettina Hetz and Jeff Spencer for an evening of good cheer to celebrate Shambhala Day and the New Year (Note: it is not on Shambhala Day).

RSVP to Bettina Hetz

Call to Artists

February 13th, 2010 by

Portland Shambhala
Arts Festival
March 19-21, 2010

Submissions Deadline: February 28th

The Portland Shambhala Arts Festival is part of an annual International Shambhala Arts Day Festival that celebrates the arts as one of the manifestations of enlightened society. Its intention is to empower the sacred in every day life through our art forms. The view of the weekend is to present art that is inspired by the Shambhala Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

We invite artists from the sangha to share their contemplative art: visual, performance, installation, writing and poetics, ikebana, miksang (photography), dance, video, and more.

Please submit a short paragraph that illuminates your artistic practice and its connection to the Dharma. Please state clearly what is required to present your work. The Festival is not juried, all submissions will be included on a first come basis as space and time allow.

Details about the festival are coming soon. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Shambhala Art Coordinator.

For more information about past Shambhala Arts Festivals worldwide, go to www.ShambhalAart.org

Portland Shambhala Community Care Council?

February 13th, 2010 by

Dear Sangha,

Forgive us for using our sangha list serve for personal reasons, but one of our members has great and urgent need for some support, especially some household items that could turn a garage into a home. Some carpet remnants, rugs, a toaster oven, hot plate, can opener, etc.

If you have items to donate, you could put on Bettina’s front porch, at 3215 SE Alder Street.

Thanks in advance. In the future we will be using other means of communication for such requests.

Portland Shambhala Community Care Council?

Free Introductory Performance Workshop

February 13th, 2010 by

(based on ‘kelmanworks’) 

Do you want to develop presence, be more comfortable in front of an audience, fully embody what you are doing while remaining conscious of people and things around you, or get beyond your own cliches and habits? Then check out this Free Introductory Workshop.

This work introduces performers to a process that nurtures access to authentic creative impulses – from which one can create characters, images, states of being, and whole performances. It helps to quiet the mind, be informed by your body, develop empathy, notice what you notice, and play with what you discover. Along the way you will gain access to a wide palate of conscious, aesthetic choices.

Our work with movement, sound, and vocalization–using whole body, energy, and rhythm–goes beyond the player’s habitual patterns to find new, surprising, evocative modes of expression.

Skills developed include body awareness, empathy, imagination, spatial awareness, physical expression, spontaneity, improvisation, and relationship with the audience. We also practice experiencing the joy of performance, in life and art, no matter what is being expressed or experienced.
This is a life changing process, and a way to deepen and inform your art form.

It is also a lot of fun!

It is appropriate for any level of experience.

When: Monday, Feb. 8, 7-9
Where: Lent’s Commons, 9201 E. Foster on the West-going side
For  Reservation & more Info: 503-810-0446
or [email protected]
Ongoing classes available

For more information on ‘kelmansworks’, go to www.kelmangroup.com
 Taught by Anet Ris-Kelman who co-taught with Scott Kelman (developer of ‘kelmanworks’) for 8 years, was a professional modern dancer in NYC and LA (Daniel Nagrin’s Workgroup, Gus Solomons Company Dance, Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble), & is a member of the Tuesday Group.

 “As an actress and stand-up comic, Anet’s techniques have given me invaluable improvisational tools that enable me greater focus, a wider menu of performance choices, and multiple tools to find fresh approaches to characters, voices, and physical presence.” Juli Gun