Natalie Goldberg

Natalie Goldberg

Natalie Goldberg is the author of ten books. Writing Down the Bones, her first, has been translated into twelve languages. For the last thirty years she has practiced Zen and taught seminars in writing as a spiritual practice. She lives in New Mexico.

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ARTICLES

This Deepest Self | An Excerpt from The Truth of This Life

We have excerpted the chapter “This Deepest Self” from The Truth of This Life: Zen Teachings on Loving the World as It Is here. “The truth and joy of this life is that we cannot change things as they are.” The import of those words can be found beautifully expressed in the work of...
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Readers’ Picks

In thinking about year-end gifts, we want to share what YOU have to say. Below are some lovely quotations from readers on their favorite Shambhala books. Do you have one to add? Please comment at the bottom! “This book showed me a different way, a...
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Natalie Goldberg Day in Taos

Aligning with the release of her new book The Great Spring and the thirtieth anniversary edition of Writing Down the Bones, February 19 is officially Natalie Goldberg Day in Taos, New Mexico. Writing Down the Bones has sold over a million and a half copies and has been translated into fourteen...
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EVENTS

Way of Haiku: Chiyo and Issa, with Sensei Kaz, Natalie Goldberg, and Charles Trumbull

February 17–19, 2018 | Santa Fe, nm

This weekend is a plunge into the way of haiku with translator Sensei Kaz Tanahashi, Susan O’Leary, Roshi Joan Halifax, and haiku specialist Charles Trumbull. This year, we explore the exquisite haiku of Chiyo-ni and impassioned haiku of Issa. Fukuda Chiyo-ni (1703–1775), a poet of the Edo period...