🌈 About

Writing is communication. You are here to read and you will have your thoughts about it. The atmosphere here is led by feminine pulse. I am here to write. It is the thing I like. I have an eclectic background of sociology, nursing, shamanism, ayurveda, yoga, religion, music, film. I am interested in the human condition. I live with a brain injury and mostly my mind abides in open awareness. Brain injury and PTSD are shaping who I am. My writing as I see it weaves a story. People interpret what I write in unique ways.

I am writing since university (late 90s). I was published in a couple real magazines (you know those with paper pages) Calgary’s Rising Women and I co-wrote a yoga and meditation book under pen name Tara Shakti (that was also a real book with paper pages). I wrote an e-book on food and diet, and was published in few online publications; Elephant Journal, She Knows magazine, Your Tango.

I write because I have an emerging voice in the collective of rising women.

There are appearances in this world. Minds thinking affect ways in which appearances show up. All our surrounding influences emotions. Not all emotions are good daily, yet all emotions serve in changing streams of thoughts. Writing exists to inform, to evoke emotions, not everything written is true, you will always have thoughts about writing. Your cognitive abilities influence your interpretation of writing. Writers have views on writing and we all agree we use words. Words are to be used.

Not all things I write are lovey-dovey or wise. People were shaken by reading things here. If you have a concern use the contact page to communicate with me, for quickest answer use the provided voicemail and text number.

I love nature and sounds of birds, warm days and nights. I like sharing time with people who are into improving the world and making it a good place to live.

My mother told me to make money online, I have my website and SoundCloud. I am not a fan of social media.

Famous Words on Disability

Suddenly my filter abandoned me after brain injury.

Jumbled Brain online

You cannot heal in the same environment where you got sick.

About PTSD

And just like that suddenly everything was different.

About brain injury

Let’s continue communication together.

The logo: The design of the Temple’s Mandala was completed in 2016 by Dr. Wangmo, inspired by the Queen’s Council Dialogs and seeped in the tantras, Buddhism, Goddesses, and Shri Yantra symbolism and Hindu traditional richness, the Temple’s mandala brings the colors of passion and regal priestly purple. Designed out of 18 Triangles, wherein the traditional Tarot #18 is the image of the Moon, the royal road to feminine wisdom, the moon challenges the individual to once again enter the domain of the darkness, this time a very luminous darkness. We expect to understand the fullness of life with our eyes wide open.

A new moon teaches gradualness and deliberation and how one gives birth to oneself slowly. Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe. ~ Rumi

The darker tones are the darker extremes of the feminine psyche and the lighter notes are the dissolving and purified vibrancies arriving at their center of the balance. Held together by an artistic image similar to the Buddhist double dorje, the Temple’s mandala has gone on and off as the logo, deemed too intense by some today it is the appropriate symbol of the darkness & light of the feminine womb that embodies and carries everything within it. We are the moist heavenly womb.

Green Tara on the Lake

August 23, 2019, we decided to update the color of our logo to green over teal. It represents the current mood and is a reflection of Green Tare on the Lake, laced in gold. We brought the two main triangles closer together showing a growing closeness between the Green Tara and Sonam. Symbolism of water in Buddhism is of great significance.

Om Tāre Tu Tāre Ture Swāha

The City of Toronto acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The City also acknowledges that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.

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