What are the benefits of sincere compassionate attitude? If you are interested in compassion and kindness it is because you have compassionate and kind nature. Most people have wonderful kind hearts and only their minds are creating “problems” that are preventing them to relate with the world in a kind and warm hearted way. As … Continue reading What is sincere compassionate attitude?
A number of issues within Buddha Dharma have come to my attention recently from various sources. Since my values are about loving kindness and compassion as much as I can I make an effort not to dig up the ‘dirt’ sort of speak. You can read my first book Resilience through Yoga & meditation to … Continue reading Safety in Practice within Religion and Spirituality
How do you become a brilliant women? I share with you steps on the journey. Over 30 practices and tips to get you started on your way to brilliance
Recent discussions and dialogs in the sangha prompted me to write about devotion. Over the years I have heard many people speak about devotion. I have also made remarks about people being 'too devoted'. When we connect with our human nature we see that everyone on earth deals with life issues. Everyone is touched by … Continue reading The nectar of devotion; part 1
Todays politics, and interactions in the world need to be really less reactive and more reflective and response-able. Cultivating dialog and remaining sensitive to cultural, economical and human values will allow us to be best dynamic thinkers and make our actions positive in the world. Essentially majority of people in the world are looking to … Continue reading What makes a modern global citizen and thinker?
On my spiritual path of many years, one of the remarkable tools that I was gifted were the Munay Ki Rites, from the Andean Quero Tradition. There is something about the nomadic tribes around the world that has certain similarity and brings me close to my heart. I find many parallels for myself between Tibetan Buddhism and … Continue reading Andean Quero Tradition & Munay Ki Rites
Reprinted with permission from Kagyu Office website: On the sixth day of his Spring Teachings the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, cut straight to the core of an issue that is vital not only for the sustainability of our contemporary world, but also within our individual lives as Buddhist practitioners. Exploring the topic from … Continue reading Vegetarian matters – Should Buddhist Practitioners Eat Meat?
This is a very big topic. You must have a profound connection with the Buddha dharma to understand this topic. These are some clear points about the protectors in general terms. It dates back to the tradition of Bön with the wrathful demonic presences and the elemental beings. When Padmasambhava came to Tibet with his … Continue reading Tibetan Buddhism; Protectors
I spent extensive time living in Peru and in the amazon jungles. I wrote this article for my medicine-sangha five years ago, here is the updated version and still very current. Amazon jungle is a very special place. In the middle of ‘nowhere’ you are able to see life with a new set of eyes, … Continue reading Amazonian Plant Healing
I am laying on cocaine that someone else wanted to experience, in losing the common sense, they knocked out love and wisdom out of all others, and sent them on a mad chase for love of what was essentially here all the time. I can not believe it, and some had to pay money for … Continue reading Is the Sun enough for you? [Poem]
For my sister Katalina Szewczyk In the pain of the middle way lies a relief of the hard wired technology of love recognizing itself through the perfect wisdom of what was and what will be today In the beauty of the moment in the beauty of the faces we love to admire there are smiles … Continue reading Live your best life [Poem]
This is a future poem, for a woman who is going to enter a monastic life as a nun.
Boiling the mushrooms Coconut and lemongrass Cut the lemongrass Carrots bright their orange hue Fragrant is the veggie soup A. Sonam Wangmo
The deep blue mirror of the water soothes the mental anxiety of the day’s sorrows, softly no wind is breeze while lifting the fresh still green lost leaves near the lake. Women walk into the shining lake, comfortable lifting their dresses and with ease resting their feet into the warmth of the water. The heat … Continue reading August warmth [Poem]
Mercury begins its retrograde today and my mother is celebrating 64 candles on her cake. I have a confession to make, since February I have been off and on back to eating meat and it was a strong experience to eat all this death and suffering. No matter how I justify it and how I … Continue reading July Update
LoniAli with her two braids sat in a corner to entertain her smelly demon. The demon was tired of LoniAli and smelled bad already like blue cheese Again the demon said to her “stop making me feel bad about who I am” I have to be this way you see for me to be scary … Continue reading LoniAli smelly demon adventure [Poem]
LoniAli had no sheep LoniAli had a little pig LoniAli wasn’t liked as a girl Leaving her running around in her head LoniAli was into no good and Made friends with all things bad LoniAli decided to be a stale demon and smell like cheese. She is a Gargamel of Buddhism and lives on a … Continue reading LoniAli & her pig [Poem]
My mortal enemy You are hiding in me you send me to death to the streets and the ruin of life to the ashes without flames, for rapes for problems and pain, disease and suffering You will take away the bread from my mouth and give me only poison to eat without any reflection without … Continue reading mortal enemy [Poem] en|pl
You have forgotten your heart and you chose to deny who you are. Cunning are your moves and designing your elaborate winnings over reality building and scheming and investigating something that needs no analysis at all. You have forgotten your heart and you chose to deny who you are. Living in a persistent denial and … Continue reading Kosher Truth [Poem]