If you are a creative genius than you know you can not authentically create above the level of the experience you are in. You can create from the experience itself, yet these creations are part of the journey, they aren't an entire picture of the situation, rather a glimpse into a moment. I am making … Continue reading Reconciling with the past [Part 1 Body]
Mayo Clinic defines Narcissistic personality disorder: Narcissistic personality disorder — one of several types of personality disorders — is a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of … Continue reading The rivalry that needs to be named.
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
Sharing the merit of bodhichitta with all sentient beings, while practicing loving kindness makes us all collaborate in harmony. While being human has its limitations, the limitless nature of mind and compassion of Buddhas has no bounds.
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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
Sky dressed in grey clouds, the setting sun returning the pink glow reflexion of the rays of light still shining through the darkness of the sky. Weaving luminous wisdom in sacred symbols. Volcanic rocks from the old molten lava washed brightly into the darkness by the soft blue pristine waters of the ocean. Water so … Continue reading Where water & sky dissolve [Poem]
An African child waiting patiently stood in front of an ice cream parlour his Spanish friend stood on my other side both deciding and choosing, we were looking through the glass at all the possible flavours and more than a rainbow of colours to delight the senses and the tastes. Observing me with his mother's … Continue reading Delicious human [Poem]
It doesn’t have to be softer more perfect or illuminated brighter, wittier, flickering louder, or more precisely defined This leaf that is falling with a visible tear it is as valuable as anything else you have seen on this tree of life. This tree has many leafs. Each one displaying its perfect atonement with the … Continue reading Peak a boo autumn [Poem]
Shimmer shimmer where’s the glimmer sun emerges, from the rain rainbow arches over lakes while the wet walk stains our shoes. The earth is praying in colours and flowers the breath you take in moist and rich the forest pulsing with its vibrant life frogs, grasshoppers, snakes and butterflies on their way and in the … Continue reading At Dawn [Poem]
Forget your bread my friends, forget it, remember the holy revive it, what lives in the lives of all? The vibrant and creative expression of our own Mercury when the hidden and diminished pains are denied. while the bread you eat nourishes you for a moment, the bread of the Spirit is infinitely fulfilling The … Continue reading Forget your bread [Poem]
This is a musing on language, meditation and Dharma. respect | rɪˈspɛkt | noun 1 [mass noun] a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements: the director had a lot of respect for Douglas as an actor. • the state of being admired or respected: his first … Continue reading Ethics in the age of compassion [Note on Respect]