Feminine heart: flourishes in radiance supporting the shakti the myriad of her flavours colours and moods and styles. Summit of beauty; love is born when in love we initiate a meeting in kindness to mold into a kind heart Past is gone, fleeting time we make a choice with all to bring us insight and … Continue reading Upon Arrival [Poem]
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]
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
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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
It is impossible to make everyone happy. I have tried and I have failed at that. I know for sure that teaching students is not just an art of dedicated effort to bettering humanity it is a gruelling task of patience. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu was my Dzogchen master and I am extremely happy that I … Continue reading In the bardo of a great master
In the early morning, smoke of tobacco lifts the body out of slumber while the winds shut the windows, and slam the doors the people who move through the ambience clear the knowing of suffering with their desire for resting and peace the upstairs terrace's doors are closed the view of the city is silence … Continue reading Early Morning [Poem]
Why some people become Buddhist in this life time and while others don't has a lot to do with their individual karma. It is important to stress that each major religion has tools to develop and cultivate practices that generate inner happiness. Buddhism is focused on cultivating 'enlightened mind' Bodhicitta, and on cultivating inner happiness. … Continue reading What is the best way to get into Buddhism? [Reader Question]
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.
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]
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.