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 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]
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]
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]
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?