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Surfacing Inanna

Thank everything almighty!
Inanna is an ancient Mesopotamian goddess associated with love, beauty, sex, war, justice and political power.
It is unimaginably difficult to live hated. Hatred destroys something in humanity that we need to survive. Unfortunately people make choices to hate. Hate is hate. Let’s not pretend it is other than what it is. We all avoid being hated. No one loves to be hated. Hate will never win over what you can become without it. It is possible to live without hate. Everyone needs to find answers for themselves. We can’t be looking for answers for other people and that can’t be our job. Each person needs to be ready to ask a question and to seek the answers. The looking within is everyone’s individual job. It is relevant what we keep and what we let go off in life. Grace guides those who are with grace. I believe in the good in the world. With repetition love overcomes hatred, leading to lasting peace.
Inanna's mythical story is a big part of my life. Now I am going to be able to exit the underworld. 
Calling in the feminine light of support.

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Buddhism Cosmic Culture & Art Dzogchen Guru Yoga Hinduism Life & Death Women's Affairs

I am a martyr, a brief note.

I don’t have any other choice in this, as I am surfacing into less suffering, I don’t have much to say to those who decided to give me these big titles. I think they are nice, I don’t know what my duties will be.

I am selected to be a Sacha Master

I am selected to be a Green Tara

I am going to be proclaimed as someone great in the world of women. I work with darkness and handle a lot of confusion. I help people get clarity in suffering. I am learning more and more how love keeps us all going. Chameli & Arjuna Ardagh are very good people. ✨💖

Namaskar

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Buddhism Catholicism Culture & Art Ethnic Lore Judaism Poetry Women's Affairs

A cosmic beam [Poem]

I took a glance, what do I see; the dust
is settling on you; for me to clean.
I noticed the weave of the tight fabric
around you, you mostly wear one outfit.

The shades of subtly darker tones of
thread make you look dynamic in colour,
not flat, indeed the crisscross of pattern
is visible when I focus my look.

Somehow without temperature increasing,
I do feel warmer looking at you here.
So good you are standing on your one leg.

You are bright even in the dark, the thought
of you makes me think of a ray of light.
You have a lot to say to me today.

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Catholicism Culture & Art Ethnic Lore Family & Community Life & Death Poetry Religious Studies Social Issues World Matters

St. John Paul II [Mention]

Do not abandon yourselves to despair.

We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.

St. John Paul II

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Ayurveda Daily Life Ethnic Lore Family & Community Feelings & Emotions Happiness Judaism Life & Death Mahayana Poetry Religious Studies Unity World Matters Yoga

Hand gentle to people [Poem]

You are an old man aging,

Do you know who is calling you?

You are resorting to being a child

A boy connecting to his sweet little heart

An innocent boy playing careless as adults are keeping him safe

A little boy who wonders of forests, planes and trains

Just innocent and easygoing playful and relaxed

Old age has set in, no need to fight or reach higher or to learn more or to think, just remaining a small little boy.

That is where we might find ourselves today.

The gentle kindness of our innocence matters to us all.

Hand gentle to people.

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Buddhism Daily Life Environment Ethnic Lore Family & Community Guru Yoga Judaism Mahayana World Matters Yoga

No secret [Mention]

What is important is not so much how long you live as whether you live a meaningful life. This doesn’t mean accumulating money and fame, but being of service to your fellow human beings. It means helping others if you can, but even if you can’t do that, at least not harming them. – His Holiness Dalai Lama


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Buddhism Contemplation Daily Life Discussion Ethnic Lore Family & Community Feelings & Emotions Meditation Poetry Religious Studies The 4 Noble Truths Women's Affairs Yoga

Words in the family [Poem]

They matter a lot, secrets and truths spoken to us.

Words of promises and words of what will be in the distant time.

Words, they matter and they can bring healing and they can comfort

and they need to be used with care and good intent.

Where are these words today?, 

These words were intended truth and promise of better future for children

These children now have grown into adults.

Where are the fruits of what you promised? 

The fruits of my trust & love in how you choose to weave your life?

I look into my eyes in the mirror with honesty and I know that violence and lies do not work. Did you lie? Whatever power you think of? When you certainly assure your words with violence, it is a painful living for us all.

Degradation has no room in my heart. 

Where is your integrity towards your family? Where is your love and sense of truth?

Why do you hide behind lies and violence?

Where is your conscious?

Do the words in the family matter to you?

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Buddhism Compassion Ethnic Lore Family & Community Feelings & Emotions Judaism Life & Death Poetry Psychology Women's Affairs Yoga

When you aren’t [Poem]

When women aren’t able to be feminine,
when feminine in all flowering forms is degraded,
even the smallest put down is a problem.
When flowers are replacing women’s dignity,
while shutting down all life and sanity around,
and we are told we are all insane,
that is not acceptable way to live for anyone.
When women aren’t able to hear of profound wounding,
When insanity becomes our normal,
When in secrecy your envy is invading my privacy,
When out of your psychosis you need others to crawl for you,
When forgiveness isn’t an option anymore,
Due to years of avoiding speaking of your violence and sins
You are not my mother,
you are not my sister,
you are not my friend,
you are a destroyer of anything valuable sacred and good.
You aren’t anything significant to me.

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Buddhism Compassion Contemplation Culture & Art Daily Life Ethnic Lore Family & Community Guru Yoga Mahayana Meditation Poetry Religious Studies Women's Affairs Yoga

Out of sin ☔️ umbrella [Poem]


… Sometimes things in the universe get heated. you know. things get a little awkward. you know. due to thinking. circumstances are moving and there is too much to deal than any normal can handle.

… I will out of something ugly and sinful fasten you a little useful present a little umbrella out of the pain a white small parasol, to hang over your head all the time directing the flow of such things and such nastiness away from you. Like those parasols on sandy clear beaches 🏝. Just like those.

Om Ah Hung Benza Guru Pema Siddhi Hung.

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Buddhism Compassion Contemplation Family & Community Feelings & Emotions Guru Yoga Life & Death Poetry

Forget your bread [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 heart of yours
which is calling out in longing
needs to know how to find
its proper nourishment

Wellbeing on this earth
belongs to the people
who’s souls are fed
by the invisible bread.

The bread of the master
and the power of understanding
the connection and harmony
of holy taste at once realized.

Nourish your starved soul
on the proper food
and provide your naked
vivid awareness
the manna from Buddha’s bowl,

without fantasizing of death
and with reverence to life,
embracing the dying with your entire heart
the stench of death need not be with you.

The cries of the pained world
don’t serve anyone anymore
while you feed
with the glory of the Master
and his spirit the bread of life
are present always in our life.
You are looking now for your fulfilment.

You are already realized my friend
now you can easily give away your bread

My friend
give it away.

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Altruism Buddhism Compassion Daily Life Dzogchen Politics World Matters

What makes a modern global citizen and thinker?

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 offer their gift fully, they are

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looking to live a life that is really of service. They are looking for expression and recognition. When I look around at people who surround me, everyone wants to be naturally useful for others in their lives in their own way, they all look to be recognized, what becomes an obstacle is lack of education and lack of dynamism, lack of humour, compassion or resources and lack of ability to remain present and think bigger than small me. 

Are you thinking about solutions?

We are obligated to think about the larger picture until everyone is doing well. We are all part of this world. We honour our heritage and roots and we recognize that we are a drop in an ocean. As a mandate to be able to say that you are a ‘good person’ means you are a person who cares about the global, cultural, political, religious views than just about your own affairs. 

The small me is entrapped in the ego and in the fears that are only obstacles. While we allow life to shape us, we have to remember that we are in charge of the circumstances we are co-creating with others, as well as our attitudes, perspectives and ways of being. We always are working with our circumstances. It is unavoidable. We can actively do it with dynamism, or be passive to it. 

Becoming educated, getting involved and interested in variety of cultures, topics, and showing genuine interest in others will help anyone be a modern global citizen and thinker, actively participating in life rather than just watching what others are doing. 

His Holiness Karmapa is admired not only for his knowledge of the Tibetan Buddhism, Tantras, meditation and good looks, he is recognized for his creativity and high level of dynamism.

Dynamic individuals who have a focus on the positive development for the well being of people on Earth are the ones who are the change makers in todays global economy, politics and religion.

We have to take into consideration that the global era has offered us much more closeness and togetherness via internet, media, social structures and common problems we all face, yet we are still struggling with resolving big issues within ourselves and within humanity.

Dynamism is something that can be cultivated with a lot of work. Meditation is one of the tools that helps in cultivating higher dynamism.

Dynamism is what we need today people to become.

Dynamism is an ability to adjust and adapt and preform in a way that is both a flow and a vessel at the same time.

Soft Power, or an ability to magnetize the right thinking and results without the use of force is where we are going with humanity. When we are cultivating new skills by interacting in dynamic new ways with people of different cultures and when we are learning about ways to be dynamic, pragmatic and joyous in our interactions we then are able to forget that we are working or doing something, we are present and giving our gift, everyone benefits.

Dynamism as an action happens to us all, we are constantly influenced by the environment and circumstances and now we can either be passive to this or actively involved. Some may say that the active involvement means becoming compassionate yet I think compassion is the dynamic action of wisdom being applied to the circumstances so that we are creating better circumstances for everyone else.

Dynamism is what we need to be really into in todays world.


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Buddhism Contemplation Daily Life Guru Yoga Life & Death Poetry Yoga

Instructions for the path [Mention]

Do not forget the Lama,

Pray to him at all times.

Do not be carried away by thoughts.

Watch the nature of mind.

Do not forget death.

Persist in dharma.

Do not forget sentient beings,

With compassion dedicate your merit to them.

His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
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Buddhism Poetry Women's Affairs World Matters

Inner flight [Poem]

This feminine flight takes place within me
the wings that want to spread I can feel me
opening up and coming out
into the new and over the old
from the beyond and in the same mind
Rikpa has not changed,
the circumstances have aligned
the mystery of it all is really opening up
I trust you.

Through me and the lit candles
and the prayers I have to hold
into the feminine shakti’s benevolent space
in the places that I know are open
and in the places that
I sense are still closed
I sing the songs of awakening
into my own holy home

In the days that are coming,
I rest my head lightly
and the smell of my pillow I part with
while the bags waiting
and I am ready to go
on another adventure
to the land of Buddhas and plenty

The generosity I received in France is amazing,
and I am forever grateful to the people
who showed me that humanity does
exist and that people really know
how to take care of each other, in this time.

I will always call this land my home,
wherever I may be and wherever I land

I appreciate and I always bow to the Buddha
in my Heart and in yours
and to our Holy Dharma and our Sangha.
I love you so much my love.

Rev. Dr. K. Sonam Wangmo

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Buddhism Culture & Art Guru Yoga Meditation Poetry Tara Women's Affairs

Dancing Dakini [Poem]

Dancing to the rhythms of me
the playful song and the flute
the beat of the drummer and the song’s
pulse

The Echos of the memories carried away
on the movements into emptiness
the times have called on me to dance

Dance into the moments’s emptiness
these sorrows and these pains
these difficulties
and these disappointments

so that the one who I love now
knows well
the dancing Dakini in me
is our love’s new fire

The new moments are happening,

Occurrence moves the events in time
and the dance of the Dakini remains in play
the energies shift and entwine
while I know my heart and yours
so well beating in rhythm divine.

Rev. Dr. K. Sonam Wangmo

 


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Bön Buddhism Guru Yoga Poetry Shamanism The 4 Noble Truths

Not ever night [Poem]

Do you believe in your dreams?
The ones you have at night?
Do you believe the messages
they contain and how they
turn you inside out?
Sometimes not every night
these dreams just drop on by

on a quiet field, on a horse
and into the conversation they adore.

The dreams they come from so many
different dimensions
and you in the dream
need to remember it too,
it is not at all what you dream
but your attitude and alertness
to the details and to the scope.
Are you holding the vast view?

So she told me the Elder Shamana from Chile
that the dreams they are
the astral dimensions of the healer,
the wisdom there is weaved through
the times we do not recognize
yet here on Earth unless we are prepared
and know how, they do bear fruit.

So we can than say as above so below.
We can align the planes of existence
into the same Middle Path
that wants to express itself so clearly.

In the present moment and in every other way
you are called to reexamine
how you relate to the time and to the space
and when you know yourself within this place.
It is multidimensional,
your energy balances and mixes
with the time of the people
who have you deeply in their hearts.
Do you understand this?
Because you see not everyone
holds you deeply in their heart,
like I hold you in me.

Those who hold the Buddha Mind
Yours and mine and ours
the shape of Peace is like that,
to bring in the global understanding
of the compassionate love
that you already hold in your being,
Buddha Nature and the fresh wakeful mind
they are your home you cultivate
with awareness and the seeds
of this mystery bear beautiful fruits.

Rev. Dr. K. Sonam Wangmo


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Buddhism Poetry Tara The 4 Noble Truths Women's Affairs

A world of Harmony [Poem]

Through these times of big changes
through the days of old dying
Emerges the time of a New Dawn
we stand at our own awakening.

For what we will do we don’t know
yet our abilities are strong within us.

Where we have been we know
and lessons are plenty
moving forward is the way of Compassion
it is a way of knowing and understanding.

While we are in this body
and while we have this time
opportunities are coming to
those who reach for the stars,

To those who understand that power
is a gift, that needs to be shared
and developed with care,
taught to use properly
to benefit all
So here we are,

Once again in this story
changing our walk in a new way
for the benefit of all and in
benefiting the planet

Compassionate Understanding Love wins
Healing and transforming, living in Peace
I see a world of Harmony

Teaching and awakening
to walk in One Compassion
Bringing graceful creations into manifestation
for living in natural mind brings in much more
possibilities than you know.
I rest in Rikpa, and I trust there.

Changing perspectives and points of view
allows us all to see everything through
into One Heart, and into Love
For one and for all.
Harmoniously auspicious beginning I see

Rev. Dr. K. Sonam Wangmo


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Buddhism Poetry

Twisted Path [Poem]

Beyond your projections and beyond your mind
Lies ancient wisdom of this High time
In letting go of all that has been
I open to the grace of what is

I no longer insist that you were right
And I no longer insist that you were wrong
I see you clearly now, You see
And I understand my Holy Way

Of the One Love

The Dharma People of Compassionate Heart
Of Sacred Wisdom Path and Buddha’s Way
Dakini Dancing on my Way
Trusting the Wisdom and the Mystery

This path from birth so very twisted
Turbulent and difficult, measures and values
Core are in me, Heart~ing my way and finding Grace.

While living in this ancient Mystery,
I find I let go of the things that hurt
Me and you and many others,
I trust in the way of One Love.

Roses open and I blossom
To the feminine that is in me

I am the Shakti I am the Spirit
and my living is my Holy Way
The mountains move me and the rivers in me
Are the hills of my own breasts.

Find strength in One heart, find other hearts
And in this way form other bonds
Feel your way through this
Grand adventure
Trust in the walking and in the dance

The condors fly high and the snake is resting
While puma gently purrs in her cave
We are all united in a new way
Honouring our wisdom in the heart and in the way

In the bonds and in understanding
In the healing and in the passage
In the initiation and in the blessing
Of what was and what will be

While I do not know what may come
I trust that the wisdom of Most High
Will always be guiding us on Her way

I bow to the Way. The path. The Three jewels.

For we are One under the sun
All the time and forever
There is no dying any more
When we open to the transforming
grace of presence.

Rev. Dr. K. Sonam Wangmo

 

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Buddhism Feelings & Emotions Poetry

Unsustained heart [Poem]

In this pain of letting go
in this unsustained heart
In this complexity of Life
and unexpected disharmony

In this Love that wants to live
and express itself true
in the opening and falling
and the grace of us two

Love has ways to bring us light
beyond what we can imagine
the clear connection in the Source
of Love and Heart

Mystical dancing of the grace and
the power of Living
the Wisdom of the Buddhas is such
that their prominent compassion
In the century dedicated to Love
knows no bounds

Integrity leads the way and such
miracles are possible
without dying or killing
we can really find a way

To Live In One Heart and in this transition
To Live in One Love and in the kindness
of the Power of Wisdom and Integration
Where the healing comes and there is Grace

For Love in Oneness, really lived is understanding
much more than your mind
it is knowing that there is harmony
internally sustained from the Peaceful Place
The sharing of space with the means of Love
While helping each-other study life
The Inner Garden
The Holy Way,
the Blissful Moments
In The Names of Enlightened Buddhas

Rev. Dr. K. Sonam Wangmo

 

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Buddhism Dzogchen Poetry

Padma Family [Poem]

Our very existence beckons us to see
that there is really something to uncover in this presence
we need to really be able to notice the essence
and move into the clear vajra dance

This Red Dakini that comes to me and speaks to my heart
in symbols and in colours and in warmth of the night
in the cozy fire that burns so bright
I see now how it lets me to do the things I want

This Padma family lets me be whole in the artistic path
Discriminative Awareness Wisdom arising
from the shifted sands of time
I grow in feeling my way into Loving Oneness
I turn to the West and I can feel the turning
of direction’s wisdom into my heart.

I see now how we need to understand the mind,
and the patterns we carry and the beliefs we have
changing the karmic conditions into new seeds of compassion
how we need to understand the grace of it all with clarity
and how clearly you and I are meant to be this way
untangled and independently growing.

Practicing the Dharma and walking middle path
recognizing subtleties and the elemental grace
these things that few really understand
and the tender touch of grace that covers the leaves
on the grassy Earth when the winds blow harder than expected.

Rev. Dr. K. Sonam Wangmo

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Bön Buddhism Life & Death Poetry The 4 Noble Truths Vajrayana World Matters

It takes courage [Poem & Audio]

In the secret places inside me
you hide, this love and this surprise
of the things I still don’t understand
and of the things that I know so well.

The living of life that is such a treasure
the beauty of it all its experiencing
the incredible Love that weaves us all
I find myself astounded at this incredible
measure that it takes to breathe once more.

For coming to birth and coming to living,

It takes courage and commitment beyond
the mental capacities and doubtful thinking,
the simple design of perfection
Essence of Guru Dheva & Dakini
are the three jewels: Buddha Dharma and Sangha.

They point everyone towards the four immeasurable
creating the lasting love, equanimity,
joy and compassion for all sentient beings

For when we realize our divinity,
The seemingly unmeasurable story of this form
we can glance over the history of what has gone by
and realize the suffering that is part of it all.

The circumstances have weaved everything in such way to teach and guide you into the essence of things.
Into the perfection of the cloudless blue sky
where there is presence and time and connection
and no schemes and no games.
That is realization.

In the Heart of compassion and when we know the
distance that we had to travel to get here,
When we know that there is a life in the way of Peace
We know that our ancestry can be restored,
back to the distant lands of Zhangzhung.

In the way of Luminosity and
in the way of Oneness
that helps all beings live well
In the Noble healing
and in the four Noble Truths
We find our hearts united once more

Life gives us opportunities beyond measure
if we touch on the light of suppleness
trusting the pulse of the moment.

Listening to the guidance of Masters
and Arhats that speak from direct experience.
The space that they open within us
is immense gratitude for their endless giving
and pointing us tirelessly into the essence of all things.
Knowing your heart and knowing your unique path
are the ways of One Love
It is where we are all going.

Rev. Dr. K. Sonam Wangmo

The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Audiobook)- narrated by Richard Gere 2008.
The Bardo Thodol – Tibetan: བར་དོ་ཐོས་གྲོལ


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