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Practice 5

Based on this practice, I divide the people in our lives into two categories: friends and companions.

Friends are fun to be with, you may drink and chat and pleasantly pass the time. 52 more words

Thoughts

Tibet, Phagpa Lokeshvara variants

There is a number of wooden Phagpa Lokeshvara sculptures thought to be from Tibet which follow a standard design, although this design is quite different from the famous original 7th century Nepalese figure at the Potala. 137 more words

Asian Art

Practice 4

The lesson of Practice 3 is about the “danger” of attachments.  Practice 4 leads on from this really, in saying that nothing lasts.

Our bodies weaken, our minds lose their sharpness, our eyes dim, our loved ones die, our possessions are lost or break. 164 more words

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Practice 2

Beware of attachments.  They are not bad, in and of themselves, but you must either resign yourself to the fact that attachment causes pain (things are lost or broken, loved ones die or move away) or apply yourself to the practice of avoiding them altogether. 48 more words

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The Lord Who Looks Down



Kyoto (2015)

Giant statue of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara at the Ryōzen Kannon war memorial. It is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas (Wikipedia), and who is also bisexual–portrayed as either male or female. 34 more words

Travelogue

Small Salvation - haiku, experience & comments for meditation and reflection

Small fish on dry land,
madly gulps as it suffers –
the wet salvation

Haiku by Stephanie Mohan

Experience related to haiku

This afternoon,
while out paddling…

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Buddhism

What is "Mo"?

Since I’ve started doing mo publicly at local monthly Psychic Saturday events, I’ve encountered folks who – not being familiar with this form of divination – have asked various questions, the answers to which I have compiled in this FAQ. 631 more words

Buddhism