Browsing All posts tagged under »refuge«

Refuge, Sangha…

September 16, 2009


Chilled last night with members of the Sweet Cherry Family from the Plum Village Sangha. Spent the late afternoon at Moonlight Beach after work and met up with the Sangha there and then enjoyed a wonderful dinner at a local Indian spot. WHAT A JOY it was to be able to listen to the Cherry […]

Present Moment, Precious Moment

September 13, 2009


from Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s Siddhartha’s Intent …please take refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, and Guru, Deva and Dakini, because we all need protection from bad health and all manner of disasters. …All you can do is practise with the wish that you remain alive long enough to become better acquainted with the dharma. Even […]


May 30, 2009


Some quotes from the film, KUNDUN, the story of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, his birth, his early years, China’s invasion, and his escape to India. First, one understands that he causes much of his own suffering needlessly. Second, he looks for the reasons for this in his own life. To look is to […]

The Fruit of One’s Refuge

May 23, 2009


I celebrate the ripening of your praktis friend the inner flowers blossoming the fragrance of freedom and clarity the flame of inner awareness and outer action loving kindness and skillfulness circulating deep within your diamantine, indestructible, eternal self in breath and out breath… soul self determination realizations and activations in… out… refuge and praktis love […]

Refuge: Compassion

April 30, 2009


Compassion has no limit. Kindness has no enemy. Mindfulness, concentration & insight. What does my refuge of compassion look like, feel like, sound like inside and outside of me? What about when I speak to Nanay and my voice raises? Where is my compassion to myself and another at that moment? How about when I […]

Emerge(N)See ~ Commencement Begins Everyday!

April 25, 2009


“If you bring forth what is within you”, Jesus says in the Gospel of Thomas, “what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is in you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” I first encountered this quote from Susan Moon and the Manzanita Village writer’s retreat […]

Compassion as Refuge

April 11, 2009


Compassion has no limit. Kindness has no enemy. (quote from yogi tea bag 🙂 ) JOY Lyrics & Music: Sr. Thệ Nghiêm Whatever illumines your path I will consider as my friend There are no enemies No barriers in the heart There is only wishing you well