Browsing All posts tagged under »right view«

Fragments of a Letter to My Heart

January 17, 2010


namaste as  much as i like to rely on words to communicate sometimes they escape me… sometimes the Word these days cannot capture the detail, dip, curve and texture of my experience unfolding… Martin Luther King, Jr. Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols […]

The “Fifth” Noble Truth

May 24, 2009


“The fifth truth, the truth of Bringing the Teachings Home…” ~Hilda G. Baldoquin Cuban-born Soto Zen priest Editor of “Dharma, Color & Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism” (2004) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Buddhadharma Comes Full Circle “Siddharta Gautama, who became Shakyamuni Buddha, was a person […]

On Relationships

April 18, 2009


Every relationship creates LIFE… and this life begins to exist at the astral level… the relationship births and forms its own energetic being, reality… it has its own needs and desires its own recognition… Sometimes, a relationship creates an energetic body of an US through the alchemy of coming together.  The alchemy is activated in […]

Praktis ~ Breathing, Being Present

February 9, 2009


Guided Meditation Offering to the World Beat Sangha tonight. I hope the sharing was all good and that it did not cause discomfort or confusion. I felt inspired to share a bit about my understandings of sitting praktis and the realizations, insights and “right view” that I’ve had the fortune to hear and learn and […]

Transformation…Here, Now

January 31, 2009


In conversation with Friends, KALYANAMITRAS …moving through the gateways and deep moments of transformation All of us on our soul path journeys hearing the call of the gateway which we are walking towards… Transformations Here Now This conditions arising to experience the healing we took birth for… the healing of embracing one’s spiritual identity the […]

Praktis ~ Offerings

January 27, 2009


BALI FLOWER OFFERINGS Beautiful, visually nourishing picture! Inspired by the Peace & Dignity Celebration at the World Beat Center. Listened to the runners and took in the visual inspiration of the ceremonial offerings and prayers which surrounded us throughout the night. Maybe it’s because I’ve got all these niches and statues and bowls and things […]

Praktis ~ On Sitting

January 25, 2009


Auspicious Path offered dharmic insight into the praktis of sitting (sitting meditation).   Her generous sharing inspired me to think about how sitting (meditation) praktis, is not just a Buddhist or Hindu or Eastern tradition, it is in fact a tradition and gift cultivated from all peoples, from all places on Earth.  This act of truly […]

Praktis ~ Eating

January 25, 2009


ON BLESSING & PRAYING UPON EATING The following poem is called The Five Contemplations, praktised in the Plum Village tradition and recited before meals. This food is a gift of the earth, the sky, numerous living beings and much hard work May we eat with mindfulness and gratitude so as to be worthy to received […]

BuddhaEye: Don’t Take Anything Personally

January 7, 2009


I’ve been casually pulling a card each day from the Don Miguel Ruiz “Four Agreements” deck given to me by a dear friend of a friend upon their visit to the house one day. I finally opened the deck after several months and was nicely surprised by how the Four Agreements are expanded upon through […]

Seeding my reality with intentions

October 6, 2008


Been feelin’ a bit… hesitant and inward recently …and today, got a sense that i don’t need to be more inward that i usually am because i can seed my universe with the intentions to craft the reality that i seek… for tomorrow’s meeting for the meetings that will follow for the naropa application that […]