Refugees dominate the news recently. My heart breaks for all the people called to risk their lives journeying to unkown shores. The situation is bleak, and makes me wonder. What is the difference between a refugee and a pilgrim? Aren’t we are all refugees? To become officially “Buddhist” we commit by “taking refuge.” It’s not thatContinue reading “Are You A Refugee Or A Pilgrim?”
The leaves are turning and sunset arrives a bit earlier each evening the past few weeks. A new season has arrived in Crestone. This coming weekend, October 10-11, 2015, Crestone artists open their studios to all for a celebration of art. This year, I will be one of those artists. Crestone has recently been identifiedContinue reading “Crestone Artists”
Trippers and askers surround me, People I meet…the effect upon me of my early life…of the ward and city I live in…of the nation, The latest news…discoveries, inventions, societies…authors old and new, My dinner, dress, associates, looks, business, compliments, dues, The real or fancied indifference of some man or woman IContinue reading “Not Me”
A gift isn’t fully realised until it is given away, then. Those who will not acknowledge gratitude or who refuse to labor in its service neither free their gifts nor really come to possess them. ~ Lewis Hyde, The Gift Photo credit from National Geographic
If ever the pace of life get’s you down, hurry up and take one of these…a walk in the wilderness. Nothing has the ability to renew my body and calm my mind and remind me of the preciousness of this human birth like a day in the mountains. Works every time.
“Although my view is as vast as space, when comes to the nature of actions and their consequences, I am extremely precise, like little particles of flour.” (Or sand.) ~Guru Rinpoche
Found myself at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival last week. A foot-stompin, hoot-hollering, jig-dancing good time. Yeehaw! Nothing like great music and dancing for world peace.
Sometimes it’s good to look at things from a different perspective…
No, this is not about airport closures and political stand-offs. This is a much more fundamental conflict. On your way out of Bangkok next time, check out this massive installation at Suvarnabhumi airport. This is a classic Indian story about how we process the experience of life and turn it into nectar. The god VishnuContinue reading “The epic battle of good and evil at Suvarnabhumi airport”