Thursday, January 19, 2017


Sitting Zazen Last Night
Outside - Others
 Inside - Kuan Yin
Commonly known as the Goddess of Mercy but often depicted as both male and female to show this figure's limitless transcendence beyond gender
These past many weeks have been intense, with politics and the fate of the world in the forefront.  It is a perfect time to pull back inward before going on

Buddha's Lost Children is a beautiful documentary from the Dutch filmmaker Mark Verkerk. He follows the Thai Buddhist monk Khru Bah, who dedicated his life to helping the people in the villages and training orphans to be good Buddhists. The area he lives in is very poor and a lot of people are addicted or have been addicted to drugs. He bless them and teach them the good and bad things in life.  He also takes care of little orphans and with his help they can learn to take care of themselves and others, they have enough food and are able to go to school. Music: Tibetan Incantations - Om Mani Padme Hum.
Chants of Tibet: The Meditative Sound of Buddhist Chants--Om mani padme hum is probably the most famous mantra in Buddhism, the six syllabled mantra of the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteshvara (Tibetan Chenrezig, Chinese Guanyin).
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1 comment:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

on this night before, i watch and am so taken by how things are for me,
that i cling to
how things are Elsewhere

and again, i kneel in deep thanks to you, Michelle, for finding
things for me