Monday, May 30, 2011


Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Summer Day

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

- Mary Oliver

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Sunday, May 22, 2011

belly of emptiness

As you eat, feed your negativities and illusions into the belly of emptiness, dissolving them into all-pervading space.

-Dudjom Rinpoche

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tara Mandala


Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

-Sarah Williams

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Green Tara detail

path of the heart

The absolute truth cannot be realized within the domain of the ordinary mind. And the path beyond the ordinary mind, all the great wisdom traditions have told us, is through the heart. This path of the heart is devotion.

-a glimpse

through the reeds

the planet

Today the planet is the only proper "in group." Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.

-Joseph Campbell

Monday, May 09, 2011

spring snow

atomic age

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the "atomic age" - as in being able to remake ourselves.

-Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, May 08, 2011

rain chain

Saturday, May 07, 2011


Thursday, May 05, 2011


Wednesday, May 04, 2011