Monday, August 31, 2015

a garden


today

But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.

- KAHLIL GIBRAN

Saturday, August 29, 2015

late summer


Monday, August 24, 2015

Misty Valley


JOY

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

- KARL BARTH

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Shoo-Fly

 

Monday, August 17, 2015

promises

The woods are lovely dark and deep but I have promises to keep
and miles to go before I sleep and miles to go before I sleep.

- Robert Frost

Friday, August 14, 2015

emptiness

Prayer begins at the edge of emptiness.

- RABBI ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

wandering



Friday, August 07, 2015

reality

With a loving heart, be evenhanded to all, and the enlightenment of reality as such will spontaneously appear; if you keep a dualistic consciousness of others and self, you will not see the face of Buddha right in front of you.

- Pao-chih

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Barter

Life has loveliness to sell
All beautiful and splendid things,
Blue waves lightened on a cliff
Soaring fire that sways and swings,
And children's faces looking up,
Holding wonder like a cup.

Life has loveliness to sell,
Music like a curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
Eyes that love you, arms to hold,
And for your spirit's still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.

Spend all you have for loveliness,
Buy it and never count the cost;
For one white singing hour of peace,
Count many a year of strife well lost,
And for a breath of ecstasy,
Give all you have been, or could be.


-by Sara Teasdale 

summer


Sunday, August 02, 2015

A Prayer to Guru Rinpoche to Dispel Fire and Other Elemental Disturbances

SA CHHU ME LUNG JUNG WAI BAR CHHED KYIY GYU LU NYEN CHING JIG PAI DU JUNG TSE
When our illusory bodies are threatened with destruction because of obstacles and disturbances of the earth, water, fire, and wind elements,
YID NYIY T’HE TSOM MED PAR SOL WA DEB OR GYAN JUNG WA ZHI YI LHA MOR CHAY
I supplicate you without any doubt or uncertainty. When Orgyen comes, together with the goddesses of the four elements,

JUNG WA RANG SAR ZHI WAR T’HE TSOM MED OR GYAN PAD MA JUNG NAY LA SOL WA DEB without a doubt the elements will be pacified in and of themselves. Orgyen Padma Jungnay, to you I pray.
SAM PA LHUN GYIY DRUB PAR JIN GYIY LOB
Grant your blessings that our wishes be spontaneously accomplished.

Extracted from the Sampa Lhundrupma within the Seven Chapter Supplication