Sharing Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition, but not slavishly so.
In the River of Now
Full moon at the Hermitage summer of 2011
first section of counter backsplash for Norbu kitchen.. avocado and red tiles are down with mirror chunks at the top... grouting black soon
A small flock of monarch butterflies swooped across the path in front of me as I left Norbu House... How uplifting!
We will be transformed by our willingness
In the river of now, it is possible for inner wisdom to guide some factors of illusory existence to facilitate the next evolutionary stage for the individual. It seems like magic but it is inner physics. ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~
"Im Fluss des Jetzt ist es der inneren Weisheit möglich, einige Faktoren der illusorischen Existenz zu lenken, um die nächste evolutionäre Stufe für das Individuum herbeizuführen. Es scheint wie Magie, aber es ist innere Physik." - Domo Geshe Rinpoche ---
Enjoyed the local produce auction today.... best mental snapshot? Tiny Mennonite girl sitting in drivers seat of loaded buckboard waiting in line for their vegies to be auctioned off. The wagon was pulled by two beautiful and patient Percheron horses...
Mental sinking is an obstacle in meditation and the opposite of mental excitement. The mind wants to drift in a certain way so some antidote needs to be applied. Sometimes the mind drifts and like a little butterfly you dreamily fly to a flower, then think, “Oh, there is another nice flower over there. I think I’ll float over there and look at that.” This is done in a languid way, as though you were about to enter a dream state.
Mental sinking could also be the experience of heaviness in the body that is about to enter sleep. Sometimes from the far corner of the monastery we could hear snores coming from a monk and then everyone begins to titter. One of my American students was not feeling so well one day so she lay down behind the last row of students, and in fact she did start to snore.
You not have cold weather here in California, but people who come from cold cold weather know there is real danger in being exposed to extreme cold and begin to feel sleepy. If they cannot arouse them…
"Someone who is alive, but without outer perceptions, for example, in a coma, still maintains a perceptual link to this world. This is by means of their individual consciousness and interacting with not only their memories but possibly an interaction with the energy of this world that continues to feed their perceptions. This latter method produces a kind of dreamy aliveness that mixes ideas, memories, energetic aliveness of others and the world to interact, but not in such an alert way. When that perceptual web or dynamic is gone and the supporting physical structures such as brain functions and heart functions cannot sustain it, that person is said to die. In Buddhism, however, we take a larger view of the human life process, but not from the exclusive point of view of the physical being" ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~
"Menschen die lebendig aber ohne äussere Wahrnehmung sind, wie z.B. Komapatienten, erhalten trotzem eine wahrnehmende Verbindung zu dieser Welt aufrecht. Die…