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Tibetan Village Monks, Buddhist Behavior, Installation of Buddha Statue and other musings...

In Tibet, we had some village monks who were the “go to” person for anything that went wrong. A sick child, someone with problems that needed counseling, a student that didn't do well in school, marital problems, illnesses, births, and esp ecially deaths…. these were the work of the local monk. Often, the monk still lived in his family home in a little separate house under humble circumstances, doing prayer and ritual for others. These village monks ministered to the needs of their local people, not just in good times, but especially during hard times. In some ways, village monks were like your neighborhood modern Western healer. The village monk always had an open door to those in trouble and always had words of advice, constantly ready to quote the Buddha. Because they were humble monks with little education and training, usually his knowledge of scripture was not that great, however, he belonged to the village and the village belonged to him. Every village hoped to have one or

Ringing in the Ears, Karmic Seeds and other Buddhist musings....

If you are experiencing ringing in the ears without an accident or know cause, it's is likely that you are oppressively holding energy in your head instead of correctly in the heart center. Head centered thinking is suffering: more judgeme ntal and rigid thinking, tintinitis, headaches or even migraines, and difficulty feeling the body..... these are only a few of the drawbacks. You are literally hearing a feed back loop of activity of the processing center, the brain. ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~ "Wenn es dir in den Ohren klingelt, ohne dass du einen Unfall hattest oder den Grund weißt, ist es wahrscheinlich, dass du deine Energie angespannt im Kopf hältst anstatt auf korrekte Weise im Herzzentrum. Denken, das im Kopf entsteht, ist Leiden: ein rigides und eher verurteilendes Denken, Tinitus, Kopfschmerzen oder selbst Migräne, und Schwierigkeiten dabei, den Körper zu spüren.... dies sind nur einige Nachteile. Du hörst buchstäblich die Rückkopplungsschleife der Aktivitäten des