Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Loving Kindness is Realistic:


Loving Kindness is Realistic:

A Teaching on Bodhicitta

HE Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
Kalachakra Empowerment, Verizon Center, Washington, DC
July 13, 2011

During the Kalachakra empowerments in Washington DC with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in July of 2011, HE Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche bstowed an evening teaching on the topic of bodhicitta to a crowd of several thousand.
Note: due to a technical problem, the final 5 minutes of the teaching were not recorded, however the essential meaning of the teaching is complete.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Jellyfish Whispers


A Poem by pd lyons

only august
almost quiet
only feather sounds
almost still
only slow
steady beating
as if horses
taught themselves
to march in order
across the fields
almost green
only smoky
spiral dust
almost damp descending
as if insects
finally taught themselves
to sing
like falling rain
across midday
almost yawning
only august
pd lyons has been writing for a long time now and hopes to continue doing so for even longer. Work has appeared in many mags & zines through out the world. Has two collections of poetry published by Lapwing Press Belfast. For further info please visit pdlyons blog for poetry publishing info and new releases:
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

why we like - Jellyfish Whispers

Jellyfish Whispers: A Poem by pd lyons: only august crows almost quiet only feather sounds rising almost still only slow steady beating as if horses finally ...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

animal freedom

Animal Freedom Day
goat friend
Please join the Hartford Karma Thegsum Choling and Tara Shedrup centers in participating in Animal Freedom Day. Be a veggie for a day… or two or three. Alternatively, you can also choose to offer a gift of life and protection through the practice of “Life Release.” Find out more about this Buddhist practice at Chodron Foundation Global Life Release Movement and Karma Triyana Dharmachakra. You can also participate by donating to Animal Farm Sanctuaries at http://woodstocksanctuary.org/about/mission/ or http://www.farmsanctuary.org/.
On July 28th, 29th and 30th, we will not consume any animal products as part of Animal Freedom Day. Animal Freedom Day is a global event that aims to raise awareness towards the environmental crisis, human health and animal welfare. People all over the world will abstain from eating meat on these three days or engage in the practice of Life Release.
Please make a difference, help us bring compassion to animals and the earth. Find out more about Animal Freedom Day. And watch the trailer for the new movie, Don’t Eat Me.
The Tara Shedrup Center, Hartford KTC, and Chodron Foundation Global Life-Protecting Movement are working to put kindness in motion to humans, animals, the planet, and to create a more peaceful, harmonious, and sustainable world.
calf friend
All beings tremble before violence.
All fear death, all love life.
See yourself in others.
Then whom can you hurt?
What harm can you do?
- The Buddha
Useful Links
Veggie Recipes:
Animals are capable of so much more compassion, love, bravery, and ingenuity than most people realize.
Here are 14 incredible stories that reveal their hidden depths.
Earthlings (documentary)
Farm Sanctuaries

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

salamander yellow pad: When I Lost My Mother

salamander yellow pad: When I Lost My Mother: When I Lost My Mother wadsworth atheneum,Hartford ct. When I lost my mother I lost the past as well as future. No one would ever kn...

Thursday, July 12, 2012

pieces of Picasso photographs/ wadsworth hartford ct

pieces of Picasso photographs/ wadsworth hartford ct

pieces of picasso
pieces of Picasso
pieces of Picasso

pieces of Picasso. wadsworth Hartford ct

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

this way

…almost there

Three Greys from Ravens by pd lyons

Three Greys

On the floor
Looking up
Shapes of blue
edge into disappeared.
Where the world ends
Does sky begin?

Faucet chromed
Pitted bright ‘n dark
Bumpy capitol C
Marks an asterisk tap
Brown sputter brown
Pop pop popping
Until clear n smooth

Soft morning
Bird song people
I cannot see walk
Hearing their voices
Dogs bark