I AM GOING TO TIBET

…in about 3 weeks! There’s nothing I could say to properly describe my excitement. Several years ago I had the opportunity to see the creation, and dispersal, of two sand mandalas (by Tibetan Buddhist monks)–this is from the dispersal, in Half Moon Bay, of the second one. …and here’s a video of the ceremony where they swept it up, beforehand. Throat singing is so awesome. Share this…TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailGoogle+

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What I’m reading now

I enjoy reading more than one book at a time, especially when they’re sort of at odds but possibly complementary. Following a lovely afternoon at the library on Saturday, I’m reading The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas, with commentary by Geshe Sonam Rinchen, and Richard Feynman’s The Pleasure of Finding Things Out. The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas explores the teachings of Gyelsay Togmay Sangpo, a 14th-century Tibetan Buddhist monk. Bodhisattvas, in Buddhism, are people who have attained enlightenment but postpone nirvana to help others attain enlightenment as well. Richard Feynman was a physicist, writer, and professor, sometimes called the “Great Explainer”[…]

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