Megjid Janraiseg Temple was built in 1911-1912 to celebrate the end of Manchu domination and, it is said, to heal the Bogd Gedeen from blindness. It is in a mixed Chinese and Tibetan style and inside is the 25.6 meter and 20 ton Avalokiteshvara-Janraiseg statue. The deity was consecrated in 1996, is hollow and contains… Continue reading Sacred Destinations: Megjid Janraiseg Temple
On Children by Kahlil Gibran Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have… Continue reading “On Children” A Poem by Kahlil Gibran
“The body is always in time, the spirit is always timeless and the psyche is an amphibious creature, compelled by the laws of man’s being associated itself to some extent with its body, but capable, if it so desires, of experiencing and identifying itself with its spirit.” -A. Huxley
Every year, I take a boat trip with a group of friends to the land that time forgot—Komodo island in Indonesia. This is the habitat of the famous Komodo Dragon, the world’s largest lizard. The dragon picked its home well, for this is one of the most alluring places on earth and certainly one of… Continue reading “The Spot”
“The knower of reality has said That even if recitation and physical hardships Are practised for long periods of time, They will be meaningless if the mind is distracted elsewhere.” -SHANTIDEVA
“We could say that meditation doesn’t have a reason or doesn’t have a purpose. In this respect it’s unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don’t do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that… Continue reading The Journey ::::
“You, the practitioner, should first of all be like a bee going from flower to flower collecting nectar. At the stage when you are listening to and studying the teachings, learn all of them carefully, in both words and meaning. Then you should be like a wild animal. Not satisfied with a mere theoretical understanding,… Continue reading Discipline:::
Today dedication goes to Nepal. The religious life of many Hindus is focused on devotion to God (perceived as Brahman, Shiva, Vishnu, or Shakti) or several gods. This devotion usually takes the form of rituals associated with sculptures and images of gods in home shrines. More philosophically-minded Hindus ignore the gods altogether and seek Realization… Continue reading Rituals and Ceremonies in Hinduism:::
Today I will like to share a selection of reminders from the text “The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment” by Thaddeus Golas. Hope you like it and share your thoughts. Have a wonderful weekend Much Love and light, Noelia Even Lazier We are equal beings and the universe is our relations with each… Continue reading Even Lazier:::
“Don’t go outside your house to see flowers.
My friend, don’t bother with that excursion.
Inside your body there are flowers.
One flower has a thousand petals.
That will do for a place to sit.
Sitting there you will have a glimpse of beauty
inside the body and out of it,
before gardens and after gardens.”
Kabir (A PLACE TO SIT)
When you and I rest together in loving awareness, we swim together in the
ocean of love. Remember, it’s always right here. Enter into the flow of love
with a quiet mind and see all things with love as part of yourself.
( RAM DASS – Polishing The Mirror )