Tara & Medicine Buddha Day (7/24/15)

•July 24, 2015 • Leave a Comment

21taras4

8medicinebuddhas

The results of positive and/or negative actions on this day are multiplied 100 times – go forth and be a force for positivity today! Be the awesome you want to see in the world!

Happy Chökhor Düchen!

•July 21, 2015 • Leave a Comment

buddhateach

Happy Chökhor Düchen, the day marking the first time Buddha turned the Wheel of Dharma at Sarnath (the Deer Park)! Buddha did not teach Dharma for the first seven weeks following his enlightenment, but finally did so with the encouragement of Brahma and Indra; the first teaching being the catvāryāryasatyā (“Four Noble Truths”), the foundation of Buddhism.

Sanghata Sutra – Nights 10-12

•July 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Other entries in this series: Night 1; Night 2; Night 3; Night 4; Night 5; Night 6; Nights 7-9.

Thanks to having some pretty strong storms in our area the past few nights, getting on to do any meaningful blogging was not a possibility. Although we did not get the tremendous flooding and mudslides in our immediate vicinity, we did get some brownouts, and heavy lightning made it a bit dicey to stay on the computer for long. So, here is another bundle of completed pages from the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra, completed between 7/13-7/15. May all beings benefit!

From 7/13/15

The rest of page 38 and most of page 39 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra, done in the afternoon.

The rest of page 38 and most of page 39 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra, done in the afternoon.

The last bit of page 39 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra, to kick off the evening session.

The last bit of page 39 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra, to kick off the evening session.

Pages 40 & 41 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

Pages 40 & 41 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

From 7/14/15

Pages 42 & 43 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

Pages 42 & 43 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

Pages 44 & 45 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

Pages 44 & 45 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

From 7/15/15

Page 46 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

Page 46 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

Stormy Night II

•July 15, 2015 • Leave a Comment

010

More storms this evening – booming thunder, lightning, and a flurry of sycamore bark (that’s what the little black spots are)! This was taken in our backyard. Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra updates will be posted tomorrow night!

Stormy Night

•July 13, 2015 • 1 Comment

009

Clouds associated with a strong storm front that moved through our area about an hour ago provided an interesting backdrop for some yoga – this was the view from our living room window.

Sanghata Sutra – Nights 7-9

•July 13, 2015 • 1 Comment

Other entries in this series: Night 1; Night 2; Night 3; Night 4; Night 5; Night 6.

We had family visit this past weekend (7/10-7/12), so while we continued to work on the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra each night, I didn’t have much time to get on and update the blog! Here are the pages we completed; may all beings benefit!

From 7/10/15

Page 29 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

Page 29 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

Pages 30 & 31 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

Pages 30 & 31 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

Pages 32 & the first half of 33 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

Pages 32 & the first half of 33 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

From 7/11/15

The rest of page 33 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

The rest of page 33 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

Pages 34 & 35 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

Pages 34 & 35 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

From 7/12/15

Pages 36 & 37 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

Pages 36 & 37 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

First half of page 38 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

First half of page 38 of the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.

Whichever is your sutra of choice, read on!

•July 11, 2015 • Leave a Comment

keep-calm-and-sutra-on

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 141 other followers