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Monthly Archives: May 2013

  • Three Kinds of Practitioners

    May 20, 2013

    There are three kinds of people [who practice Buddhism]. Like all other beings, the lowest person wants happiness and not suffering or rebirth in the lower realms of existence, so...


    This post was posted in Dharma

  • Zenga and Shunga

    May 17, 2013

    Zenga and shunga (erotic art)* would seem to be on different ends of the artistic spectrum. Zenga are created with a minimum of brush strokes in mostly black and white...


    This post was posted in Zen Art

  • Enlightenment is Not Far Off

    May 17, 2013

    We humans are actually not that far from enlightenment. Our five senses are like the Emanation Body of a Buddha; our dream body, which is similar to the after-death form...


    This post was posted in Dalai Lama

  • Decency is Free from Trickery

    May 16, 2013

    When we’re having trouble maintaining our ground or ourselves, we play all kinds of tricks. That trickery brings hope and fear. You’re so tempted; at the same time, you’re so...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Haiku of the Week

    May 15, 2013

    Book Coversticky-sticky
    it clings to everything—
    spring snow



    beta-beta to
    mono ni tsukitaru
    haru no yuki

    (Issa)


    From The Art of Haiku: Its History through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters by Stephen Addiss


    This post was posted in Shambhala

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