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Folk Art Inspired White Tara: Photos of Painting Stages and Finished Painting

I am not a fan of acrylic paint. I don’t really enjoy it because of what I usually wish to achieve in paint. However, there are times when I put then into use because they will do EXACTLY what I wish them to. 106 more words


Practising Listening with Empathy, by Thich Nhat Hanh

Yesterday, Sister True Virtue talked a little bit about the fourth precept concerning speaking and listening. This is a very deep practice. Listening is an art, and many people do not have the capacity for it, especially in the case of listening to the suffering of others. 1,030 more words

Buddhist Meditation

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Thay's words on compassionate listening and the blessings of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. Please take some time to listen to the Plum Village monastics chant Namo Avalokiteshvara.



“All the suffering in the world comes from seeking pleasure for oneself. All the happiness in the world comes from seeking pleasure for others.” – Shantideva… 569 more words


Observing Discipline

If, lacking discipline, one cannot accomplish one’s own good,
It is laughable to think of accomplishing the good of others.
Therefore, to observe discipline,
Without samsaric motives is the practice of a bodhisattva. 17 more words

Daily Dharma Quotes

Beautiful Rainbows.

When encountering objects which please us,
To view them like rainbows in the summer,
Not ultimately real, however beautiful they appear,
And to relinquish craving and attachment, is the practice of a bodhisattva. 17 more words

Daily Dharma Quotes

Dharma Doodles, Real Words, And Blueberry Chèvre Salad

Pre-study session whiteboard doodles. “When we take to the road, we don’t know where we will wind up in the end.” Walking the Buddhist path, the goal is to wind up enlightened. 488 more words