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London Standard: British woman facing deportation from Sri Lanka because her Buddha tattoo hurts people's 'religious feelings'

A British tourist is facing deportation from Sri Lanka after authorities complained a tattoo of Buddha on her arm hurts people’s “religious feelings”.

Naomi Michelle Coleman, 37, was arrested at Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport after flying in from India. 96 more words

You Gotta Have Faith

I return to you from an extended blogging break with some thoughts on faith.

I’ll begin by saying that I was raised Catholic, and despite my many disagreements with the Catholic Church and some of Her practices, I’d say that I still find the teachings of Jesus and the symbolism of the blessed sacrament, intercession of the saints and the Virgin birth to move me in the way that I’d probably want to continue to broadly define myself as Catholic. 679 more words

Weeping Buddha

Pencil on paper. Colour slightly manipulated with Photoshop.

Inspiration From Earth Day | Portrait Photographer

Yesterday was EarthDay which reminded us to be especially nice to our planet .

I make a point to eat organic and use products in my everyday life that are less harmful for the environment. 144 more words

How will I know?

Am I doing this right? How will I know?”

You will know.

I will share my experience when I reach total relaxation.

At this point of total relaxation my body goes completely numb. 109 more words


“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


Entanglement Theory

We think too much. Stupid people and smart people. We think, ruminate, remember, nit pick, obsess. I just got off the phone with someone who said “Let me sit and think about it.” No! 408 more words