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Nepal, Maitreya - Licchavi period

This is Maitreya in his buddha form, sitting on a throne with his legs pendant, his feet resting on a pedestal. His delicate body, with very thing legs, and his small face contrast with the bulk of the throne and the amount of cloth under him. 96 more words

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Celebrating Milestones (1): the Feast of St. Cuthbert, 20th March 2015

~ Remembering a beloved northern saint –––~

This feature introduces a new blog series, Celebrating Milestones, which pays tribute to, revives, or otherwise recalls, key events in the life and history of the Cathedral, or of ecclesiastical history in general.   1,712 more words


Which side are we on? The side of reason or the side of violent intimidation?

Quote from the middle of: http://www.davidwarrenonline.com/2015/02/17/martyrdom-revolved/

“At the University of Regensburg, nearly a decade ago, Pope Benedict XVI touched on this issue in its theological dimension. 454 more words

Tibet, Avalokiteshvara in the lotus position

Hardly any Tibetan sculptures depict Avalokiteshvara with one head and two hands seated in the lotus position or padmasana. Dressed in bodhisattva attire, he may have his right arm at heart level in the fear-allaying gesture and the left hand holding the stem of a lotus. 106 more words

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POETRY: Tanka Series, Week 8

Well, it’s the final day of tankas. This last poem is perhaps the most apt of them all.

These fingers curl around
stale air and I remember: 26 more words


POETRY: Tanka Series, Week 7

You are like scraping
a scab. I look
at you and start
to bleed all over

~Addison Taylor, © 2013

If there ever was a poem to be recurringly true, this would be it. 87 more words


POETRY: Tanka Series, Week 5

On her swollen
profile, white blisters
write a letter; oh–to
what lengths we will
go in the name of love.

~Addison Taylor, © 2013