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The Dharma of Jessica Fletcher

‘Murder She Wrote’ needs no introduction, but just to recap for anyone who’s been meditating in a cave for the last thirty years: it was a smash hit ‘whodunnit’ TV show that ran for 12 years through the 80s and 90s; 12 series and 264 episodes, syndicated all over the world, making a Angela Lansbury a household name. 1,727 more words

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Buddha, bodhisattva: White Tara

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Anticipation of the coming of the future Buddha Maitreya

The spirit of Buddhism during the Middle Ages

It has often been observed by outsiders that the Buddhist culture takes the suffering and transitoriness of life very seriously. 245 more words

The Bodhisattva

do your part...

do your part, in your way, from your heart, using your talents – your experience – your wisdom, to expand minds, open hearts, to bear witness to suffering, to honor another’s story, to bring light, to embody love, with a steady-confident calm presence.


Tibet, a singular Phagpa Lokeshvara (2)

This form of Avalokiteshvara is rarely seen, especially since the majority of sculptures are made of wood  – like the emblematic 7th century Nepalese statue at the Potala (heavily restored with a thick coat of gilding that covers the details), and most of them have lost an arm – or both. 153 more words

Asian Art

Tibet, unidentified bodhisattvas (7)

The passing of time is particularly harsh on wooden sculptures…

This mixed-style figure wears a richly decorated knee-length dhoti, a matching shawl forming an angular loop at elbow level and a sash knotted to one side. 93 more words

Asian Art

Tibet, unidentified bodhisattvas (4)

This character holds an elephant goad and a lotus flower in his upper hands, possibly a lotus bud in the lower left hand, the lower right hand displays the fear-allaying gesture. 190 more words

Asian Art