Saturday, December 31, 2011

Photographer holding camera, Tibetan Buddhist Lama in robes, Chinese contingent, Tharlam Monastery Courtyard, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Chinese mainland Tibetan Buddhists in Nepal

Thai style Buddha behind House (actor Greg Laurie) who is gobbling popcorn, Buddhism in Western culture, American TV show, House M.D., Fox - Hulu.com

Phantom of the Opera & Beauty

Ice abstract orange, blue, gray and black, Capital Hill, Seattle, Washington, USA

Abstract blue party ice

Abstract blue party ice by Wonderlane
Abstract blue party ice, a photo by Wonderlane on Flickr.

Buddhist practitioners on the eastern side of Jarung Kashor Stupa, having completed prostrations, all take a break or pray, early morning, flowering bush, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Fetch, twilight, Olympic Mountain Range, Carkeek Park, Seattle, Washington, USA

Friday, December 30, 2011

Regardless of circumstances, the Buddha remains, rain offering in a glass, meditation statue, Seattle, Washington, USA

Second story painters, bamboo scaffolding, dragons and elephants decor, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Running water over Cherrystone Clams (East Coast), $4.98 / lb, scoop, empty tray, fish market, The Lobster Man, Life Release Project (for crabs), Vancouver B.C., Canada

A bucket of lucky crabs about to be released back into the wild ocean, in honor of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, by Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, Vancover B.C., Lotus Speech Canada

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Here is contained "Self-Liberation through Seeing with Naked Awareness," this being a Direct Introduction to the State of Intrinsic Awareness, From "The Profound Teaching of Self-Liberation in the Primordial State of the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities."

Lama Pema Wangyal Rinpoche, Nyingmapa lama, with Shri Mahakala thangka, Seattle, Washington, USA, in 1976

Carpenters are finished, carry toolbox down the rickety staircase, The Making of Closet, Guadalajara, Mexico

Painters table with lamp, paintings, formal Tibetan style photo of HE Dezhung Rinpoche the 4th, paint brushes, acrylic paint, sofa, Tibetan painting, Greenwood, Seattle, Washington, USA

Rosie as a puppy, exploring the garden, fountain, fence, Baja's Best El Rosario Cafe Bed and Breakfast, Baja California Norte, Mexico

Biologist studying the ocean among the rocks, Pillar Point, sample collection bucket, tourists, near Mavericks, California, USA

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Childrens elementary school playground jungle gym under snow on Christmas Eve, clear blue sky, fence, Chugach Mountain Range, church steeple, trees, condos, South Addition, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Young Tibetan boy monks in traditional robes, pose for a photo, side room, Sakya Lamdre, Tharlam Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, Tharlam Monastery, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Contrasting boats, hand painted boat, Sarina Cruise, northwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sunny day Eucalyptus, Gum Tree, green lawn, Baja's Best El Rosario Cafe Bed and Breakfast, Baja California Norte, Mexico

Special tree, with large cave under it, Carkeek Park, Seattle, Washington, USA

Monday, December 26, 2011

The old Buddhist shrine, downstairs, Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, Greenwood neighborhood, Seattle, Washington, USA

Not to notice the disabled is cultural. Tibetan culture notices: an elderly nun walks towards the stage to receive the long life blessing, with everyone watching her out of respect, Tharlam Monastery Courtyard, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

7 year old reincarnate Tibetan Lama HE Dhungsey Asanga Sakya on his throne, with monks and practioners Tharlam Monastery, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

HE Asanga Sakya on his throne, Tharlam Monastery, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Toile drapes with sun crystal, and blue and cream border, handmade yellow curtains, kitchen, Seattle, Washington

Merry-Go-Round with exotic horses, Phillip, Poppy, Sophie, and animals, Palace Pier, Brighton, England, UK

Lamas serving Long Life Rice to His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Rinpoche, Lamdre dedication mandala offering completed, with his grandson Avikrita Rinpoche leading the assembly of monks, nuns, lay people, Tharlam Monastery, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Sakya family members share a moment in the blessing line, Tibetan Buddhist monks, behind a brightly painted flower covered column, Long Life Blessing, Tharlam Monastery stage, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Sakya family members go through the blessing line attended by monks, behind the brightly painted flower covered column, Long Life Blessing, Tharlam Monastery stage, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Inuksuk (also spelled "inukshuk") on TV, Rosie in the dark in front of the fireplace, Christmas, wreath, red ribbons, lights, candle, red wall, Broadview duplex, Seattle, Washington, USA

Carved bear of cedar with copper inserts, Haida Tlingit style, Vancouver Welcomes Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche and Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche to the West Coast of North America, Long House, B.C. Canada

Custom made mosquito tent for twin bed (using two beach umbrellas as supports and two fans), sun shaped Mexican mirror, red wall, Mexican tiles, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Two yellow oak leaves, a natural patch of earth, tree, knot hole, ferns, Breitenbush Hot Springs, Breitenbush, Marion County, Oregon, USA