Saturday, March 31, 2012
Four Tibetans reverently waiting for His Holiness Dagchen Sakya, upstairs near the dining hall & kitchen, Tibetan door covers swing in the breeze, Sakya Lamdre, Tharlam Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal
Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Ceramic sculpture of an Alaskan Eskimo dancer, traditional kuspuk, gloves, mukluks, Alaska Pioneer's Home, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Prayers at the dome of Bodha's great wish-fulfilling stupa, pigeons, whitewash, prayer flags, Bodha, Kathmandu, Nepal
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Large painted three eyed wrathful wood mask, yellow hair standing up, earrings, necklace, bushy eyebrows, mustache and goatee, kusha grass, Swayambu, Kathmandu, Nepal
Wave crashing in under the little arch, black rocks, blue water, islets, Pacific Ocean, South Matzatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Figure at the window, architectural structure and detail, ionic order columns, alabaster and brass lamp, San Francisco, California, USA
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Jesus Christ meditated on emptiness: Christian word meaning emptiness in a religious sense - emptiness of self - "Kenosis" - "Jesus made himself nothing (ἐκένωσε ekénōse)" or "he emptied himself", verb form κενόω kenóō "to empty"
Jesus Christ meditated on emptiness: Christian word meaning emptiness in a religious sense - emptiness of self - "Kenosis" - "Jesus made himself nothing (ἐκένωσε ekénōse)" or "he emptied himself", verb form κενόω kenóō "to empty", a photo by Wonderlane on Flickr.
Just found this and I thought you would like to know that in the Christian tradition there is a word used in English which means emptiness in a religious sense - emptiness of self - it is the word "Kenosis"
Kenosis is a Greek word for emptiness, which is used as a theological term. The ancient Greek word κένωσις kénōsis means an "emptying", from κενός kenós "empty".
The word is mainly used, however, in a Christian theological context, for example Philippians 2:7, "Jesus made himself nothing (ἐκένωσε ekénōse) ..." (NIV) or "...he emptied himself..." (NRSV), using the verb form κενόω kenóō "to empty".
Clearly from the documentation Jesus Christ meditated on emptiness.
Rosie, a puppy, looking wistful, during the make over of a friends' back yard, reworking the rockery, and replanting the lawn, plastic buckets, planters and plants, bushes, rocks, Broadview, Seattle, Washington, USA
Monday, March 19, 2012
Rock slapping! So it is! Padmasambhava's student's handprint near the opening of the cave where Padmasambhava realized Vajrakilaya in Parping, Nepal_4453
Hand print in stone at Padmasambhava's Cave entrance, Upper Pharping, Nepal, a photo by Wonderlane on Flickr.
The story goes that one of Guru Rinpoche's students loved seeing the cave so much with the indications of Padmasambhava's presence that he slapped the stone and left his hand imprint. I examined it in detail - it is not a carving - it's real.