Sunday, January 27, 2013

Statue of seated Buddha, holding a lotus bud and lamp, in a lotus tub, winter, Half Moon Bay Nursery, California, USA

Open train bridge, tower, Hiram's Locks, overcast, trees, water, lights, Seattle, Washington, USA

Icy statue of young Lord Buddha, considering, A Garden for the Buddha, Seattle, Washington, USA

During the renovation, Rosie mostly watched Leave It To Beaver, TV, duplex, Seattle, Washington, USA

Lunch and reading material, the perfect palette, Italian salad, tomato, mozzarella, parsley, herb, catalog, Belltown restaurant, Seattle, Washington, USA

Garden for the Buddha, through the window, rainy day, trees, everything planted except grass, Seattle, Washington, USA

The red line, abstract traffic flow, night, moon, Hi 5, Seattle, Washington, USA

Light from above

Light from above by Wonderlane
Light from above, a photo by Wonderlane on Flickr.

Foggy "S" curve, Seattle freeways, stormy white edge of the world, cars, traffic, trees, viewed from Beacon Hill, Washington state, USA

"One who harbors no ulterior motives, Keeping his mind totally free from them, Achieves an open, compassionate enlightenment. There is nothing like it" Winter dawn, downtown Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Winter gold sunrise reflection in oil building, ravens on the wing, Chugach Range, clouds, blue sky, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Pigeons flying on a warm day, skyscrapers, buildings, neighborhood, Chugach Range, winter day, slightly cloudy, downtown Anchorage, Alaska, USA

The little succulents, Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation Garden, Encinitas, California, USA

This lovely earth, many kinds of trees, fronds, and succulents, water-retaining plants adapted to arid climates or soil conditions, Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation Garden, Encinitas, California, USA

Foggy morning, little gleam, downtown, skyscrapers, Hi 5, Seattle, Washington, USA

when the light
turning world comes
the silver tower
foggy electric battery
we travelers on the working road
have to pause inside our shoes
we role over
we roll over
Like John Lennon you know who you are now
Aware of every deed

He roled over
He rolled over

Its the king of knowledge
the sage of old
offered to those lucky few
not needing faith
you have it
see through desire
became the yogi
like your brother George

We need you to show the others
When everyonce can read
Not just another story
But the peace
And the cold hard glory

So asking who me? who me?
If no one there to save you
At the minute when you fall
recall this very second
when you knew it all

We role over
We roll over

Rollng on down the road

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Walking home from the bus with a roller cart, in the tamed snow, "I" Street, street lights, apartment buildings, houses, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Nana Corporation sign, "I" Street, off the parkstrip, Marriott hotel, winter, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

The Wall, US border, separating Mexico from the US, along Highway 2, Sonora Desert, Mexican side

One of those light-filled photos - on stage, His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama's throne set up for Empowerment, people, Tibetan Buddhist lamas, thangkas of Kalachakra, Verizon Center, Washington D.C., USA

His Holiness Dalai Lama sitting on the Kalachakra mandala pavilion after dismantling the mandala, with his monks in orange robes and hats, thangkas of Padmasambhava, Kalachakra, and Lord Buddha, drum, torma offerings, Verizon Center, Washington D.C., USA

Chungdrag Dorje (Steven Seagal), chats with Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, Mr. Seagal's wife, Elle, with friends, In Celebration of the Centennial of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Lotus Speech Canada, First Nations Longhouse, University of British Columbia

Clear winter day, pink Mt Denali in the distance, Nana Corporation building, Marriott hotel, cars on "I" Street, snow, trees on the Parkstrip, downtown Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Sitting in meditation, lotus mudra, statue, sunlight, Garden for the Buddha, grasses, Seattle, Washington, USA

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Roadside shrines in greek style, candles, statues, tire, trees, cactus, desert, abandoned armchair, Armchair philosophy; All the comforts of home, roadside worship area, worn out armchair in the desert, near La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico

I see you too, Mod Scot Shaman, headscarf, glasses, beard, skateboard, utility kilt, belt, tatoos, piercing, pack, (Tatoos include fiery Totemic Owl, octopus, dog, and Salvador Dali's Face) Downtown Vancouver BC, Canada

More than 20 live crabs (of 108 crabs total) being returned to the cool waters of their home, Life Release project, off the coast of Vancouver BC, via a Rubbermaid bucket with holes cut in the bottom, Lotus Speech Canada

Freeing live crabs, Life Release project off the Vancouver BC coast, Lotus Speech Canada, A Centennial of Blessings, in honor of HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche - 100 years

Piloting the ship we are on - Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, 18 years old, off the Vancouver BC coast, Lotus Speech Canada

All those lovely tall skyscrapers making love to the Pacific Northwest Coast, the sound, freeways, part of Pill Hill, fabulous fall, Seattle, Washington, USA

Edge of the art deco style building exterior, the port of Seattle, city skyline, freewalks, trees, blue sky, fall, Washington, USA

The sound, the buildings, the freeways, baby it's Seattle, Washington, USA

Monday, January 21, 2013

Brown dog sleeping on the steps of thousand armed chenrezig statue store, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Cows and people carrying umbrellas, walking around the great Wish Fullfilling Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

Among Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags, overseen by the eyes of Lord Buddha, people walking on the mandala section of the Jarung Kashor (bya rung kha shor) the Great Stupa at Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal

The eastern eyes of Lord Buddha, Boudha Stupa, the Wish Fullfilling, prayer flags old and new, power cable, clear sunny day, Tibetan Buddhism, Kathmandu, Nepal

Endless perfect corn, Jalisco, Mexico, Highway 15