Sunday, June 30, 2013

Brass statue of Lord Buddha in the earth touching mudra, holding begging bowl, water fountain, lotus petals, rocks, pink carpet roses, Tibetan Buddhist style, (gift from HH Dagchen Sakya), A Garden for the Buddha, Seattle, Washington, USA

Hot summer day, patio table, umbrella and chairs, sea foam green, fencing from Pioneer's Square, bamboo fence, lotus fountain, carpet roses,A Garden for the Buddha, Seattle, Washington, USA

Tibetan monks playing long horns propped up on a table, beating the big green leather drum, prayer books on a pillow, Sakya Lamdre, Tharlam Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Hooded bearded monk carrying water and medicine, wood cross, blue robes, paint on wood panel, The fountain of the archangel Saint Michael, La Fonda de San Miguel Arcangel, Guadalajara, Mexico

Friday, June 28, 2013

Meanwhile, somewhere on the Microsoft campus between the trees on the green lawn and sidewalk, typical cloudy day, Redmond, Washington, USA

Tibetan Buddhist practitioners praying at Lord Buddha's seat of enlightenment, Friends Diana (wearing a mala) and Steve, 1993, Bodhagaya, India

Airport flaggers, safety communications. Color transparency photo on glass, hallway, Motorola Solutions, Schaumburg, Illinois, USA

Tibetan woman leaving, wearing traditional chubas, an elderly nun is helped down the stairs, one woman carrying her seat, Sakya Lamdre, porch, Tharlam Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

In the old Nepal style, across the garden, view of Boudha Stupa upon arrival at the Hyatt Regency Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Our Lady of Guadalupe, statue with flaming halo, standing on a moon, The fountain of the archangel Saint Michael, La Fonda de San Miguel Arcangel, formerly El Convento de Santa Teresa de Jesus

Thing, in plant form, garden path, Meditation Garden - Self-Realization Fellowship, Encinitas, California, USA

Light falls through the succulents, sprouting, dying, Meditation Garden - Self-Realization Fellowship, Encinitas, California, USA

Monday, June 24, 2013

Gold Buddha statue, right hand raised, wrapped in khataks, Christmas lights, South Bay Vajrayana, Cupertino, Silicon Valley, California, USA

Travel on the underground tram, a woman with her bags, looks into the reflection, Seatac Airport, N gates, Seattle / Tacoma, Washington, USA

Death of Saints. Religious Folk Art Painting and Crucified Christ statue, Hillside shrine, Hermosilla, Mexico

Overcome by greenery - Rosie looks at the House with Ferns Growing on the Roof, Broadview, Seattle, Washington, USA

Overcome by greenery - Rosie looks at the House with Ferns Growing on the Roof, Broadview, Seattle, Washington, USA

South Bay retaining pools, from above, San Francisco Bay, California, USA

Cloud formations, glowing river, over Oregon, Pacific Coast, USA

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sophia Isabel and Travis Olsen, groomsman, Wedding of Jessie and Chris, garden, family home, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

Statue of Shri Mahakala, protector, orange hair, crown of skulls, holding chopper and skull, ritual stick, burning flames of wisdom, Tibetan Buddhism, Sakya school monastery, Pharping, Nepal in 1990

View from my back door, Catholic Church, neon blue crosses, sliver of a moon, night, Zona Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico6901

Buddha statues, chorten (reliquary monuments), fresh prayer flags, stairs leading to Swayambhunath (स्वयम्भूनाथ स्तुप), Kathmandu, Nepal - photo by Steve D.

Lovely girl holding a basket, on the way to Swayambhunath Stupa, prayer flags, chorten, Kathmandu, Nepal - photo by Steve D.

Protector of the Dharma, Shri Mahakala standing on a corpse, wearing tika, white ritual khatak, holding vajra stick, ritual objects, concrete statue, Swayambhunath Stupa, Manjushri Hill, Kathmandu, Nepal

Tibetan woman, with a wistful expression - behind her is Tibet, wearing a blue chuba and a mala, holding car and house keys, on the roof of a house, overlooking the fields, Boudha, Nepal in 1990

HH Dagchen Sakya gives initiation blessing to Ngawang Chodrub Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist meditator, Nyingma master, nakgpa, Sakya Lamdre, Tharlam Monastery, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya on the religious throne leading Sakya Lamdre, formal silk robes, double dorje, Tibetan Buddhism, Tharlam Monastery, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1990

Friday, June 14, 2013

Art print and statue of Manjushri, sword raised, offering bowl and statue of Dzambala, South Bay Vajrayana, Cupertino, Silicon Valley, California, USA

Haloed Buddha statue in wood, holding his right hand in the perfection mudra, and a vase in the left, feet and legs in the lotus position, South Bay Vajrayana, Cupertino, Silicon Valley, California, USA

Textured statue of a black Buddha, with open hand, grasping knee, feet in lotus position, green plant, garden, South Bay Vajrayana, Cupertino, Silicon Valley, California, USA

Buddha in the earth touching mudra on a lotus and lion throne attended by his two chief students, halo, medicine jar, dragons, window covering, South Bay Vajrayana, Cupertino, Silicon Valley, California, USA

Sunday, June 09, 2013

California

California by Wonderlane
California, a photo by Wonderlane on Flickr.

Generosity should always be exercised impartially toward all – the poor, the sick, the aged, and the traveller from afar – without discrimination between friend and stranger …

- H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

The Hundred Verses of Advice. Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on What Matters Most, translated by the Padmakara Translation Group, Shambhala Publications, Boston & London, 2005.

www.shambhala.com/html/catalog/items/author/135.cfm

Foo, a great variable name, Mavericks Beach, California, USA

D'NGER ELY HAZARDOUS WAVES, warning sign, bad condition, Mavericks, Half Moon Bay, California, USA

Statue of Lord Buddha, gold over wood, shrine, South Bay Vajrayana, Cupertino, Silicon Valley, California, USA

Master of Ceremonies serving senior Tibetan Lama His Holiness Dagchen Sakya tea and dharma muffin, sangha, Sakya Lamdre, Tharlam Monastery, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal