Monday, February 24, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche smiling at Sakya Ward St Center Seattle Washington USA 1976

Photo by Christopher Wilkinson.

Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentsé Rinpoche taught:
“You should realize openness in the ‘playground’ of your emotions and relate to people without artificiality, manipulation, or strategy. You should experience everything totally; never withdrawing into yourselves as marmots hide in their holes.”

Sunday, February 16, 2014

White bearded banana salesman, cart, public market, bystanders, outside Dhaka, Bangladesh

Karl Krogstad, expressive, in black Support Our Troops (Storm Troopers) T-shirt, fashion, fine artist, director, paintings, Ballard, Seattle, Washington, USA

Covered in snow, natural ushnisha, a concrete statue of Amitabha Buddha, the brave lion among men, meditating, bamboo fence, tree, drips of water, lotus base, A Garden for the Buddha, Seattle, Washington, USA

Detail: Killer Whale (Orca) dorsal fin, eye, nose, mouth, lips, teeth, face, carved wood, totemic design, weathered, paint, University of Washington, U District, Seattle, Washington, USA

Chris Engman P logs, twine, Seattle, Washington, USA

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Saint Valentine's Day! reclining Buddha (right before he passed into parinirvana), blue containers, planters, flowers, bamboo fence, A Garden for the Buddha, Seattle, Washington, USA

Happy Saint Valentine's Day! bird bath, armillary celestial astrolabe with small globe and arrow, flowers, topiary, open French doors, Mill Rose Inn, Half Moon Bay, California, USA

Color night lights, A Garden for the Buddha, Seattle, Washington, USA

Blue Spring comes to the Garden for the Buddha, statues, khatak (white ritual scarf in Tibetan Buddhism), lotus fountain, Japanese lantern, bamboo fence, Seattle, Washington, USA

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Rosie drinking fresh rain water from the lotus fountain with her delicate pink tongue, Superdog, "S" symbol, red Tibetan Buddhist blessing cord, rocks, spring, A Garden for the Buddha, Seattle, Washington, USA

Baker, piercings, brown hair, brown eyes, Ballard, Seattle, Washington, USA

Post industrial pastoral, cows, rickshaws, people walking, dirt roads, folks hanging out in a shed, clothes hanging to dry in the top story of a concrete building, trees, brick fence, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Man out for a stride, rickshaw drivers, carts, men taking a break, plastic tent, rickshaw capital of the world, dirt road, trees, Dhania, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Man carrying a load, Jatiyo Smriti Soudho Independence memorial park and gardens parking lot, Savar, Dhania, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Monday, February 10, 2014

Garden paths, flowering trees, purple pink and green, জাতীয় স্মৃতি সৌধ Jatiyo Smriti Soudho Independence memorial park, Savar, Dhania, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Memorial, জাতীয় স্মৃতি সৌধ Jatiyo Smriti Soudho Independence memorial park, Savar, Dhania, Dhaka, Bangladesh

begging, only money to think about - a child caring for a child in poverty, beautiful garden at জাতীয় স্মৃতি সৌধ Jatiyo Smriti Soudho Independence memorial park, Savar, Dhania, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Whether or not they are kids serving beggar kings, I don't know-- the boy in the background seemed puzzled about what to do about me -- but poor I do know they are. Not many have it as good as we do my friends...

lovers in paradise, two people sit side by side on a lush grass near a brick bridge over a lily pond, inside a beautiful garden at জাতীয় স্মৃতি সৌধ Jatiyo Smriti Soudho Independence memorial park, Savar, Dhania, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Alaskans: Otto, August (with an eye piece), Charlotte, and Sunrise, Kilcher family, movie camera in back ground, mid-winter, going to see Smaug at the Homer Theatre, Homer, Alaska, USA

Stephen finishing the new deck, working with treated 2 by 4's, through the window, peace plant and spider plants, orange buckets, chevy truck, A Garden for the Buddha, Seattle, Washington, USA

Pema Wangyal Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and HH Dagchen Sakya Rinpoche, Tour of HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche at Sakya with a group of students, Ward St Dharma Center Seattle Washington USA 1976

Old and new architecture, ship being towed off the coast in Elliott Bay, nightfall, downtown Seattle, Washington, USA

Deep blues and gray whites of the Kenai Pennisula Mountain Range, winter, over Katchemak Bay, off Homer Spit, Homer, Alaska, USA

NAMASTE', COME AGAIN, sign, carts in new log and wood shed, Breightenbush Hot Springs, Marion County, Oregon, USA

First room, glass, colorful American Indian blankets, historical photos of American Indians, Dale Chihuly Glass and Garden, Seattle Center, Washington, USA