"Curls of Love and Interest," drawing by Jaya Wendell Berry grappling with ideas about food, sexuality, gender, community...
decades ago through the Lindisfarme community.
Thanks to Karen Tibboji for sending me the link to this treasure trove of audio, in response to my wondering aloud whether Berry knew how much his poetry resonates with Indian spiritual traditions.
https://archive.org/details/WendellBerryG12 #WendellBerry #deepecology #ecology #Inspiringlinks #awakening
"A million invisible helping hands"
Drawing by Jaya From Bilal Qureshi's story on National Public Radio in the US, about Guerra and Gallego's film Birds of Passage:
Amidst huge changes freighting a culture never previously colonized in Colombia, South America...
"...it is the women ... who sense that something is wrong. The Wayúu are a matrilineal society, and in dream sequences and natural omens, only the women foretell the impending chaos. "One of the key omens are the
Drawing by Jaya, February 2019 From the wonderful interview with Joanna Macy on the online "Power of Community" summit on through the eco-village network, the interviewer Kosha says~ "If I don't remember the 'original instructions,' and also my personal 'original instructions,' what am I here for at this time...? Community can be so helpful to remembering."
You might still catch the chance to listen to the full interview for free today...
Atul Gawande raises questions that help us be as perfectly imperfect as we are--mortal and holding very specific things precious. He suggests that doctors ask us, "What are you priorities? What are you willing to sacrifice?"
I would broaden those very questions, to help us not only die, but also live gracefully. These very questions could help us uncover an unconditional willingness to center our lives around what we hold most precious. Not only to say, Okay, life will not b
Trungpa! (VCTR = Vidhyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Ringpoche, below...) (painting by Jaya) RK: Where does the sense of enlightenment or sacredness come from? Is it sacred because it comes out of the ultimate alaya? VCTR: You could say that. Ultimate alaya at least holds the potentialities of the whole thing. We could say that samsara came out of some kind of freedom. That is the basic logic of why anyone can attain enlightenment.
RK: In meditation, is our approach to identify with
I don't always like to use this kind of question--we don't need to earn life by being useful.
So many people have a nagging feeling that something is wrong with them, and hope to get rid of that feeling by getting busy, or by being useful.
What are we here for?
Perhaps, if we can go beyond the purposes that human mind's can devise, we may talk about a way of being here that is fulfilling. A calling that is challenging. A challenge that is fruitful. A fruitfulness that bring
Trash dumpsters as planters that catch 2,000 gallons of runoff
Micro-grids that are more resilient in emergencies--and maybe provide leadership away from making everything more and more big and centralized. Ecology, beauty, communication: life. Where a lot of people live. Healthy design trends that bring people-oriented "slow streets," relief from "sick building syndrome," "project sunroof," and "stairs of fabulousness." https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/urban-e
Link into and settle deeper into yourself with this guided meditation by Gemma Polo. What would it be to not have to carry everything? asks Gemma, as she wisely leads us through and beyond thought, calling us home. Meditation Instructions 2 PLEASEBEHAPPY.COM #Inspiringlinks
Please enjoy another one of Ajay Singh's dharma talks, (linked below) offered by Katurah H. Katurah is an artist who lives in New York. Please read her lively reflections in the notes below. Part 1 PLEASEBEHAPPY.COM #Inspiringlinks
Welcome! As Chris Savidge recommends, lie down and delight on one of Ajay's Singh's dharma talks linked below. You'll find Chris's reflections in the notes below. Chris Savidge is an acupuncturist who lives in Toronto. Part 3 PLEASEBEHAPPY.COM #Inspiringlinks
Welcome! Please read the note linked below to receive Jess Huon's welcome to the Open Dharma Face Book Page. Jess Huon has assistant taught with Open Dharma. She teaches retreats alone in Australia and writes short stories. http://www.facebook.com/notes/open-dharma/opening-welcome/119015511490799 #Inspiringlinks
OPENING WELCOME! WELCOME to one and all to Open Dharma’s face book page. This is page is OPEN to everyone, as written in the first feed; whoever or whatever you are, whether you’re an artist, a lawyer, a gardener, saddhu, a traveler, regardless if you live within urban or natural scapes, are a monk or a millionaire, dark or light, female or male, or perhaps a mixture of both! Dharma means that which ‘supports’ life; the truth force of the dharma plants us all on equal ground,