Thursday, March 30, 2006

musing this morning...

... on the nature of the feminine divine...


scanned and altered polaroid image
march 30, 2006

considering tara, mary, the archetypal mother/mediatrix...
and the gifts they bring to human consciousness...

resources for the journey

hubert gerin, holy virgin mandala
tibetan monks of drepung loseling monastery, white tara mandala
tara mandala buddhist retreat center, pagosa springs, colorado

... and remembering tea and friends...

an online article about tenzin deshek's tibetan art and tea
... and losel maitri tibetan buddhist center, birmingham, alabama
(directed by tenzin deshek)

savor the journey!

Monday, March 20, 2006

reflecting this afternoon...

... on the nature of longing...

the sufi master and poet ibrahim hafiz wrote:

we are like lutes once held by god
being away from his warm body
fully explains this constant yearning

as an artist, i experience this longing as a call to communion with the muse-energy that flows through all things... vivifying the human experience and becoming manifest as creative expressions...

... this longing is a sacrament.

resources for the journey

absence and longing, the next issue of parabola
poet-seers, hafiz
poetry chaikhana
hermann hesse, narcissus and goldmund
hermann hesse, pictor’s metamorphosis and other fantasies
hermann hesse, rosshalde

... and remembering tea ...

irish breakfast, from trader joe’s (brewing as i write...)

love and best wishes,