Posts Tagged ‘ meditation ’

The Kung Fu Nuns of the Drukpa Order

Until recently, Buddhist nuns in the Himalayan region were denied leadership positions and the opportunity to exercise as part of their spiritual practice. Then the spiritual leader of the Drukpa Order, frustrated at the lack of equality for women in the region, changed that and the Kung Fu Nuns were born.

Source: The Kung Fu Nuns of the Drukpa Order

Charles Mingus – Meditation (for a pair of white cutters) Live – YouTube

TOM CLARK: The only moment we have is right now

old pic from #Burma #Myanmar at the #ShwedagonPaya hopefully this is not what #Wirathu will preach – #Monks and #Guns: image via ayeshas @ayeshasitara, 11 September 2013

TOM CLARK: The only moment we have is right now.

Sam Harris on the Paradox of Meditation and How to Stretch Our Capacity for Everyday Self-Transcendence | Brain Pickings

Sam Harris on the Paradox of Meditation and How to Stretch Our Capacity for Everyday Self-Transcendence | Brain Pickings.

Donna Fleischer — “A Meditation on the Unexpected” / Otoliths #31, November 2013

Donna Fleischer

A Meditation on the Unexpected

It could be that joy,
and how you want it to be though
it needs an anvil on it not to
fly up too far and lose Air and there you are
left, on the ground. two feet drilled into
rock stratum, unable to feel your very own legs, arms,
and the rest.

except (accept) knotted throat, once more,
word particles, phoneme slivers, sticking
out and sticking into you amourously

indulge me there is no one to talk to.
continuously autumn crickets tinny buzz,

i evade
the word,
remove the glass plate
from the view camera
without taking the photograph, expose
the raw black word in the midst this
gargantuan stretch of blue

– Donna Fleischer
Otoliths, #31 nov 2013

2nd Annual NAPOMO 30/30/30 :: DAY 14 :: DONNA FLEISCHER on LORI DESROSIERS : Exit Strata

2nd Annual NAPOMO 30/30/30 :: DAY 14 :: DONNA FLEISCHER on LORI DESROSIERS : Exit Strata.

Poems and Poetics: Itō Hiromi: Cooking, Writing Poetry

Ito Hiromi, (center) with Jeffrey Angles & Jerome Rothenberg

Poems and Poetics: Itō Hiromi: Cooking, Writing Poetry.

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The anthology, We Are All Japan, is a gift to Japan. Printed copies have been distributed free of charge to the schools and libraries in the areas most affected by the 2011 Great Japan Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown. Copies are for sale as well, and all proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross and to the Salvation Army. The editors, Sasa Vazic of Serbia and Robert D. Wilson of the Phillipines, as well as contributing poets and artists from around the world, have donated their work to bring this gift of support to the Japanese people in their darkest time.

We stand beside you, people of Japan. We pray, meditate, and reach out, unconditionally.  – We Are All Japan

My work is honored by its presence in this extraordinary anthology. – Donna Fleischer

We Are All Japan anthology / Amazon

kundalini, a haiku by John Tiong Chunghoo

kundalini
scent of the night flowers
empties my mind
John Tiong Chunghoo
Kundulini is from the Sanskrit, literally meaning snake. In Kundalini yoga, a system of meditation, latent female energy is conceived as being coiled at the base of the spine, and the meditation is focused on the release of this energy. I prefer John Tiong Chunghoo’s description “. . . the mother energy coiled at the end of the spine . . . like a serpent. In meditation, you get this energy up to your top chakra. It is a female energy meeting the male energy at the top of the crown.”  ~ yours truly, df

Issa / the newly arrived goose

the newly arrived goose
lifts one leg . . .
deep meditation

Issa, 1817
David G. Lanoue, trans.

Margarethe Von Trotta’s VISION at Film Forum in New York City

 

 

VISION at Film Forum in New York City.