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HAPPY TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY

In ABOUT by Tara Trinley Wangmo1 Comment

Today marks two years since the first article appeared in LEVEKUNST art of life. Since then the circle of artists and writers has grown to 158 authors. Within a flower mandala of creativity together we have shared and inspired true values of kindness and insights. With 553 articles of essays, poetry and art read in 218 countries, Levekunst is a success that we can be proud of. Skimming through the articles and subjects gives a feeling that we all have created something intriguing and worthwhile.

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THE SONG TO SING RIGHT AFTER WAKING UP

In TIMELESS MUSIC by Tara Trinley Wangmo13 Comments

Here is a meditation song to sing right after waking up. Such a song can resonate into every moment, every action, and give strength to make a day better by connecting with love and genuine presence. It comes from Padmasambhava, and the tune is original, the same as Tulku Urgyen sang in Tibetan, but the words are translated into English. Erik and I just recorded it this morning after waking up. Everyone is invited to use the song.

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STANDING ROCK

In ACTIVISM by Tara Trinley Wangmo7 Comments

On behalf of the indigenous people at Standing Rock, a member of the Yaqui tribe in the Southwestern part of United States has yesterday requested help to pacify the situation in North Dakota. In full regalia he made his prayer for a peaceful solution before the Buddhist master and benevolent sorcerer Chokling Rinpoche, and a group of 5000 people from all over the world.

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HEALING ON A CELLULAR LEVEL

In NATURAL MEDICINE by Tara Trinley Wangmo1 Comment

Our experiences of health, wholeness and joy are connected with what happens to us at the cellular level. Each one of the numerous cells found in the body has the potential to retain and generate light. It is necessary to cleanse and awaken the cells.

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A GIGANTIC ART EXHIBITION IN AFRICA

In PILGRIMAGE by Tara Trinley Wangmo10 Comments

Deep in the heart of Africa lies the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, a forest along the banks of the Osun river in Yoruba land of Nigeria. It is a gigantic art exhibition sustained by spiritual culture, the last of hundreds of sacred forests which used to adjoin the edges of most Yoruba cities.

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THE MANDALA OF SACRED FIRE

In SACRED WORLD by Tara Trinley WangmoLeave a Comment

As one of the powerful elements from the spiritual culture of India, the sacred fireplace, called dhuni, is a skillful tool to capture the ordinary mind and lead it toward infinity. It is a natural outer mandala for yogis and yoginis, a complete installation, both for the wanderer and the hermit.

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COURTESANS OF ANCIENT INDIA

In SACRED WORLD by Tara Trinley Wangmo2 Comments

Kamala’s flamboyant and erotic skills were not something to be sold, but were part of her repertoire as a teacher from whom a supplicant could receive lessons. Her life example playfully demonstrates independence, dignity and a cultured personality.

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THE CITY OF MAHASIDDHAS

In PILGRIMAGE by Tara Trinley Wangmo5 Comments

The 84 mahasiddhas are connected to a extremely broadminded world view that every situation in life is workable and can be utilized and transformed into total freedom. Looking through their biographies and life examples, they came from various background, from beggars to kings.

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THE SPRING OF AWAKENING

In PILGRIMAGE by Tara Trinley Wangmo1 Comment

The supreme place of blessing, the spring of Awakening, Chumig Changchub, is located half way between Kathmandu and Pokhara in the Mahabharata range, overlooking Daman in the Noble Land of Nepal. The importance of the site to Vajrayana Buddhists cannot be overstated. Padmasambhava, the second Buddha meditated there on the way to Tibet.

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INTRODUCING COMPOSER MYSTIC DAVID HYKES

In SPIRITUAL ARTISANS by Tara Trinley Wangmo1 Comment

LEVEKUNST art of life is happy to introduce a music series about David Hykes and his work. Described by the New York Times as a composer-mystic, he is also a singer, meditation teacher, visual artist, cultural contemplative, and a recognized pioneer and respected teacher of musical spirituality and contemplative practice.

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THE MAGNIFICENCE OF AKSHARDHAM

In PILGRIMAGE by Tara Trinley Wangmo1 Comment

It took 300 million man-hours to carve 300.000 stones to create the entire 100 acre complex in only five years. Millions of hours of dedication and hard work by 11.000 sadhus, volunteers and artisans have gone into the work. What a an incredible feat of management!

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OUR SACRED WORLD

In SACRED WORLD by Tara Trinley Wangmo2 Comments

To see, to hear, to smell, to taste, and touch is the sacred mandala of the five elements. To look into something very closely is to discover infinite, open space. Not only around the things but the things themselves are endless.

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A HEALING ELIXIR

In NATURAL MEDICINE by Tara Trinley Wangmo2 Comments

If there is natural medicine which everyone should have in their home pharmacy, Swedish Bitters deserves to be near the top of the list. It is a very reliable combination of herbs turned into a tonic and it can help for so many complaints.