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PAINTER MONICA RITON

In VISUAL ART by Monica Riton2 Comments

When I paint it is easy in the beginning, then there is often a period of struggle. Suddenly a flow comes and its so easy, sometimes even like someone else is painting. To me there is parallels with painting and meditation, says the Swedish painter Monica Riton.

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THE BUDDHA

In POETRY by Karma Dendup0 Comments

The truth he transcended, And with it worldliness he ended, The garden of virtue he well tended, And became so alive that we seemed dead. He saw of what he was made, Or rather in truth “unmade”

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MOUNTAIN LION RETREAT

In RETREAT by Beth Lee-Herbert0 Comments

The night was pitch-black, the empty sky littered with countless stars. I lay silently in bed, my mind churning with thoughts. I was at the end of three-year retreat in solitude, meditating alone in a cabin in the woods.

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HAPPINESS IS TO WALK WITH BARE FEET

In LIFE by Tara Trinley Wangmo0 Comments

I tread with natural caution and gentleness for every blade of grass, every piece of creation. I don’t always recall the name of a place I have been, but I have connected with its soil and rocks, left my footprints.

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HOMESICK / HOMESEEK

In WRITERS by Jacek Dziubiński0 Comments

For those who search blindfolded and find nothing, and for those who are given a chance to find an answer without searching. For those who look for a new place because they cannot fulfill their energy, and for those who look for a place where life would be more pleasant. For those who build houses and feel living in them is like living in a waiting-room in a bus stop.

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HORSE SWEAT & HUMAN TEARS

In ANIMALS by Kaia Livingstone0 Comments

There is nothing like setting the stage for self work like having the Rocky Mountains in the background, a bold stormy sky above, a large expansive field, and a horse that wants nothing to do with you.