Inspiration live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware

Electron Portrait of the Artist as his Dog Contemplating a Wave PacketThe moment one gives close attention to anything, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

Henry Miller

Ten Practices of a Zen Peacemaker

Zen Peacemakers is an organization of socially engaged Buddhists. It was founded by Roshi Bernie Glassman and his wife Sandra Jishu Holmes in 1996 and its work has been continued by Roshi Joan Halifax of Upaya.

Peacemakers throughout all space and time recognize that they are not separate from all that is. Read more…

Orlando’s Visual Diary

Orlando had been keeping a visual diary since the beginning of the year. Here is a random selection.

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Breathe! You are online. Right here. Right now.

Thich Nhat  Hanh

Kerouac’s List of Essentials

1.    Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
2.    Submissive to everything, open, listening
3.    Try never get drunk outside yr own house
4.    Be in love with yr life
5.    Something that you feel will find its own form Read more…

Becoming Bodhisattvas


We are all

little buddhas

A Divine Dissatisfaction

Words of Martha Graham to Agnes De Mille

 There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening

that is translated through you into action,

and because there is only one of you in all time,

this expression is unique. Read more…

The Moon

Our companion from childhood.


Image by Katenfelix

The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is there’s no ground.

Chogyam Trungpa



Truth is a Pathless Land

The Dissolution of the Order of the Star

by Jiddu Krishnamurti

Truth is a Pathless land

Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in what was then colonial India. In early adolescence, he had a chance encounter with prominent occultist and theosophist Charles Webster Leadbeater. Leadbetter and Annie Besant identified him as a “vehicle” for an expected World Teacher. The Order of the Star in the East was founded in 1911 to proclaim the coming of the World Teacher. Krishnamurti was made Head of the Order. On August 2, 1929, the opening day of the annual Star Camp at Ommen, Holland, Krishnamurti repudiated and dissolved the Order before 3000 members. He claimed allegiance to no nationality, caste, religion, or philosophy, and spent the rest of his life traveling the world, speaking to large and small groups and individuals.

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