"When you have inner peace, you have outer peace. When there is outer peace, you create world peace.” In this week’s podcast recording, meditation leader Lama Aria Drolma draws inspiration from the deity Hevajra, who symbolizes the powerful balance of inward and outward action.
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Hevajra; Eastern Tibet, 1800-1899; ground mineral pigment on cotton; Rubin Museum of Art; F1998.1.7
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They are highly symbolic and are said to be very powerful in the Yogic tradition. The Ganesh mudra represents strength and power, and is also thought to be particularly strengthening for both the physical heart, and the heart chakra.
Find our ganesha statue in the decoration section. 🙏
🎊 🎉Happy Easter Everyone🐰🐣🐇 🎁 “Go where the local go” 💝 ☀️ 🌞 Early morning Easter Day visit from a Thai brother whom I met during our tour in Sydney. Taking home 3 stunning items for his Easter Day present for himself. Kop Khun Krup Pi 🙏🏽🙏🏽. 💯% authentic
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Studies show that interacting with animals reduces stress! 🐶
This is because playing with them increases oxytocin, which is a hormone that reduces stress, and decreases cortisol, a stress hormone. Another study found that patients facing mental stress could reduce their blood pressure if they had a pet, while patients without a pet had higher blood pressure and higher stress. Interacting with therapy animals is definitely a great to way to combat stress, but playing with your own pet will also lower your stress levels!
There is no way shape or form anyone should tell you how to be. People are so inclined to tell you what to feel, think, say, do. Immediately stop that person in their tracks, or do not engage. Every single person is different. Some synchronicities but every experience is different. We all smell, see, feel; think different things. Based off of how we where raised, our habitual patterns. None of us can wake up in the morning and think exactly the same thought as the other. We have a habit of opening up our mouths instead of opening up our ears. If we listened fully we’ll be able to come to an understanding of the person, rather than rationalizing what they are saying based off of our own judgements.🥂 To being compassionate whole heartedly.
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Daily Healthy Habit #4
Take care of your health with a bath!
Did you know that warm bath make the blood flow easier? Taking a hot bath/spa can help one to kill bacteria by improving immunity. Therefore, those of you who have cold or flu symptoms, try to take a hot bath for stuffy noses and coughs. There is no quicker way to regulate your body temperature than bathing! I will also cleanse your skin and moisturizing is a plus! Obviously, settling into warm water may help you elevate your mood because you can feel combination of isolation, quietness and comfort! Taking bath doesn’t cost you a lot of money and all it takes is warm/hot water!
P.S. - our friend monkey loves it too!
SUNDAY REFLECTIONS | Read the Ākāśagarbha Sūtra in full here: http://ow.ly/FeFg50qHxOD
Ākāśagarbha features among the so-called Eight Close Sons of the Buddha, who are regarded as the principal bodhisattvas in the Buddha’s retinue, along with Mañjuśrī, Avalokiteśvara, Vajrapāṇi, Kṣitigarbha, Sarvanivaraṇaviṣkambhin, Maitreya, and Samantabhadra. Each bodhisattva fulfills a particular role for the benefit of beings, Ākāśagarbha’s being that of helping them to purify themselves from the results of their negative actions.
The name Ākāśagarbha may be rendered in English as “Essence (garbha) of Space (ākāśa).” To understand his name, it is useful to consider the concept of space in Buddhist thought. In early Buddhist theory, space is non-obstruction, the lack of matter allowing for the unhindered movement of the four great elements of earth, water, fire, and air. Space is also non-obstructible due to its omnipresence and its eternal nature. Apart from being the mere absence of obstruction, it is also counted as one of the three unconditioned dharmas or phenomena in this world, the other two being the two types of cessation. The prominent position that space holds among the elements of existence, is reflected in the equally prominent position that the bodhisattva Ākāśagarbha holds among his peers, his presence outshining everything else in the world, everything except the buddhas themselves. Just as space is the unlimited capacity to accommodate the entirety of phenomenal existence, so Ākāśagarbha possesses countless inconceivable qualities to benefit sentient beings. As the embodiment of non-obstruction, he helps beings remove obstacles from the path to awakening, in particular the obstacles caused by their own misdeeds, by making them disclose their transgressions. - excerpt from the translator's introduction to the text
Not a fan of the gym? You’ll be glad to learn that walking is a great way to combat stress 🚶♀️ Studies have shown that people who regularly walked had lower stress levels compared to people who spent their time sitting down and people who intensely exercised. There are a couple reasons why walking often is good for you! For example, walking through a green area puts the brain into a meditative state. Faster walking increases endorphins, which reduces stress hormones, and walking also increases a person’s energy by 20% and reduces their fatigue by 65%. You can simply walk regularly from places you need to be; no need to get into your workout clothes!
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How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god. - Alan Watts
Ladakh People are very different in looks from the rest of the country. Due to the altitude of the place, their skin is very hard and tough with soft and plain nature by heart. Their clothes and appearance are more alike to the Asian and Tibetan people.
The Ladakh people are said to be the most simple and cheerful in nature. Even their lifestyle is very simple and they prefer to remain close to the nature. Dresses for Ladakh man and woman are totally different. Women wear the Goncha, which is a loose thick woolen robe that is tied on waist by a colorful band and men wear loose pyjamas with a hat. The Buddhist people wear bright brick red color robe. On special occasions, people wear bright and silk robes.