Wednesday, July 27, 2011

December - Nagaloka's Walking Buddha

January - Taraloka Prajnaparamita

March - Buddha at Shantikula, Johannesburg

October - Prajnaparamita Sanctuary in Devon

July - Buddhafield's giant 1000-Armed Avalokitesvara

February - Valencia's new Buddha rupa


this is a test to see if I can finally post--don't know why it's not working

Sunday, July 10, 2011

from the Santa Fe International Art Market

From Going For Refuge


I was hoping to connect with the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe but I only brought shorts because American Airlines charges $25 for a bag to check in and I had tight space in my backpack. A pair of jeans would take up a lot of room, and I don't expect to wear them. Upaya's website says, "Please do not wear shorts of sleeveless tops." I find myself asking, "what does that have to do with meditation?" And they want you to wear dark colors. I'm so curious what the thinking is behind this rule, and how these traditions cropped up. If anyone knows who reads this, please comment.