Thursday, July 30, 2015

The World Is Made of Stories


                             
The stories that make sense of this world are part of this world. It is not by transcending the world that we are transformed but by storying it in a new way.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Spring is Here


Since all habit belongs to either the deluded panic of samsara or the noble path of enlightenment, it is best to develop the positive habit of the path of enlightenment that always creates the positive energy of love and faith, until we attain the selfless appearance of the buddhas.

- Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, "Continuous Mind"

Someone Ordered a Shot and a Tattoo


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Temple of the Weekend


Simply by turning on the light, you can instantly destroy the darkness. Likewise, even a rather simple analysis of ego-clinging and afflictive emotions can make them collapse. By suppression we may temporarily subdue our afflictive emotions, but only an investigation of their true nature will completely eradicate them.
—Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, “An Investigation of the Mind”

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Ready to Roll


In painting, as in any art, we can escape the prison of our minds and connect with what transcends ordinary perceptions. And just as a body of water stays still while a wave-form moves through it, consciousness remains stable despite the constant motion and flow of our thoughts.
—Fredericka Foster, “Spotlight On: Fredericka Foster”

Monday, March 31, 2014

Bikes change, Riders change, the Feeling doesn't.


This mind that we identify as the self, which we could call ego-mind, controls everything we do. Yet it can't actually be found—which is somewhat spooky, as if a ghost were managing our home. The house seems to be empty, but all the housework has been done. The bed has been made, our shoes have been polished, the tea has been poured, and the breakfast has been cooked.
—Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche, "Searching for Self"

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Truth on a Ribbon of Highway


The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," 
and so it goes away. Puzzling.
-R. Pirsig

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Impermanence


Everything is Transitive, even 16" apes and goofy ass mag wheels.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Kick It


After two months of ice age battery drain, one comes to appreciate a Kicker.
Especially when she roars to life on the second down-stroke.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Chasing Ghosts


Spring is Ghost
The slip in my clutch is a Ghost
That ever-present slow tire leak is a Ghost 
My rage is a Ghost
My serenity is a Ghost
I'm a Ghost

Saturday, February 8, 2014

When you meet the Buddha on the road....


When you are road tripping to Santa Fe, one is obligated to pay homage to Georgia O'Keefe, when one finds a picture of Georgia O'Keefe on a Knucklehead (1944 photo), one is then obligated to post it in front of the Kiva style fireplace, in one's room.