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buddhabe:

“Shiyui Bosatsu” Bodhisattva by Enku (Buddist monk, 1632-1695) Takayama Museum of History and Art, Gifu Pref., Japan

buddhabe:

“Shiyui Bosatsu” Bodhisattva by Enku (Buddist monk, 1632-1695) Takayama Museum of History and Art, Gifu Pref., Japan

by: WhiteCellarDoor
"It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any."
Hugh Laurie (via larmoyante)
busterstroker:

Madelyne’s journey to second transplant.
callmepan:

Please reblog or donate. I’m trying to get back on the list for my second double lung transplant. My funds are really limited with me not being able to work and living on ssi. Any little but and reblog helps. Please help spread the word. I love you all.

busterstroker:

Madelyne’s journey to second transplant.

callmepan:

Please reblog or donate. I’m trying to get back on the list for my second double lung transplant. My funds are really limited with me not being able to work and living on ssi. Any little but and reblog helps. Please help spread the word. I love you all.

"Even though you try to put people under control, it is impossible. You cannot do it. The best way to control people is to encourage them to be mischievous. Then they will be in control in a wider sense. To give your sheep or cow a large spacious meadow is the way to control him. So it is with people: first let them do what they want, and watch them. This is the best policy. To ignore them is not good. That is the worst policy. The second worst is trying to control them. The best one is to watch them, just to watch them, without trying to control them."
Shunryu SuzukiZen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
Why Children Need Mindfulness Just As Much As Adults Do
Why Children Need Mindfulness Just As Much As Adults Do
"Buddha was not a god. He was a human being like you and me, and he suffered just as we do. If we go to the Buddha with our hearts open, he will look at us, his eyes filled with compassion, and say, “Because there is suffering in your heart, it is possible for you to enter my heart."
Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)
"Attachment leads to suffering"
"We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive."
Thich Nhat Hanh (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
ROHATSU
ROHATSU

johnfritzlen:

In many Zen communities it is traditional to participate in a sesshin ( meditation retreat) called Rohatsu. This particular sesshin commemorates the Buddha’s enlightenment which is traditionally said to have occurred on the morning of the eighth day of the twelfth month. The sesshin usually runs…