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"Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth." ~ Pema Chodron Artist: Tara Catalano Buddha Art <3 lis

"This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play." ~ Alan Watts ..*

Himalayan Buddhist Art 101: Iconometry, Proportions & Guidelines

Green Tara the Bodhisattva of compassionate action who manifests in female form. Tara's name is said to derive from the verb meaning "to cross" or "to traverse". In Tibetan Tara is Drolma which means "She Who Saves".

A dakini (Sanskrit: "sky dancer") is a Tantric priestess of ancient India who "carried the souls of the dead to the sky". This Buddhist figure is particularly upheld in Tibetan Buddhism. The dakini is a female being of generally volatile temperament, who acts as a muse for spiritual practice.

The Making of a Sand Mandala

Avalokiteshvara, or Chenrezig as he is known in Tibetan, is the Buddhist deity who personifies the ideal of compassion. He can be portrayed in several different forms, two of the most popular being…

Buddhist Belief, meditation, nirvana, mindfulness, karma, peace. "For us to be happy, we need to water the seed of mindfulness that is in us. Mindfulness is the seed of enlightenment, awareness, understanding, care, compassion, liberation , transformation, and healing. If we practice mindfulness, we get in touch with the refreshing and joyful aspect of life in us and around us, the things we are not able to touch when we live in forgetfulness." Thich Nhat Hanh