This is a #throwback picture from my expedition to Great Britain but just wanted to let y’all know that I’m just here living my best life how the heck are you? 🤡🤡🎉🎉 #happygirl
Oh and took this pic with my film thingy. 📸
"What is meditation? When you empty yourself and let the universe come in you." -Harbhajan Singh Yogi
So many of the greatest blessings in life only happen to us when we are open to receiving them. The best joy is to shed our mental and psychological baggage and let ourselves flow naturally with the course of life rather than trying to exert too much resistance or control to the way things are!
Photo: aerial view from Durbar Square in the ancient city of Lalitpur, Nepal.
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All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware 🤗☺️
Real Alcázar in Sevilla consists of three palaces: Palacio Gotico, Palacio del Rey Don Pedro and Palacio del Yeso. The Mudéjar style of Real Alcázar is a unique mix of Christian and Moorish architecture that only exists in Spain. No surprise several films were here including the Game of Thrones. Patio de las Doncellas is a not to miss two-level high, rectangular courtyard garden inside Real Alcázar. It has a strip of water in the middle, pavement and plants, surrounded by hallways and pillars with detailed decorations. Very pretty! See link in bio for more info and pics.
Happy hump day everyone! I hope everyone has had a productive week and can feel the home straight vibes for weekend. My go to Wednesday evening is a walk by the shore, in fact whenever it is needed. Nature can be a huge motivational force.
Such a cute comfy lil dress from @nakedzebra_la 💕 however I do not recommend going on crazy swings with dresses, people. Why did I think it would be a good idea? Don’t KNOW. #nakedzebrastyle
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Sand Mandalas or Dul-Tson-Kyil-Khor (Mandala of coloured powders) as they are known in Tibetan, is an ancient art form of Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan Buddhism has many colourful art forms like painting Thangkas, Butter sculptures and Sand Mandalas. Like all the other art forms of Tibet, the sand mandala is associated with Buddhist culture and Buddhist philosophy.First the monks draw the basic design of the mandala on a flat board. Then they start filling in the outline with the coloured sand. Usually they start at the centre and work outwards. Creating a mandala involves a lot of cooperation and the aim is to maintain harmony throughout the entire process. Completion of a mandala can take several weeks, which is why it is a group effort by the monks. It is generally a very meditative process for monks due to the intense concentration involved.
The mandala starts with a dot in the centre which represents the primary deity of the mandala. At this dot, the image of the deity is drawn. Work on the mandala is started first by holding a few ceremonies. Outsiders are rarely permitted to view the beginning ceremonies, which involve dancing, chanting and prayers. Once these ceremonies are over, work on the mandala begins.
The sand mandalas are done by skilled professionals, who are always monks. These monks are trained in this art form for many years before they are allowed to create them in public. They are trained in the very specific rules of mandala design and its philosophy. Training can go to more than three years. Mandalas are created using the rules given out in various Tibetan esoteric texts. There are specific rules for different types of mandalas.Each mandala will vary in its colour, shape, size and design depending on the lesson it aims to teach. Creating a mandala involves enormous patience, perseverance and willpower. It is a painstaking work that produces breathtaking results at the end. What is even more awesome is that after all this work is finished and the traditional ceremonies associated with it are over, the mandala is destroyed by being swept aside. The significance of this will be explained further in this article.
In Holland we have a saying that if the month owns an R you should take some extra vitamins.
To improve my zest for life I decided to fill it with some extra vitamin C’s; Courage, Cheerfulness, Confidence and Creativity.
Which vitamins do you need right now?
Having bad days is part of life. Don’t let a bad moment ruin a good day ❤️
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¿SABES A QUÉ CIUDAD PERTENECE ESTA ICÓNICA PARROQUIA?
Se las dejé muy fácil viajeros!!! 😝
Pues si.... nuestros amigos de @clubpremier Nos trajeron a San Miguel de Allende a disfrutar una de sus #experienciaspremier Y debo decir que a pesar de que esta ciudad me la conozco re bien, he encontrado cosas nuevas de las que me gustaría platicarles más adelante!!
Y recuerden que si ustedes también quieren ser parte de alguna experiencia Premier pueden hacerlo haciéndose #sociospremier y acumulando sus #puntospremier en cualquier centro participante!! -
¿QUIEN YA ES SOCIO PREMIER?
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The reincarnation system (tulku), a distinguishing characteristic of Tibetan Buddhism, is based the theory that Buddha's soul never vanishes, but reincarnates in succession to lead his followers and to accomplish his mission. One of first reincarnations among the Buddhist monks in Tibet is Karma Pakshi. In 1193, before Dusum Chenpa, the first Karmapa of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, passed away, he told his disciples that he would return as a reincarnated being. His disciples soon led a search for his infant reincarnation in accordance with his will. Several years later, Karma Pakshi turned out as the first reincarnation in Tibet and trained to be Karma Kagyu leader. After Karma Pakshi's reincarnation, the reincarnation system was adopted by other sects gradually to keep a consistent religious leadership. By applying the system, heirs for hundreds of Gyalwas (Living Buddhas) were selected, among whom the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama are the most prestigious.
Religious methods and rituals are used to identify a reincarnation of a late high lama. A search party headed by another high lama begins the search. After a religious retreat, lamas, dispatched in disguise, scour Tibet for special signs: new mothers who had unusual dreams, children who have special knowledge without being taught, and special physical traits, such as big ear lobes. The lamas refer to oracles, portents, dreams and the late lama's prophesy in order to aid them in their search.Some lamas are sent to Lhamo Latso, the Oracle Lake, to look for prophetic visions to help locate thereincarnation. Usually, dozens of candidates are sought. They will be tested with the late lama's possessions; those who have amazing knowledge in identifying their predecessor's belongings win and become the final candidates. Since the search could be easily manipulated and dispute occurs, Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty decided to use a gold urn lottery as a divination to eliminate false candidates. The names and birth dates of the final candidates are written on ivory lots, wrapped up and sealed in the urn.