I love the golden moon behind the owl’s head, accentuating the intensity of its gaze. The owl invites us to a sense of boldness and focus. Riveting me to the moment, an invitation to presence.
Immediately I notice the vibrant, contrasting colors, harmony and compliment. I feel a sense of rising, taking flight. I feel a sense of dissolution. Could it be the falling away of something old or the coming into form of something new? Could it be both?
I see an invitation to look beyond my ordinary perceptions. With the keen vision of the wise old owl, our sight sharpened by experience, what do I see? Do we dare look into the shadows? Curious, questioning, am I willing to look with new eyes?
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Committed to World Peace and long recognized as a sacred place focused on healing and spiritual awakening, Sedona is also an International City of Peace with a commitment to fostering a ‘culture of Peace.’ Please join us as together we envision a world at Peace.
In public places around the city are pointillist paintings dedicated to bringing forth the energy of Peace, created with the intention of inspiring a more peaceful and compassionate world. Currently, in 3 locations, the paintings of Shey Khandro are on display with the self-guided visualization below.
We invite you to engage with this meditation for World Peace at the following locations:
Using the neo-impressionist style of pointillism, tiny dots of color create rich and vibrant imagery; each stroke of the brush holds a prayer of compassion. Each dot is offered as a jeweled universe, a prayer to end suffering in the world.
This painting is an invitation to envision together a world motivated by Compassion and Loving Kindness as we actively pave a path to Peace.
Please take a moment & envision with me.
Breathe into your heart
Center your attention in your heart. Relax into this moment. Offer your presence to the possibility of a world motivated by Compassion and Loving Kindness.
Breathe deeply into your heart.
Feel your heart soften.
As it softens, allow it to open.
Take two more deep breaths.
Set your intention for this moment.
What is your vision of a world at Peace?
What would our world feel like? Look like? Sound like?
Who are you in this new world?
See with your minds eye.
Imagine each dot represents the treasures of our Earth: flowers and stones, water and air, fruits and nuts, lush and abundant, expanding endlessly. Maybe you love fashion, technology or art and architecture; whatever is beautiful to you makes a beautiful offering. Envision all of space filling with beauty and abundance, each dot coming alive with vibration.
With your heart open, add your prayers and wishes to your vision of a world at peace.
Stepping into the next moment, hearts open, we give life to new possibilities. Small acts, consciously chosen set change in motion.
May we know Peace, Peace in our hearts, Peace in our world.
Mother Tara: Angel of Peace, an image of White Tara. Legend has it that White Tara was born from a single tear of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. She was born of a broken heart and a compassionate wish. As Chenrezig surveyed the suffering of all beings, great sorrow arose in his heart, a tear fell from his right eye and Mother Tara was born. She stood before him and vowed to help all beings until not even the word suffering could be heard. She is easily recognized by the Wisdom eye in the center of her forehead, open, seeing with penetrating clarity. She has eyes in the palms of her hands and the soles of her feet as a symbol of her all knowing, all seeing wisdom.
A fully awakened Goddess extraordinaire, I honor with the fullness of my heart the depth and breadth of her compassionate regard. In her humility, she just smiles. May my own heart open as fully and my commitment to Compassion run as deep.
Her sacred, abundant energy has been alive in my life in many profound ways. She appears as a guide in my daily meditations. Songs are sung about the Warrior Goddess Queen that initiated my journey into awakening praising her as an emanation of White Tara. I have had the inconceivable blessing of receiving many White Tara teachings and empowerments from great masters of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in recent decades. Sedona’s first stupa, a 6’ White Tara long life stupa dedicated to the Venerable Gyaltrul Rinpoche sits among the red rocks. I had the honor of playing an integral role in its creation including sculpting the relief of White Tara resting at its heart. Tattooed on my right shoulder, an image of White Tara, she is an ever-present reminder of the Divine Sacred alive in my life. A painting of White Tara my first commission as a pointillist painter. I did not plan it this way; I see in hindsight that she seems to walk with me in each moment. She is welcome. I am grateful.
The original painting measured less than three feet high but has many stories to tell. The image was originally commissioned here in Sedona by a talented acupuncturist currently practicing in Maryland. It was then gifted to a Russian countess and her husband who live in America and are big supporters of the Tibetan Buddhist community. They, in turn, donated the painting to a local Buddhist center of which we were all a part. It then came to be in my care to be sold again to raise funds to support the centers’ activities. From here this beautiful Goddess of longevity and abundance became part of the collection of Nicholas Cage, one of the many stories worth telling. He ultimately gifted it to his father and after he passed, she found her way back to us. She is now resting comfortably at the Goldenstein Gallery in Sedona, AZ where she awaits her next adventure. -Shey
“Letting Go” Pointillist Painting by Sherab.Shey.Khandro Original Painting 12″x 12″ Acrylic on Canvas
Spread Your Wings.
Let Your Full Colors Shine
May we each fall in love with ourselves. May we know what is precious and beautiful within. Rather than try to fit into a box or a prescribed role, rather than fill our lives with shoulds and suppose to’s … let go. Allow ourselves to be the gloriously wild and creative beings we have come here to be. May we support each other in this journey of wonder and discovery.
Find your light and let it shine …
This original painting found the perfect home in Colorado. Limited Edition Fine Art Prints are signed & numbered and available in various sizes through Goldenstein Gallery.