Find what moves you and let those be the things you build your life on.
I have never found life to be ‘easy.’ Yet, over time, I have found a sanctuary of stillness within. A place where respite can be found. A peaceful place within my heart where there is trust, a knowledge of our deep, inherent connection to the Divine. As a nun and a student on the Tibetan Buddhist path, I was able to sink deeply into cultivating a profound awareness of this connection. When I am listening, everything I need to know is there.
The article below is from an early issue of Sedona Monthly magazine. In it, I share a bit of my story. May you find something to inspire your journey.
The above picture is of me working on the model for the Buddha sculpture commissioned for the Amitabha Enlightenment Stupa & Peace Park in Sedona, AZ. It was an honor to be a part of bringing this sacred monument into the world. May any merit generated by our efforts be dedicated to the end of suffering for all beings.
At the top of this page is a detail from “Padmasambava: The Lotus King.” Padmasambava was the Indian master who brought Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century at the invitation of King Trisong Detsen. This painting took a full year to complete and includes many layers of symbolism. Below is a detail of the Amitabha Enlightenment Stupa in Sedona, AZ. A visit to this sacred site offers blessings to all.
This detail is from a pointillist painting of “Vajravaraji: Dance of the Red Dakini.” Her image is a display of the wrathful aspect of Compassion in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon of deities. She is fierce, grounded in love and regard for all beings.
“How would I like my work to be remembered? Simply as ‘works of heart,’ works that were filled with the wish to bring an end of suffering for all people. That’s its only purpose. That’s why I do it.” Shey Khandro
May all beings know Peace, Peace in our hearts, Peace in our minds.
Thank you for sharing a moment with me.