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Offerings

Creating personal rituals, altars and prayers. I do believe in this: making offerings. And in that, making place for that to happen. Making Place. For Offerings. What that might comprise, those offerings, is about the nature of what is offering, … Continue reading

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The Exploration of Personal Ritual

Getting to the soul of things. What is a thing? I’ve wondered about that. A thing. thing O.E. þing “meeting, assembly,” later “entity, being, matter” (subject of deliberation in an assembly), also “act, deed, event, material object, body, being,” from … Continue reading

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I go back | Matthew Girvin

I reach back, I go back, in recollection. I recall: Notes on a ritual: When I think back, on that day when my father called, to tell me that Matt had been killed – I was standing on the island, … Continue reading

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Temple brawl

We’d gone to a massive ceremony celebrating the presence of His Holiness Je Khenpo, this, actually, being at the end of the trip, the end of a day so long and filled with experiences and adventure, that I’d thought really … Continue reading

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The Treasure Revealer at 7 years of age.

Bhutan Journal The Treasure Revealer at 7 Years of Age. His Holiness | Terton Drukda Dorji What length, these days. What breadth, in experience. Beginning at 4.30am, climbing to Taksang, being the first there (on the most spectacularly auspicious day), … Continue reading

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Scent and the making of smoke…

Bhutan Journal I’m a lover of scent; I’ve explored that for some time; I’ve even got a collection of rare old books on fragrance — and fragrance making. I just like to smell things. Books, pigments, antiquities, art objects, stone, … Continue reading

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Hermitage

Bhutan Journal Tandin Ney | Hermitage Every moment, in doing, in exploring, is alive. It does come down to what our attention is — what are we held by, what are we holding. What are we compelled by, and what … Continue reading

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Things that we found in fire

T H I N G S T H A T W E F O U N D I N T H E F I R E Meditations on fire. In the consideration of passing, things move on. Moments flicker. Friends … Continue reading

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Unique Glow

I keep looking. Been here? This is one of those store concepts that makes sense, to the notions of mass and air and light > extravagances in scale of offerings. It’s big, open and has a sense of humor, but … Continue reading

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I’m looking for the X.

I’ve been looking at, collecting X. Why, you might ask. It’s one of those things that you uncover from your memory — something past and misted. But there. The X is an ancient symbol — so old, its origin is … Continue reading

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