Understanding Interbeing

Interbe….a very important realization

interbeing The idea of “Interbeing” – introduced by Thich Nhat Hanh into the North American Buddhist vocabulary – may be viewed as a formulation of the doctrine of  “dependant co-arising” in the  Paticca-samuppada-vibhanga Sutta .

In the Heart of Understanding – Thay’s commentary on the Heart of the Prajnaparamita Sutra – he writes:

If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make paper. The cloud is essential for the paper to exist. If the cloud is not here, the sheet of paper cannot be here either. So we can say that the cloud and the paper inter-are. “Interbeing” is a word that is not in the dictionary yet, but if we combine the prefix “inter-“ with the verb “to be,”…

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My Yoga & Buddhist Dance ~a Good Practice

Flowers are blooming, birds are singing and warm weather coming, it makes sense to want to trim a few inches and also rejuvenate your spirit and mind through activities such as yoga. One time a very long time ago I was fortunate enough to take TM from the Mararishi Mahesh. Although yoga moments are slow too they are also stress reducing. There is also yoga dancing which is a free-flowing dance that I prefer. There are many organizations that provide weekend excursions where you can travel to which are not too far or . I love weekend retreats and  the 6 hour jaunt down to Colorado in the beautiful mountains. Although yoga practice is different that Buddhist practice too old Colorado offers 2 stores which have Buddhist items in them and also way up in the mountains there is the Shambala retreat center. On any full moon in the summer months you will also see 100 drummers come together in the evening at garden of The Gods. Such a beautiful place that must have been a sacred place once for the Native people who once lived in the area! [adsense:]

Although some would say are you Buddhist or are you Hindu, my perception is Im about being free to express my spirit, dance my prayer and Im all about finding peace and happiness

12/19/12

I am still practicing my buddhist dance. It is my meditation with sticks. It is like:

Silambam Bo Jutsu Rotating Stick once used as a Buddhist practice which I use also as a meditation Practice watch>>>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOHezXAR5Es&feature=share&list=PL5nYjdwyC5E-P0M_2Pb_svImNNTH7YWhz

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