Bird

‘What is this picture of?’ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche asked his students. ‘It’s a picture of a bird,’ one answered. ‘It’s a picture of the sky,’ he replied. Read the whole story of this amazing Buddhist teacher at Tricycle Magazine, ‘The Dharma in a Single Drawing’ by John J. Baker.

Climbing Trees

When I was little I had a climbing tree.  It was a Florida Holly which grew at the edge of our backyard.  And it was mine.  It probably wasn’t much to look at, but for me that tree was tall and wide and IMMENSE.  And in its presence I was no longer just a little girl.  I was Robin Hood …

Maps for Life

I love old maps. There is a part of me, a person inside who longs for adventure, a soul searcher who yearns to break free from the mundane reality of laundry and bills and find the path that leads to wisdom… So when I see an old map showing a world still to be discovered, a world where unknown lands …