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Alexandra von Bryce has been at 2 events

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Animals30,314Do you wanna *share your photos* with followers of @110041180295220297174? *Share* it on this *Event´s* stream! This is *possibility* for our followers to *share* their *photos* with others! The *best photos* we will *re-share* on stream of @110041180295220297174! !!! *Please share this event with your friends* and *invite them* !!! link: https://plus.google.com/events/cped2lctln0p93d90fl4ca7c72oAnimals - photos of followers2021-09-30 20:12:00468  
Trey Ratcliff8,300,652*Astronaut @116214152295449083654  Google+ Hangout with Schoolkids in Queenstown, New Zealand!* Watch LIVE and ask questions at https://plus.google.com/+TreyRatcliff/posts  3 PM PT, 6 PM ET and 10 AM New Zealand time! Check your time in the event above. This guy Ron is awesome.  Not only did he *hang out* on the International Space Station, but he's also beaming right into New Zealand to *hang out* with schoolkids to talk about the awesomeness of space travel!  The hangout will be public on Google+, so we'll be able to also take Live questions from kids around the world.  So gather up the little ones around you who dream of the sparkling heavens and tune in! :) Ron will be beaming into Queenstown Primary School - to Mr. Brown's class... where if you look in the class, you might just see little @108833079402412456447  :) Astronaut Ron Garan Google+ Hangout with Schoolkids in Queenstown, New Zealand!2013-07-11 00:00:00126  

Alexandra von Bryce has been shared in 185 public circles

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Daniel Gibbs25,166If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this #circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#original #February #Retrieved #February #CIA #World #Ciagov #Archived #original #December #Retrieved #December #CI #World #Ciagov #Archived #original #December #Retrieved #December #IA #World #Ciagov #Archived #original #December #Retrieved #December #CIA #World #Ciagov2015-04-22 10:23:43408234
Tourej Ansari44,583In this circle are people included, who has already shared an own public #circle with interesting profiles.Please add me to your circles and share this circle!   #SanDiego   #California  2015-04-10 04:32:13178011
Allan watson25,049Active users on Google+. Circle ShareIf you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#largest #Muslim #population #in #the #world #is #Indonesia #followed #by #Pakistan #India #Bangladesh #Iran #and #Turkey #Mecca #Medina #and #to #a #lesser #extent #Jerusalem #are #the #holiest #cities #for #Islam #in #all #the #world #These #religious #sites #attract #large #numbers2015-04-08 07:11:00476124
workedd0How to add circle. Please add.2015-04-05 08:20:50500010
Feel Tech Boy310+1 And Get All This People For Getting More Followers On Google+ and become famous!!! #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday    #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplusfollowers   #freefollowers   #gplusfollowers   #gfollowers   #SharedCircles   #sharedcircle   #SharedCircle   #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia   2015-04-02 11:44:19501001
Daniel Gibbs23,236Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this #circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#been #developed #individually #in #each #area #Cities #states #and #empires #developed #in #these #lowlandsThe #central #steppe #region #had #long #been #inhabited #by #horsemounted #nomads #who #could #reach #all #areas #of #Asifrom #the #steppes #The #earliest #postulated #expansion #out 2015-03-31 06:22:23493222
Swimming Pools Quotes1,658#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek2015-03-23 10:10:30436000
Feel Tech Boy189Get All This People Fo Getting More Followers!!!!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplusfollowers   #freefollowers   #gplusfollowers   #gfollowers   #SharedCircles   #sharedcircle   #SharedCircle  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-03-22 09:35:14501001
Feel Tech Boy111Get All This People Fo Getting More Followers!!!!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplusfollowers   #freefollowers   #gplusfollowers   #gfollowers   #SharedCircles   #sharedcircle   #SharedCircle  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-03-14 13:47:085019613
Feel Tech Boy0Get All This People Fo Getting More Followers!!!!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplusfollowers   #freefollowers   #gplusfollowers   #gfollowers   #SharedCircles   #sharedcircle   #SharedCircle  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-03-06 01:09:555016814
Feel Tech Boy0Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #elfopower #social #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #socialnetworks #Mentoring #Sustainable #Music #NaturePhotography #Metabolic #Nonprofit #NonviolentProtest #Online #OnlineEducation #OpenSource #Oregon #Organic #Organization #vascular #Organizational #OrganizationalDevelopment #diabetic #Philosophy #Diabetes #Photography #Photovoltaic #pharma 2015-03-05 12:35:34501011
Win Sing Honey0Get All This People Fo Getting More Followers!!!!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplusfollowers   #freefollowers   #gplusfollowers   #gfollowers   #SharedCircles   #sharedcircle   #SharedCircle  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-03-02 14:44:52314000
Neil Bailey10,850If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately. Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles #Botswana  #krabi #thailand #phuket #vietnam #vietnam #hanoi #vietnam #ho_chi_minh_city #ahrain #iran #iran #tehran #iraq #iraq #baghdad #iraq #basra #israel #israel #tel_aviv #jordan #jordan #amman #kuwait #lebanon #lebanon #beirut #oman #oman #muscat #qatar #qatar #doha #saudi_arabia 2015-02-26 10:50:00451559
Technology-Hub.Net2,925Hello Friends after some time we are back ... so share and + please...thanks for you support :) #circleoftheday #circlescarf #circlesharing #circle #share #sharethelove #sharedcircleoftheday #shareschoollove #sharedcircle #seotips #seo  2015-02-24 11:59:39501162322
Technology-Hub.Net2,603share &  + everyone #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshapesmonday #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #seo  2015-02-11 11:14:39501242841
Bikers Boyz Brother1,070BEST CIRCLE 07 February 2015------------------------------------------------                BEST Circle Share By Bikers Boyz Brother                          New Year Share and Be Shared                    If you want to be shared in this circle                          Boost your visibility on Google+                 Watch entertainment video                    FULL Motorcycle                                   Motorcycle PICTURE                2015 Motorcycle VIDEO                   Share the circle! GET MORE QUICKLY CIRCLE AND FOLLOWER ON GOOGLE+HERE'S OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLE------------------------------------------------Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!,Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 Include me in your circles2 Click add people and create your circle3 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.-------------------------------------------------FOLLOW ME TO GET MORE CIRCLE AND FOLLOWER HERE http://goo.gl/mNii98-------------------------------------------------    #Scooter    #ElectricScooter    #Skyline    #Piaggio    #Motorcycle    #Motorbike    #Honda    #HarleyDavidson    #Scooters    #Cars    #Street    #BMW    #Video    #Gogoro    #Ford    #Moto    #Automotive    2015-02-07 15:38:53436000
Good Song Tex0Get All This People Fo Getting More Followers!!!!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplusfollowers   #freefollowers   #gplusfollowers   #gfollowers   #SharedCircles   #sharedcircle   #SharedCircle  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-02-04 16:29:08314000
Benjamin Davis5,773This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!2015-01-29 11:03:14498171626
Good Song Tex0Get All This People Fo Getting More Followers!!!!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplusfollowers   #freefollowers   #gplusfollowers   #gfollowers   #SharedCircles   #sharedcircle   #SharedCircle  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-28 02:01:10289689
Cacilda Machado3,412HERE'S VERSION 91 OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED WEDNESDAY 1/21/2014▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-21 23:43:104907611
Noah Wesley17,585To increase your chances of inclusion in future circles please leave a comment when sharing the circle.If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include +ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS  • Comment on this postIf you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future#beautifulpictures #beautifulplaces #amazingphotos #naturephotography #touristattractions #circle #publiccircle #Liechtenstein #sharedcircles #music #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #circlesharing#switzerland #switzerland #berne #switzerland #geneva #switzerland #zurich #turkey #turkey #ankara #turkey #istanbul #beijing #chengdu #chongqing #dalian #fuzhou #guangzhou #harbinchina 2015-01-20 10:40:32435191335
Nitro Tech Boy5Get All This People Fo Getting More Followers!!!!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplusfollowers   #freefollowers   #gplusfollowers   #gfollowers   #SharedCircles   #sharedcircle   #SharedCircle  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-10 01:39:30347131413
Cacilda Machado2,725HERE'S VERSION 89 OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED WEDNESDAY 1/7/2014▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-08 21:33:294909210
Ercan Çakir4,538 #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2015-01-02 11:55:34190007
Technology-Hub.Net1,498Happy New Year 2015fresh circle 0f 2015 share and Like please.. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #share #shanedawsonsony #sharethegift #sharedcircles  2015-01-01 11:54:14501232532
Game Tech Dreamz132Get All These People as your followers by just clicking Add people button. So, Heads Up and +1 for +GameTechDreamzGet All These People as your followers by just clicking Add people button. So, Heads Up and +1 for +GameTechDreamz #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplusfollowers   #freefollowers   #gplusfollowers   #gfollowers   #SharedCircles   #sharedcircle   #SharedCircle  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-01 05:21:15501529
Technology-Hub.Net1,275Good morning share this circle   #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles  2014-12-26 04:43:23501222327
Kherlakyan Hanan2,011AQUI ESTÁ VERSÃO 86-B ao meu círculo pública compartilhada ATUALIZADO sábado 2014/12/20 ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ Vamos quebrar 500 partes novamente e manter o ritmo! Estes são os melhores dos melhores Engagers de todas as esferas da vida. Dê a si mesmo um pouco de diversidade e adicionar estas grandes pessoas aos seus círculos. ➤ Para ser adicionado para a próxima ação, siga estes simples passos: 1) Adicionar o círculo 2) Além disso, o post original 3) Compartilhe o círculo publicamente (e com os seus círculos / círculos estendidos) 4) Comente sobre o post original quando completa #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-12-24 03:37:324939413
Technology-Hub.Net1,166Hello everyone today i m not writing long description ...  but i will say share and add  this circle ... thank you :) #circle #circle #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circlesharing #share #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles  2014-12-23 07:20:08501191722
Technology-Hub.Net1,047Good night everyone with sweet dreams take rest and get up tomorrow morning with a new energy for a new start. this the the group of all active members so if u want be our mates so join us with our circle add us in your group and share our circle.. thank you all.. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #share #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #marketing #marijuana #travel #travelphotography #training #fotomaniaitalia #seotips #marketing #marketingtips #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #social  2014-12-19 17:41:380192123
Technology-Hub.Net885Good night to all ..share  our active circle and like .in this circle  every member is   active all time in g+ so share us and join us here .. #circle #city #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #share #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #seo #seotips #seomarketing #marketing #marketingtips #marketingdigital  2014-12-16 18:33:01501001
Technology-Hub.Net831#goodmorning   everyone  share this circle and follow us our all members are daily active  and real peoples .. so share us and follow us #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #shared #seo #seomarketing #seotips #marketing #marketingdigital #marketingtips #technology  2014-12-12 05:59:32501202023
Technology-Hub.Net761Hello everyone sharing a circle of all active peoples who are regular active in g+ .so share our circle and join us in your circle to grow you popularity..Thank you for Adding And Sharing #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circle #circleshare #circleoftheday #circlesunday   #seo #marketing #onlinemarketing #online #google #technology #active #people  2014-12-09 09:42:06501232527
Technology-Hub.Net573This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesBoost Your visibility On Google+! Add them all!Shared and be shared. :)If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this postThank you for sharing and promoting this. :)Circle by : http://www.technology-hub.net #circle #cirlceshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleshapesmonday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharethegift #shared #seo #seomarketing #onlinemarketing  2014-12-04 04:11:13501000
Read Cyber15#Circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircles   #sharingiscaring   #sharingmeansthankyou   #add   #addcircle   #addpeople #Blogger   #Blog   #Blogspot  2014-12-03 03:06:32501100
Read Cyber0Pardon me for the delay of this circle. I'm going to be very busy until next week, and starting... now. Lol, really. I guess things will go back as they were by early December hopefully. :D Well great people, if you want to get included, just simply follow these steps :)1. Share this circle publicly/or in a community (and no 'playing games', a'ight?)  Note: If you're sharing this circle with a page or another profile (a page which is intended only for sharing circles), I will only include you, not the page.2. It's optional but after you share the circle,  you may comment and +1 to make sure you will be included. And make it sure it's in the original post so i can easily see you :-)  3. If you're included already, just keep sharing the circle! Because that would be great ... and awesome. (and also because this is a snowball circle)  4. If you're a blue head (no profile picture) , please, ""have a face"" :-) So if i missed you, i'm sorry, it's my bad! And it would be appreciated and an honor to be called an idiot, i mean really.... :-DAnother Note: If you got excluded and if you think i made a mistake, just tell me :-)This circle usually rolls on the weekends.#Circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircles   #sharingiscaring   #sharingmeansthankyou   #add   #addcircle   #addpeople2014-12-03 02:33:30501000
Ercan Çakir4,383 #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-24 05:50:29495000
Ercan Çakir4,383 #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-24 05:49:11495001
Ercan Çakir4,383 #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-24 05:48:40495002
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Ercan Çakir4,383 #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-24 05:47:35495002
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Renunciation is a totally inner experience. Renunciation of samsara does not mean you throw samsara away because your body and your nose are samsara. How can you throw your nose away?
-Lama Yeshe
More here > http://bit.ly/The-Essence-of-Tibetan-Buddhism

Renunciation is a totally inner experience. Renunciation of samsara does not mean you throw samsara away because your body and your nose are samsara. How can you throw your nose away?
-Lama Yeshe
More here > http://bit.ly/The-Essence-of-Tibetan-Buddhism___

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Little rescued dog doesn't like to eat alone

Bonnie the Chihuahua was a stray dog that was recently rescued by The Sato Project and adopted into a new home. She hates to eat alone, so she carries her dish across the kitchen to eat with her new housemate, Clyde.

Little rescued dog doesn't like to eat alone

Bonnie the Chihuahua was a stray dog that was recently rescued by The Sato Project and adopted into a new home. She hates to eat alone, so she carries her dish across the kitchen to eat with her new housemate, Clyde.___

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Goedemorgen fijne zondag allemaal

Goedemorgen fijne zondag allemaal___

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CGI: Polar Vortex.
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There are two polar vortices in the atmosphere of planet Earth, one around the North Pole, and one around the South Pole. Each polar vortex is a persistent, large-scale cyclone, circling the planet's geographical poles. The bases of the two polar vortices are located in the middle and upper troposphere and extend into the stratosphere. They surround the polar highs and lie in the wake of the polar front. These cold-core low-pressure areas strengthen in the winter and weaken in the summer due to their dependence upon the temperature differential between the equator and the poles. They usually span less than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) in diameter within which the air circulates in a counter-clockwise fashion in theN... more »

CGI: Polar Vortex.
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There are two polar vortices in the atmosphere of planet Earth, one around the North Pole, and one around the South Pole. Each polar vortex is a persistent, large-scale cyclone, circling the planet's geographical poles. The bases of the two polar vortices are located in the middle and upper troposphere and extend into the stratosphere. They surround the polar highs and lie in the wake of the polar front. These cold-core low-pressure areas strengthen in the winter and weaken in the summer due to their dependence upon the temperature differential between the equator and the poles. They usually span less than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) in diameter within which the air circulates in a counter-clockwise fashion in the Northern Hemisphere, and in a clockwise fashion in the Southern Hemisphere. As with other cyclones, their rotation is caused by the Coriolis effect
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_vortex

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Equipoise in Equanimity..

Equanimity is the mental cement of solid sweet serenity...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Equanimity_Upekkha.htm

Equipoise in Equanimity..

Equanimity is the mental cement of solid sweet serenity...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Equanimity_Upekkha.htm___

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At the beginning Lama Zopa RInpoche is carefully writing the letter "ma" which means "Mother" 

At the beginning Lama Zopa RInpoche is carefully writing the letter "ma" which means "Mother" ___

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Making Homage to the Relics [Video]

In the Sutra of Golden Light, Chapter 18, it says:


“Then the Tathagata struck the surface of the earth with his hand, whose palm was soft as the newly bloomed lotus and marked with a thousand-spoked wheel. As soon as he struck it, the earth shook in six ways and there arose a stupa made of silver, gold and jewels. Then the Tathagata said to the Venerable Ananda: ‘Ananda, open this stupa.’ Heeding these instructions, the Venerable Ananda opened the stupa. Inside he saw an urn covered with gold and inlaid with jewels and pearls. Having seen this, he said to the Tathagata, ‘O Transcendent Lord, there is an urn made of gold.’ The Tathagata said, ‘Open these seven urns.’ Accordingly, he opened them. He saw relics whose colors were like snow and white lily. Seeing this, the Venerable Ananda said to the Tathagata, ‘OTranscendent Lor... more »

Making Homage to the Relics [Video]

In the Sutra of Golden Light, Chapter 18, it says:


“Then the Tathagata struck the surface of the earth with his hand, whose palm was soft as the newly bloomed lotus and marked with a thousand-spoked wheel. As soon as he struck it, the earth shook in six ways and there arose a stupa made of silver, gold and jewels. Then the Tathagata said to the Venerable Ananda: ‘Ananda, open this stupa.’ Heeding these instructions, the Venerable Ananda opened the stupa. Inside he saw an urn covered with gold and inlaid with jewels and pearls. Having seen this, he said to the Tathagata, ‘O Transcendent Lord, there is an urn made of gold.’ The Tathagata said, ‘Open these seven urns.’ Accordingly, he opened them. He saw relics whose colors were like snow and white lily. Seeing this, the Venerable Ananda said to the Tathagata, ‘O Transcendent Lord, there are relics.’ Then the Tathagata said, ‘Ananda, bring here the relics of the great being.’ Then the Venerable Ananda took those relics and brought them to the Tathagata. Taking the relics to the thousand bhikshus and holding them in his hand, the Tathagata addressed them in this way:


Here are the bones of one endowed with excellent virtue and supreme intellect,
Humility, meditation, delight through patience and sublime fame;
One who continually strove for the wisdom of his enlightenment;
Intelligent and possessing steadfast joyous perseverance,
He always delighted in giving.


“Then the Tathagata said this to the thousand bhikshus: ‘O bhikshus, offer homage to the bodhisattva’s relics fully charged with ethics and virtue, which are a field of merit and extremely rare to see.’ Then, their hearts filled with aspiration, those bhikshus paid homage to the relics with hands folded in reverence.”


Watch a short video clip of Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing prayers in front of the relics at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Bendigo, Australia.



Learn more about Lama Zopa Rinpoche, spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), and Rinpoche’s vision for a better world. Sign up to receive news and updates.


http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/making-homage-to-the-relics-video/___

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Rinpoche's Pillar Altar

“When Rinpoche’s room at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India, was expanded, a support pillar was left exposed in the middle of the room,” said long-time student Ven. Sarah Thresher, who has been sharing news of Rinpoche’s activities in Bodhgaya. “Rinpoche promptly designed a special altar with levels surrounding all four sides of the pillar that could hold many holy objects and be circumambulated every time anyone walks around the room.


“The finished altar also has the eight auspicious signs all around, offering bowls on each side and cupboards to store incense and other items. Each of the small metal Buddhas is filled with many mantras and blessed. On Rinpoche’s instructions, holes were drilled into the bottom of each golden stupa for the four dharmakaya relic mantras to be inserted. Rinpoche particularly wanted theStainless Beam mantra... more »

Rinpoche's Pillar Altar

“When Rinpoche’s room at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India, was expanded, a support pillar was left exposed in the middle of the room,” said long-time student Ven. Sarah Thresher, who has been sharing news of Rinpoche’s activities in Bodhgaya. “Rinpoche promptly designed a special altar with levels surrounding all four sides of the pillar that could hold many holy objects and be circumambulated every time anyone walks around the room.


“The finished altar also has the eight auspicious signs all around, offering bowls on each side and cupboards to store incense and other items. Each of the small metal Buddhas is filled with many mantras and blessed. On Rinpoche’s instructions, holes were drilled into the bottom of each golden stupa for the four dharmakaya relic mantras to be inserted. Rinpoche particularly wanted the Stainless Beam mantra [Zung of the Exalted Completely Pure Stainless Light] to be put inside the small stupas since the benefits are so great. The idea is that people can carry these stupas with them as they circumambulate.”


Learn more about Lama Zopa Rinpoche, spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), and Rinpoche’s vision for a better world. Sign up to receive news and updates. 


http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/rinpoches-pillar-altar/___

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Ahahaha )) Doggy bear

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Ahahaha )) Doggy bear

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Lawudo

On April 4, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared via Twitter that FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche was boarding a helicopter bound for Lawudo Gompa and Retreat Centre, located in the mountainous Solu Khumbu region of Nepal. Lawudo is where Rinpoche’s previous incarnation Lawudo Lama Kunsang Yeshe meditated for 20 years, and it is also near to where Rinpoche was born.


Rinpoche’s visit is big news as his last trip to Lawudo was in June 2008. Not only is Rinpoche’s presence there very important to the Sherpa people in the area, Rinpoche is returning to an essential location in FPMT’s history. “Lawudo is the heart where FPMT started,” Rinpoche has said. Online, you can read the story of Rinpoche’s 1998 visit, “The Lawudo Lama Returns,” and other Mandala stories on Lawudo. 


In addition toblog posts on FPMT.org, photos of Rinpoc... more »

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Lawudo

On April 4, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared via Twitter that FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche was boarding a helicopter bound for Lawudo Gompa and Retreat Centre, located in the mountainous Solu Khumbu region of Nepal. Lawudo is where Rinpoche’s previous incarnation Lawudo Lama Kunsang Yeshe meditated for 20 years, and it is also near to where Rinpoche was born.


Rinpoche’s visit is big news as his last trip to Lawudo was in June 2008. Not only is Rinpoche’s presence there very important to the Sherpa people in the area, Rinpoche is returning to an essential location in FPMT’s history. “Lawudo is the heart where FPMT started,” Rinpoche has said. Online, you can read the story of Rinpoche’s 1998 visit, “The Lawudo Lama Returns,” and other Mandala stories on Lawudo. 


In addition to blog posts on FPMT.org, photos of Rinpoche from his visit to Lawudo are being shared over social media and many can be seen by visiting Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Facebook page. 



Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s assistant and CEO of FPMT Inc., shares Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s recent pith sayings and news on Ven. Roger’s Twitter page. (You can also read them on Ven. Roger’s Facebook page.)


More information, photos and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche can be found on Rinpoche’s homepage. If you’d like to receive news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche via email, sign up to Lama Zopa Rinpoche News.



http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/lama-zopa-rinpoche-in-lawudo/___

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The Base, the Label and the Mind

During the 25th Kopan course in 1992 Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a concise explanation of dependent arising, the way in which things exist:


Lama Tsongkhapa says, “By seeing the meaning of the dependent arising, emptiness, it stops the root of all the samsaric beings’ sufferings, ignorance, concept of true existence.” Whatever exists – hell, enlightenment, samsara, nirvana, I, action, object, everything – whatever exists, all these are dependent arising. By depending on the base, the mind which labels and the label, depending on these things, then the I exists, the action exists, the object exists, hell exists, enlightenment exists, samsara exists, nirvana exists, impermanent phenomena, permanent phenomena, all these things exist. All these things exist. So, depending on these three – base, mind, label – depending on these thingsthen it exist... more »

The Base, the Label and the Mind

During the 25th Kopan course in 1992 Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a concise explanation of dependent arising, the way in which things exist:


Lama Tsongkhapa says, “By seeing the meaning of the dependent arising, emptiness, it stops the root of all the samsaric beings’ sufferings, ignorance, concept of true existence.” Whatever exists – hell, enlightenment, samsara, nirvana, I, action, object, everything – whatever exists, all these are dependent arising. By depending on the base, the mind which labels and the label, depending on these things, then the I exists, the action exists, the object exists, hell exists, enlightenment exists, samsara exists, nirvana exists, impermanent phenomena, permanent phenomena, all these things exist. All these things exist. So, depending on these three – base, mind, label – depending on these things then it exists. Depending on these things, all these things exist or arise.


Excerpted from the transcripts of the 25th Kopan course (http://bit.ly/25th-kopan-course) made available by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Lightly edited by Mandala for inclusion on FPMT.org.


Learn more about Lama Zopa Rinpoche, spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), and Rinpoche’s vision for a better world. Sign up to receive news and updates.


http://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news/the-base-the-label-and-the-mind/___

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Why did you get a cat?

Why did you get a cat?___

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http://www.basecamptrekking.com.np Everest trekking region Himalayas Nepal during the #Trip to Everest base camp #Tour Mount Amadablam, chorten, and Khumjung valley, it is most beautiful #Mountain of the Khumbu Area

http://www.basecamptrekking.com.np Everest trekking region Himalayas Nepal during the #Trip to Everest base camp #Tour Mount Amadablam, chorten, and Khumjung valley, it is most beautiful #Mountain of the Khumbu Area___

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Cuties. <3 ;-)

Cuties. <3 ;-)___

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Croatia

Croatia___

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It's a man!..
No, no.. it's a photographer!..
No! It's the amazing +Mark Rodriguez!
Taking a selfie. On a cliff. In the middle of the desert.

#desert   #photographers   #tgsmu15  

It's a man!..
No, no.. it's a photographer!..
No! It's the amazing +Mark Rodriguez!
Taking a selfie. On a cliff. In the middle of the desert.

#desert   #photographers   #tgsmu15  ___

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Cuties. <3 ;-)

Cuties. <3 ;-)___

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"Balloons over Waikato"  New Zealand

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It was a stunning morning yesterday in Hamilton with the dawn fog really adding to the scene. It was well worth the 4.30am start to drive down to Hamilton and photograph the spectacle.

Nikon D810. Nikkor 70-200 2.8 lens 
ISO 200. f5.6 for 1/1250 second.
Lowepro ProTrekker 450. Lexar Pro 1066x CF
Edited on HP DreamColor
Copyright Chris McLennan: www.cmphoto.co.nz

#hqsplandscape   #landscapephotography   #reflections   #balloon   #btplandscapepro   #newzealand   #newzealandphoto   #pixelworld   #breakfastclub   #adventuretravel   #purenewzealand   

"Balloons over Waikato"  New Zealand

Please share if you enjoy :-)

It was a stunning morning yesterday in Hamilton with the dawn fog really adding to the scene. It was well worth the 4.30am start to drive down to Hamilton and photograph the spectacle.

Nikon D810. Nikkor 70-200 2.8 lens 
ISO 200. f5.6 for 1/1250 second.
Lowepro ProTrekker 450. Lexar Pro 1066x CF
Edited on HP DreamColor
Copyright Chris McLennan: www.cmphoto.co.nz

#hqsplandscape   #landscapephotography   #reflections   #balloon   #btplandscapepro   #newzealand   #newzealandphoto   #pixelworld   #breakfastclub   #adventuretravel   #purenewzealand   ___

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2015-03-20 08:23:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The Yoga of Going to Sleep

“When you go to bed, when you go to sleep … this is what you are about to do when you get back to your room. Or maybe here! Maybe, if I continue a little bit, then maybe here!” Lama Zopa Rinpoche joked during the 41st Kopan course in December 2008.  


“It is mentioned by Lama Tsongkhapa that when you go to bed, first wash your feet. I think washing the feet helps the mind to be fresh, to be not heavy, not sleepy, where you can’t wake up. The mind is clearer.


“Then, you go to bed in the position when the Buddha was passing away, on the right side in the position of a lion laying down, not sleeping flat on the bed. Your two legs are stretched out, the left leg put on the right, laying down in the position of a snow lion. It is said that with this method you wake up easily, so as to not waste your life, to nothave a very drowsy, v... more »

The Yoga of Going to Sleep

“When you go to bed, when you go to sleep … this is what you are about to do when you get back to your room. Or maybe here! Maybe, if I continue a little bit, then maybe here!” Lama Zopa Rinpoche joked during the 41st Kopan course in December 2008.  


“It is mentioned by Lama Tsongkhapa that when you go to bed, first wash your feet. I think washing the feet helps the mind to be fresh, to be not heavy, not sleepy, where you can’t wake up. The mind is clearer.


“Then, you go to bed in the position when the Buddha was passing away, on the right side in the position of a lion laying down, not sleeping flat on the bed. Your two legs are stretched out, the left leg put on the right, laying down in the position of a snow lion. It is said that with this method you wake up easily, so as to not waste your life, to not have a very drowsy, very heavy sleep. It is very easy to wake up to do practice.


“When you go to bed, think of light. Generate virtuous thoughts until you fall asleep. Generate virtuous thoughts in meditation.


“Also, when you’re about to fall sleep, you have to have the intention, the motivation, not to be overwhelmed by sleep, and without the delay of getting up. That is mentioned in the teachings. It is also mentioned in the teachings that there are three parts of the night: the upper part of the night, the middle part of the night and the lower part of the night. So, for those upper and lower parts of the night, practice Dharma, virtue, don’t sleep. In the middle part of the night, sleep. That also helps with your health. In the early part of the night, practice Dharma, and also in the lower part of the night, in the early morning, get up and do practice. In the middle part, sleep. That way, you don’t waste your life.


“For example (I’m not making this definite, I’m just using an example) let’s say you want to get up at four o’clock to begin your practice, to not be overwhelmed by sleep. To be able to get up at that time in the early morning to begin the practice, you have to have that kind of motivation, to wake up at that time, to have that kind of energy, of inspiration.


“That’s what mentioned in the lam-rim teachings. It’s said that you should be like a deer living in the forest. It doesn’t have a house and there are many enemies, so when it sleeps, it is a very light sleep, it keeps its ears up. It is a very light sleep because it has to be careful. It’s explained in the teachings like that. It means to not waste your life but instead to get up early in the morning to be able to begin your practice.


“Because you went to bed remembering the Buddha’s position, even when you go to bed, you don’t forget the Buddha. That helps. When you do that every night, that helps when you die. One day when you are in the situation where you suddenly die, or even if you are gradually dying, because you have done this all the time, it is easy to remember the Buddha at that time, and you don’t get reborn in lower realms. You’re totally safe if you remember the Buddha at that time. The mind is always in virtue, it is never separated from virtue, from Dharma, so it helps with that. …”


Lama Zopa Rinpoche give more advice on sleep yoga (see Lecture 9) in the transcripts of the 41st Kopan course (http://bit.ly/41st-kopan-course), lightly edited by Gordon McDougall and made available by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. This excerpt was further edited by Mandala for inclusion on FPMT.org.


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11 Reasons Your Crazy Cat Obsession Makes You Happier And Healthier


Feline fans, rejoice: Your cat isn't just a cute and cuddly ball of fluff - he's also incredibly good for your health.

Even pet owners who prefer puppies can't deny the major benefits that come along with caring for a furry friend of either species. Science shows that pets can help prevent allergies in kids, ward off respiratory infections, improve your mood and even boost self-esteem.

Whether you're a crazy cat lady or a dude ready to publicly proclaim your obsession with your feline friend, get ready to celebrate the many pros of being a proud cat owner - all negative stereotypes aside.

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Here are 11 reasons we should appreciate all of the cuddly kittiesin our lives.

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11 Reasons Your Crazy Cat Obsession Makes You Happier And Healthier


Feline fans, rejoice: Your cat isn't just a cute and cuddly ball of fluff - he's also incredibly good for your health.

Even pet owners who prefer puppies can't deny the major benefits that come along with caring for a furry friend of either species. Science shows that pets can help prevent allergies in kids, ward off respiratory infections, improve your mood and even boost self-esteem.

Whether you're a crazy cat lady or a dude ready to publicly proclaim your obsession with your feline friend, get ready to celebrate the many pros of being a proud cat owner - all negative stereotypes aside.

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Here are 11 reasons we should appreciate all of the cuddly kitties in our lives.

They keep your heart healthy.

According to a 2008 study from researchers at the University of Minnesota's Stroke Institute, cat owners are less likely to die from heart attacks. Monitoring nearly 4,500 people (three out of five participants owned a cat) for a 10-year period, the researchers were able to determine that the cat owners experienced a 30 percent reduced risk of death by heart attack than the participants without cats. A 2009 follow-up study further established that cat ownership is linked to a decreased risk of death from all cardiovascular diseases, including strokes.

They practically invented napping.

These serious snoozers not only value the importance of sleep but also look adorable doing it! Studies have shown that indulging in a little midday shut-eye can work wonders for your alertness, memory, creativity, productivity and overall mood. So if you won't make time for a nap solo, maybe the opportunity to curl up next to your furry friend will convince you to take a cozy 20-minute rest today.

They don't let failure stand in their way.

No matter how many times they fall, cats always find the will to get up and try again. They have a resilient spirit, and probably know better than we do that just because you make a few mistakes doesn't mean you're incapable of achieving the success you envision for yourself in the long run. They have those nine lives for a reason.

Their purrs naturally calm your nerves.

Studies show that cat purrs can help lower their owner's stress levels as well as reduce their blood pressure. Additionally, cats can create purr vibrations from 20 to 140 Hertz, a frequency said to be medically helpful for a variety of illnesses, reported Scientific American. As if you needed one more reason to scratch behind your kitty's ears!

They're all about the present moment.

"I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them cats." - Eckhart Tolle

Sure, they lead far less stressful lives than their human counterparts on most days, but that doesn't discredit their innate ability to sit perfectly still, sometimes hours on end, and just appreciate the present moment. From their coveted spot on the windowsill to their reserved perch on top of the bookshelf, they watch the world before them come and go with ease. We, too, can reap the expanding list of benefits of a meditation practice should we decide to follow their lead.

They make you laugh harder than you ever thought possible.

Any cat owner will tell you that these creatures are as hilarious as they are cute. From playful mishaps to outright fails, it's impossible not to laugh (a little at their expense) and subsequently reap the benefits of such outbursts. Last year, researchers at California's Loma Linda University found that watching just 20 minutes of funny videos reduced subjects' cortisol levels substantially and assisted the short-term memory of older participants. Other research has linked laughter to a stronger heart and immune system.

They teach us the importance of strategic decision-making.

"If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much." - Mark Twain

Unlike their canine frenemies who leap at the chance to sprint out the front door, chase the tennis ball down the hallway or gobble up the bag of spilled treats off the kitchen floor, cats tend to pick and choose their battles more carefully. They take that extra moment to look, think and ponder from afar before deciding if the current attraction is truly worth their attention. They even move more intentionally as they climb to seemingly impossible heights and then find safe ways to get down. They are thoughtful, strategic and deliberate - all characteristics their owners value and even hope to embody themselves.

They can help people with autism communicate.

Children and adults who have autism sometimes struggle to communicate with the world around them. However, pet therapy has proven a helpful learning tool, as many people with autism feel a stronger connection to animals than they do other people. A 2012 French study observed 40 autistic children and their family pets and found that the children felt calmer and could socialize more easily than those without a pet. They associated this change with the increased production of the hormone oxytocin, which can be triggered by petting a cat and further increases feelings of trust and love.

Iris Grace Halmshaw, the 5-year-old British girl in the photo above, was diagnosed with autism in 2011. Her therapy cat Thula has helped her gain enough confidence to speak to others, as well as providing additional inspiration for her painting - another component of her therapy.

They support you in your battle with depression.

The soothing nature of petting a cat on your lap is not limited to stress relief. That tangible companionship is a known mood booster, and a positive distraction for those who struggle with depression disorders. Beyond their companionship, pets provide a way to add routine, responsibility and social activity to days that might otherwise not include such components. And while all pets can help play a role in improving depression symptoms, cats are particularly calm and peaceful, and those characteristics can be contagious for their owners in a rather helpful way.

They know it's alright to go berserk every now and then.

"A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not." - Ernest Hemingway

While cats are known for their calm and collected demeanor, they're not afraid to totally lose it - physically as well as emotionally - when the mood strikes. And as it turns out, that kind of expression can help their owners as well. A 2012 study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that bottling up negative emotions can actually prove toxic to the body, increasing the risk of death by heart disease and some cancers. Alternatively, psychologists have found that negative emotions like sadness, anxiety, anger and guilt can be powerfully positive when a person allows themselves to fully experience what they're feeling.

They crush feelings of loneliness with unconditional love.

"What greater gift than the love of a cat." - Charles Dickens

Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledge that one of the biggest benefits of a pet is their ability to ease our feelings of loneliness. They are often the best listeners we could ask for at the end of a trying day, and the looks on their faces as we walk through the front door remind us that there is always someone excited to see us. According to researchers from Miami University and Saint Louis University, pets can fulfill their owners' social needs in the same way other humans can.


 By Alena Hall___

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2015-03-18 23:56:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

*The Very Deep Kindness of the Enemy *

“One time at Dharamsala, the main teacher in the monastery called the Dialectics School walked past me as I was coming down to the palace with ‘the nose up’ as you say, looking down,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche told the attendees of the 33rd Kopan course in 2000.


“I think I bowed down or something like that and the teacher didn’t. Because I didn’t apply meditation immediately, didn’t practice mindfulness, it upset me. When I went up to Tushita Retreat Centre and sat down in my room, I thought about that teacher. As I sat down on my bed, the thought came, as soon as I sat down, I was thinking very strongly of him. The thought came in my mind that I’m only a friend of my ego, I’m only developing my ego. But this person is helping me to destroy my ego. He’s helping me to destroy my ego. I have always been a friend of my ego.Everything I do has be... more »

*The Very Deep Kindness of the Enemy *

“One time at Dharamsala, the main teacher in the monastery called the Dialectics School walked past me as I was coming down to the palace with ‘the nose up’ as you say, looking down,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche told the attendees of the 33rd Kopan course in 2000.


“I think I bowed down or something like that and the teacher didn’t. Because I didn’t apply meditation immediately, didn’t practice mindfulness, it upset me. When I went up to Tushita Retreat Centre and sat down in my room, I thought about that teacher. As I sat down on my bed, the thought came, as soon as I sat down, I was thinking very strongly of him. The thought came in my mind that I’m only a friend of my ego, I’m only developing my ego. But this person is helping me to destroy my ego. He’s helping me to destroy my ego. I have always been a friend of my ego. Everything I do has been to develop my ego, to make it bigger. But, here, he’s helping me to destroy my ego. So how kind he is. How kind!


“This is so precious because, if you don’t have an ego, then you have bodhichitta. If you don’t have the self-cherishing thought, then you have bodhichitta. And with bodhichitta you can become enlightened. It also makes it possible to collect so much merit that you can realize emptiness and you can cease the gross and subtle defilements and achieve full enlightenment to be able to liberate numberless other sentient beings. Those who are obscured and suffering, you’re able to bring to full enlightenment. This person is making it possible to happen to you.


“My enemy the ego, my real enemy, who’s abiding in my heart – he’s helping me destroy it. This person is unbelievably precious, so kind. That is not just the kindness of somebody giving you a few hundred dollars or some food; the mother’s kindness; the parent’s kindness. That kind of kindness is something very deep: somebody who helps you to destroy your ego, the main obstacle to achieve enlightenment. It’s an unbelievable kindness; it’s so precious. That kindness is something very deep; it’s a kindness that you feel from bottom of your heart.


“Now you see a person who does that as unbelievably kind, so precious in your life. You see that person as so precious in your life. By putting a positive label on what the person did, it not only stopped the upsetness, I felt appreciation for the kindness of that person. The thought even came to repay the kindness, to thank him. The thought even came to give him a present to thank him. I thought about a present to thank him but unfortunately the present didn’t happen. Unfortunately, I physically didn’t actually manage to offer a present.”


Excerpted from the transcripts of the 33rd Kopan course (http://bit.ly/1BMgHms), lightly edited by Gordon McDougall and made available by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Further lightly edited by Mandala for inclusion on FPMT.org.


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2015-03-15 00:11:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

In Cappadocia, Turkey by Mehmet Mesart: http://goo.gl/Rae4CG

In Cappadocia, Turkey by Mehmet Mesart: http://goo.gl/Rae4CG___

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2015-02-28 23:27:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"People don't realize they're blessing each other with this."

The wonderful, real story behind the Vulcan greeting. 

#spock   #Nimoy   #Shekinah  

"People don't realize they're blessing each other with this."

The wonderful, real story behind the Vulcan greeting. 

#spock   #Nimoy   #Shekinah  ___

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2015-02-28 23:26:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Taken this morning in #Queenstown  New Zealand. I am starting my week long photography trip around the south of the South Island New Zealand and I will finally get to visit the beautiful Milford Sound. Cross your fingers for me, that the light will be as spectacular as today! 

Taken this morning in #Queenstown  New Zealand. I am starting my week long photography trip around the south of the South Island New Zealand and I will finally get to visit the beautiful Milford Sound. Cross your fingers for me, that the light will be as spectacular as today! ___

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2015-02-28 23:25:56 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Haha look closely, you can see the kitten XD

Haha look closely, you can see the kitten XD___

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2015-02-28 23:25:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
~ Albert Einstein 

This photo was one of the first photos that Nikon contacted me about years ago, publishing an article about it in Nikon World Magazine in a section called “Parting Shot.” The concept was about the beautiful gesture of the bird, and the translucency of the feathers with the sun shining through the wing. As a bird photographer, a big part of getting the shot is putting yourself be in the optimal position for just the right moment. In this case it meant managing a heavy tripod, gimbal head, Nikkor 200mm-400mm lens, along with a Speedlight and battery pack…. while moving quickly to capture the shot! Having the right gear was important, but being patient and situationally aware was the key to the success for this image. My goal was to position myself to photograph the backlit wing, allowing thesun to... more »

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
~ Albert Einstein 

This photo was one of the first photos that Nikon contacted me about years ago, publishing an article about it in Nikon World Magazine in a section called “Parting Shot.” The concept was about the beautiful gesture of the bird, and the translucency of the feathers with the sun shining through the wing. As a bird photographer, a big part of getting the shot is putting yourself be in the optimal position for just the right moment. In this case it meant managing a heavy tripod, gimbal head, Nikkor 200mm-400mm lens, along with a Speedlight and battery pack…. while moving quickly to capture the shot! Having the right gear was important, but being patient and situationally aware was the key to the success for this image. My goal was to position myself to photograph the backlit wing, allowing the sun to create an ethereal presence with the feathers. This created a magical moment for me as the photographer and artist, and one who loves nature.
http://www.debsandidge.com 

#birdphotography   #photographytips   #blackandwhitephotography   #florida   #nikon   #backlit   #birds  ___

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2015-02-11 10:52:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave teachings and an oral transmission of the Golden Light Sutra at Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre in New Dehli, India, between January 25-31. Ven. Sarah Thresher, who was there, shared the following:


“Rinpoche gave five teachings on the Golden Light Sutra. Ven. Kabir Saxena requested the transmission a few days after Rinpoche arrived, and Rinpoche immediately agreed. We were all very happy because of the enormous benefits the sutra has. In fact, Rinpoche was giving the transmission when US President Barack Obama was in Delhi attending Indian Republic Day. The idea was that Rinpoche would start the transmission and continue whenever he passes through Delhi. So far we reached into Chapter 7, ‘The Four Great Kings.’


“Attendance was very good, despite the latehours, and ... more »

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave teachings and an oral transmission of the Golden Light Sutra at Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre in New Dehli, India, between January 25-31. Ven. Sarah Thresher, who was there, shared the following:


“Rinpoche gave five teachings on the Golden Light Sutra. Ven. Kabir Saxena requested the transmission a few days after Rinpoche arrived, and Rinpoche immediately agreed. We were all very happy because of the enormous benefits the sutra has. In fact, Rinpoche was giving the transmission when US President Barack Obama was in Delhi attending Indian Republic Day. The idea was that Rinpoche would start the transmission and continue whenever he passes through Delhi. So far we reached into Chapter 7, ‘The Four Great Kings.’


“Attendance was very good, despite the late hours, and Rinpoche preceded each day of transmission with a teaching. The gompa [at Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre] has been newly painted and decorated and it was full with Indians, Westerners and Tibetans. Most of the people attending lived in Delhi and Rinpoche commented on the new surge of interest in Buddhism that is now taking place with more and more young educated Indians taking a serious interest in Buddhist studies as they look for answers to the problems they have in their lives.”


Recitation of the Golden Light Sutra is one of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for FPMT. FPMT Education Services has created a resource page to help you learn more about and start reciting the Golden Light Sutra.


Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a Tibetan Buddhist organization dedicated to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service.


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2015-02-06 14:54:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

PRACTICING THE UNMISTAKEN PATH is filled with teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on topics such as compassion and universal responsibility, the benefits of developing bodhicitta, the disadvantages of self-cherishing, and emptiness.

Read these teachings to get the feeling of being in Nepal for the famed one-month Kopan course! 

Click > http://bit.ly/zen-PUP

PRACTICING THE UNMISTAKEN PATH is filled with teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on topics such as compassion and universal responsibility, the benefits of developing bodhicitta, the disadvantages of self-cherishing, and emptiness.

Read these teachings to get the feeling of being in Nepal for the famed one-month Kopan course! 

Click > http://bit.ly/zen-PUP___

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2015-02-01 05:08:22 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Pair of Ice Climbers Are First to Ascend Frozen Niagara Falls

Nine daredevils have gone over Niagara Falls in barrels and lived to tell the tale. This week, ice climbers Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken became the first to reverse the trip.
The pair became the first to ascend the world-famous falls on Tuesday, following a 30-foot-wide (9-meter) strip of rotten spray ice that formed along the left edge of Horseshoe Falls, which rises up 150 feet (46 meters) as it straddles the border between the United States and Canada.
Horseshoe Falls is the largest of Niagara's three major sections, or cataracts, and is considered the most powerful waterfall in the world.
"It vibrates your intestines and makes you feel very, very small," said Gadd of the thunderous falls. "I've never experienced anything like it."... more »

Pair of Ice Climbers Are First to Ascend Frozen Niagara Falls

Nine daredevils have gone over Niagara Falls in barrels and lived to tell the tale. This week, ice climbers Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken became the first to reverse the trip.
The pair became the first to ascend the world-famous falls on Tuesday, following a 30-foot-wide (9-meter) strip of rotten spray ice that formed along the left edge of Horseshoe Falls, which rises up 150 feet (46 meters) as it straddles the border between the United States and Canada.
Horseshoe Falls is the largest of Niagara's three major sections, or cataracts, and is considered the most powerful waterfall in the world.
"It vibrates your intestines and makes you feel very, very small," said Gadd of the thunderous falls. "I've never experienced anything like it."
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150129-niagara-falls-ice-climb-first-ascent-red-bull-canada-gadd/___

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2015-02-01 04:56:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Buddhist photography in China
Amazing things you must see
#TravelTips  #Photosphere   #Tourism   #Attractions   #BeautifulPlaces

Buddhist photography in China
Amazing things you must see
#TravelTips  #Photosphere   #Tourism   #Attractions   #BeautifulPlaces___

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2015-02-01 04:55:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

THE FIXED IDEAS THAT SHAKE US
Our problem is that we don’t accept ourselves as we are and we don’t accept others as they are. We want things to be other than they are...
-Lama Yeshe
Read more wisdom from Lama in the latest Elephant Journal... 

THE FIXED IDEAS THAT SHAKE US
Our problem is that we don’t accept ourselves as we are and we don’t accept others as they are. We want things to be other than they are...
-Lama Yeshe
Read more wisdom from Lama in the latest Elephant Journal... ___

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2015-01-30 14:09:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Discovering Dharma

“My very dear most kind precious [student],” Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote to a student who had written to Rinpoche about his book How to Practice Dharma, published by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. “Skies of thanks for your discovering Dharma, trying to practice Dharma with every action. Thank you very, very much. That’s the real Dharma. Even in the monasteries studying so much extensive philosophy, but sometimes Dharma gets left out for some people. Looking like practicing Dharma, but not practicing Dharma.


“It is so precious what you have discovered, what you experienced. You discovered Dharma,
what Dharma is. Numberless thanks again.”


You can read the students letter and Rinpoche’s response as a PDF. More advice from Rinpoche can be found on the page “Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche” on FPMT.org. 

More information,... more »

Discovering Dharma

“My very dear most kind precious [student],” Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote to a student who had written to Rinpoche about his book How to Practice Dharma, published by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. “Skies of thanks for your discovering Dharma, trying to practice Dharma with every action. Thank you very, very much. That’s the real Dharma. Even in the monasteries studying so much extensive philosophy, but sometimes Dharma gets left out for some people. Looking like practicing Dharma, but not practicing Dharma.


“It is so precious what you have discovered, what you experienced. You discovered Dharma,
what Dharma is. Numberless thanks again.”


You can read the students letter and Rinpoche’s response as a PDF. More advice from Rinpoche can be found on the page “Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche” on FPMT.org. 


More information, photos and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche can be found on Rinpoche’s webpage. If you’d like to receive news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche via email, sign up to Lama Zopa Rinpoche News.


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2015-01-28 20:25:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

'Put Enlightenment Second'

“So, what is it that brings all that [Dharma] happiness?” Lama Zopa Rinpoche asks in The Joy of Compassion, a free ebook from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. “It’s cherishing sentient beings; living your life cherishing sentient beings. Not that I actually do this myself, but intellectually, it’s what I think. Cherish sentient beings first; put enlightenment second.


“Why do I say put enlightenment second? For example, when you go into the kitchen, you’re looking for food, not crockery; your motivation is not to get a plate but delicious food. You go into the kitchen with food on your mind. But although your main motivation is to get food, you do need something to put it on – unless you can carry soup in your hands! Anyway, I’m joking again.


“Of course, enlightenment is extremely important because withoutit you cannot work pe... more »

'Put Enlightenment Second'

“So, what is it that brings all that [Dharma] happiness?” Lama Zopa Rinpoche asks in The Joy of Compassion, a free ebook from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. “It’s cherishing sentient beings; living your life cherishing sentient beings. Not that I actually do this myself, but intellectually, it’s what I think. Cherish sentient beings first; put enlightenment second.


“Why do I say put enlightenment second? For example, when you go into the kitchen, you’re looking for food, not crockery; your motivation is not to get a plate but delicious food. You go into the kitchen with food on your mind. But although your main motivation is to get food, you do need something to put it on – unless you can carry soup in your hands! Anyway, I’m joking again.


“Of course, enlightenment is extremely important because without it you cannot work perfectly for sentient beings. You cannot be a perfect guide, knowing, seeing directly, every sentient being’s mind, level of karma, intelligence, wishes and characteristics, as well as the various methods that suit their individual dispositions. But what should be in your heart is sentient beings as the reason for your attaining enlightenment. The first priority in your heart should be the happiness of sentient beings; sentient beings in your heart. What should be the first thing in your heart, in your life, the goal of your life? Sentient beings.”


Learn more about Lama Zopa Rinpoche, spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), and Rinpoche’s vision for a better world. Sign up to receive news and updates.


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2015-01-27 21:48:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Benefits of Offering Gold to Statues

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered this advice at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in December 2012:


I thought to tell of some benefits.


In the time of Buddha Kashyapa, one person offered gold to a cement elephant and was born having an elephant that was gold and had golden kaka. The king at that time confiscated the elephant, at which time the elephant dissolved into the ground, while for the man, his karma was to get another, similar elephant.


Another benefit of offering gold is to be born with golden colored skin. Like that, unbelievable benefits. Unbelievable like that.


If someone offers a small flower or rice to a Buddha statue, a stupa or scripture, then the benefit extends from then up to enlightenment. Amazing, amazing. It is said in the sutra Piled Flowers, on top of that benefit, you achieve... more »

Benefits of Offering Gold to Statues

Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered this advice at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in December 2012:


I thought to tell of some benefits.


In the time of Buddha Kashyapa, one person offered gold to a cement elephant and was born having an elephant that was gold and had golden kaka. The king at that time confiscated the elephant, at which time the elephant dissolved into the ground, while for the man, his karma was to get another, similar elephant.


Another benefit of offering gold is to be born with golden colored skin. Like that, unbelievable benefits. Unbelievable like that.


If someone offers a small flower or rice to a Buddha statue, a stupa or scripture, then the benefit extends from then up to enlightenment. Amazing, amazing. It is said in the sutra Piled Flowers, on top of that benefit, you achieve ultimate happiness – liberation from the causes of delusion and karma – and on top of that, full enlightenment – all the realizations and omniscient mind. After this, then you liberate numberless hell beings, pretas, animals, humans, suras and asuras from the ocean of samsaric sufferings and bring them to full enlightenment. When all beings are brought to enlightenment, only then are all the results of offering achieved. So by offering gold, then wow, wow, wow. Can you imagine the result! From only a tiny offering (of a flower or rice) so much benefit is received due to that statue, etc. So really, holy objects are wish-fulfilling gems – so unbelievably precious.


Another story: In ancient times in India, there were four fully ordained monks, fully ordained but not aryas with the direct realization of emptiness. One person offered food to these monks and was later reborn as King Kashika. But now you are offering gold so can you imagine the result. Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!


Another benefit, in order for you to get an idea, comes from the Sutra of the Mudra, Developing the Power of Devotion. In that it says that someone who merely sees the image of a Buddha, great or small, immediately creates numberless merits. The food of the devas is nectar and their cloth is extremely precious – all the wealth of the world is not enough to buy their ornaments. Compared to making an offering of devas’ food and cloth 100 times to solitary realizers equaling the sand grains of the universe for 100 eons, to just look at the statue of Buddha has unimaginably more benefits. Wow! Wow! So imagine now offering gold. And offering has far, far, far more merit than seeing Buddha.


Now you see why we build big statues that people from all over the world come to see. You see how the benefit is there.


Thank you very much for your understanding,


Lama Zopa Rinpoche


Scribing, editing and any mistakes made belong to Tenzin Namdrol, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 2012.


You can find more advice from FPMT Spiritual Director Lama Zopa Rinpoche on FPMT.org.


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Move with the clear flow of your life’s messages and happiness will expand within.

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'Happiness or Unhappiness Come from the Mind'

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave teachings in New Delhi, India on January 23-26. On January 24, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared this on his Twitter page: 


Lama Zopa: happiness or unhappiness come from the mind. If self-cherishing mind, then problems; if mind cherishing others, then happiness.


Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s assistant and CEO of FPMT Inc., shares Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s recent pith sayings on Ven. Roger’s Twitter page. (You can also read them on Ven. Roger’s Facebook page.)


More information, photos and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche can be found on Rinpoche’s homepage. If you’d like to receive news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche via email, sign up to Lama Zopa Rinpoche News.

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'Happiness or Unhappiness Come from the Mind'

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave teachings in New Delhi, India on January 23-26. On January 24, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared this on his Twitter page: 


Lama Zopa: happiness or unhappiness come from the mind. If self-cherishing mind, then problems; if mind cherishing others, then happiness.


Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s assistant and CEO of FPMT Inc., shares Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s recent pith sayings on Ven. Roger’s Twitter page. (You can also read them on Ven. Roger’s Facebook page.)


More information, photos and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche can be found on Rinpoche’s homepage. If you’d like to receive news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche via email, sign up to Lama Zopa Rinpoche News.


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'I Am a Most Fortunate Kangaroo'

While Lama Zopa Rinpoche was in the Bendigo-area for the CPMT 2014 meeting and the retreat that followed, he added mantras to statues of an elephant and a kangaroo and wrote text for many signs to be placed next to those statues and others. The sign at right reads:


I am an Australian kangaroo, I am not sure which part I come from maybe Kangaroo Island.


This is the first time I have seen the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion that is being built for the first time in Australia.


I am a most fortunate kangaroo I am able to see the stupa by just one luck [look]. 


I prostrate to the stupa to fully enlighten sentient beings.

ON MY LEFT SIDE IS THE MANTRA OF COMPASSIONATE BUDDHA KUAN YIN


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'I Am a Most Fortunate Kangaroo'

While Lama Zopa Rinpoche was in the Bendigo-area for the CPMT 2014 meeting and the retreat that followed, he added mantras to statues of an elephant and a kangaroo and wrote text for many signs to be placed next to those statues and others. The sign at right reads:


I am an Australian kangaroo, I am not sure which part I come from maybe Kangaroo Island.


This is the first time I have seen the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion that is being built for the first time in Australia.


I am a most fortunate kangaroo I am able to see the stupa by just one luck [look]. 


I prostrate to the stupa to fully enlighten sentient beings.


ON MY LEFT SIDE IS THE MANTRA OF COMPASSIONATE BUDDHA KUAN YIN


GENERATE COMPASSION TO ALL SENTIENT BEINGS FREE THE NUMBERLESS SENTIENT BEINGS FROM OCEANS OF SAMSARIC SUFFERING AND BRING THEM TO ULTIMATE HAPPINESS, GREAT LIBERATION & GREAT BLISS.


ON MY RIGHT SIDE IS A MANTRA BUDDHA MENTIONED IN SUTRA CHU LONG BAI DO ANYONE JUST MERELY SEEING THIS, 100,000 AEONS OF NEGATIVE KARMA WILL BE PURIFIED.


So therefore I am the most happy sentient being. I want, and I can, enlighten not only Bendigo but Australia, the whole world and all numberless six realm sentient beings.


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'Even If Buddha Appeared to Us'

Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught in January 9-15 at Choe Khor Sum Ling in Bangalore, India. On January 13, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on his Twitter page: 


Lama Zopa: We have had an ordinary view from beginningless time. Even [if] Buddha appeared to us, we wouldn’t recognize. [We’d] just see [him] as ordinary.


Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s assistant and CEO of FPMT Inc., shares Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s recent pith sayings on Ven. Roger’s Twitter page. (You can also read them on Ven. Roger’s Facebook page.)


More information, photos and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche can be found on Rinpoche’s homepage. If you’d like to receive news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche via email, sign up to Lama Zopa Rinpoche News.

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'Even If Buddha Appeared to Us'

Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught in January 9-15 at Choe Khor Sum Ling in Bangalore, India. On January 13, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on his Twitter page: 


Lama Zopa: We have had an ordinary view from beginningless time. Even [if] Buddha appeared to us, we wouldn’t recognize. [We’d] just see [him] as ordinary.


Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s assistant and CEO of FPMT Inc., shares Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s recent pith sayings on Ven. Roger’s Twitter page. (You can also read them on Ven. Roger’s Facebook page.)


More information, photos and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche can be found on Rinpoche’s homepage. If you’d like to receive news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche via email, sign up to Lama Zopa Rinpoche News.


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I FEEL LIKE SOME CHEESECAKE
Lama had made a promise to a student at Lawudo to visit his Seattle herb shop, Tenzing Momo, in one year. He kept his promise. “It was one year to the day,” said Bradley Dobos, the happy shop owner. “He walked in by himself, just before closing time. Suddenly the whole store seemed to be bathed in white light.”
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I FEEL LIKE SOME CHEESECAKE
Lama had made a promise to a student at Lawudo to visit his Seattle herb shop, Tenzing Momo, in one year. He kept his promise. “It was one year to the day,” said Bradley Dobos, the happy shop owner. “He walked in by himself, just before closing time. Suddenly the whole store seemed to be bathed in white light.”
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The Altruistic Thought Is the Cause of Success

“Having a positive attitude, such as the altruistic thought to help other sentient beings and not harm them, is the cause of success in life,” said Lama Zopa Rinpoche in a 1991 teaching in Adelaide, Australia now available through the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.


“Even though some people might not have much education, they have no difficulties in life; they are wealthy and have harmonious relationships, and whatever they wish for happens. The reason for this is the cause created in the past. This is the actual evolution; this is where their happiness comes from. But when we do not analyze, when we are not aware, it looks as if success came from outside and does not depend on their mind.


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The Altruistic Thought Is the Cause of Success

“Having a positive attitude, such as the altruistic thought to help other sentient beings and not harm them, is the cause of success in life,” said Lama Zopa Rinpoche in a 1991 teaching in Adelaide, Australia now available through the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.


“Even though some people might not have much education, they have no difficulties in life; they are wealthy and have harmonious relationships, and whatever they wish for happens. The reason for this is the cause created in the past. This is the actual evolution; this is where their happiness comes from. But when we do not analyze, when we are not aware, it looks as if success came from outside and does not depend on their mind.


“It’s the opposite for people who are experiencing difficulties in their life. Their actions are motivated by ill will, jealousy, selfishness, dissatisfaction, desire, ignorance, anger and so forth, and their problems and difficulties result from that. Even though this is the actual evolution, when we do not understand or are not aware of karma, of action and result, it appears as if success and difficulties come from outside. We may have heard of karma and sometimes talk about it or meditate on it, but we are not aware of it in our everyday life.”


Learn more about Lama Zopa Rinpoche, spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), and Rinpoche’s vision for a better world. Sign up to receive news and updates.


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