Four Straight Hours of JoyBy Chime Lama
Words are powerful. Encouragement and praise are two of the most wonderful ways to employ our power. They make the receiver feel good, feel gratified. They help deepen mental pathways we wish to see deepened.
Ephemeral/Ever-PresentBy Tsering Yangzom Lama
I have been thinking about how little time I spend looking at the sky, and by contrast, how much time our ancestors spent gazing up at celestial beings. For my birthday last year, I went out into the countryside where the sky was large.
MillefleursBy Madeline Gilmore
Some days, when I am a blip in the universe, I open the card with its tapestry top.
Rejoicing in ReciprocityBy Tashi Dekyid Monet
In our times of climate, political, and social crises, we must consider our relationships with the Earth and with/among human and more-than-human communities as marked by deep reciprocity and mutual responsibility for healing and flourishing. Joy and hope flow from rejoicing in this reciprocal relationship with Land.
Desire, Joy, and Sadness in Spinoza’s P18By S. Yarberry
Is joyful desire love? And, is all love a joyful desire? Spinoza does prove, so to speak, that this type of desire is more powerful, but the question remains of what a joyful desire connotes.
Sympathetic joyBy Tsering Wangmo Dhompa
Ive been collecting words from a book to give legs to thoughts nesting in pages. Shes harvesting rainwater to make bread. Without training the mind first, joy too will be in danger of turning sour to jealousy.
Ride HomeBy Yehui Zhao
Before my seven-day quarantine at a hotel in Fujian Province, I, along with other passengers, were swallowed by a mother sperm whale named Dōng Fāng东方. She was our ride home.
Instructions: How to Find Joy When LostBy Cynthia Manick
When was last time you whistled, where the wind asked a question? Pull up that memory. With pants and bra that makes you feel like a would-be conqueror, practice walking down hallways.
unpretentious thingsBy Shelly Bhoil
What is surrendering yourself completely to unpretentious things like the chair in the corner that invites you to sit down and lean on its back when you are tired.
step right upBy Sheila Maldonado
daughter of a roller coaster I yell at my niece from the peak u r an artist u always have been art is a life not a career
Lhasa City SeriesBy Droma Yangzom
I wouldn't be surprised if Lhasa, Tibets capital city, is one of the fastest changing cities in the world. Whenever I go back, Im astonished to see all the changes. Sometimes I feel as if I cant recognize my own city.
Reflections on GratitudeBy Karma Lekshe Tsomo
Tibetans typically greet each other with a cheery Tashi Delek! Hands together at the heart in a prayerful gesture, they express respect for their fellow creatures. Tashi Delek can be translated as Hello, Good luck, Congratulations, or May all be auspicious! To my mind, it means, Congratulations! You are alive!