Category Archives: ritual

Lojong 39: All activities should be done with one intention

I’ve studied through the slogans a dozen times in my life; these are my musings on the slogan currently, what comes up on the day that I am posting the slogan, not a formal interpretation. For that reason they are … Continue reading

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Lojong 38: Don’t seek others’ pain as the limbs of your own happiness

THERE ARE NO COINCIDENCES. My mom’s Yahrzeit is today… she died a year ago. Before Thanksgiving, during the dark of the moon, I began finally sorting through the boxes of things I am storing for family who said they wanted … Continue reading

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Karen’s Orchid

When I closed my jewelry business I gave away many many pieces of jewelry to friends. Karen was one of those friends who chose a lovely Buddha. You never know how you touch another person, but this time I was … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Buddha Om Elephant

I started Trishna Jewelry because I could not find the jewelry I wanted… Not too ethnic, not to refined.  When I fell in love with antique whitehearts I began. The business did so-so — seems most people wanted ethnic and … Continue reading

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Cat Squares, 7 Puck Redo

9. PUCK, REDO (See post on the Puck.) When your human screws up the toss… You smack the puck on the bed to say, “got it!” That’s their cue to throw it again. The disappointment on his face when it … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Green Tara Om

When I saw Gaspéite the first time I thought it was dyed. How could anything from the earth be so very spring green? I made these to be worn together — the heishi is large and so are the beads.  … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Green Tara Gau

This Bright Ideas journal is so rag-tag now… bleed-through inks, watercolor tries that soaked in and didn’t work, and even greasy-foodstuffs from drawing in cafes. When I started back into it I forgot how crazy thin the paper was and … Continue reading

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