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Amida Shu Podcast 44, 2nd July 2020: The Art Of Living (Transcript)

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There is some really important common ground between spiritual practice and art. In fact, one could possibly say that spiritual practice is the ultimate art. Just as we have music and painting and…Continue


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I’ve just watched the film Hotel du Lac. It was made in 1986 and starred the actress Anna Massey who plays the part of a…Continue


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My two part piece on Art & Spiritual Practice has been published in Buddhist DoorPart…Continue

Spirit Boats

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I'm just sharing a photo of a "Spirit Boat" project I did. I made origami boats out of…Continue

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Comment by Désirée Verstraete on July 17, 2018 at 22:44

Chamuel, Haniel, Jeremiel, Jophiel, Michael, Raphael, Raziel, Uriel,

Zadkiel........ which angel will it be?

but you are right, things come as they come, now I can see

Comment by David Brazier on July 17, 2018 at 19:47

"This drunkenness began in some other tavern."

Blindly I arrived, trusting the angel -
perhaps I should have known better
but I'm sure it will be alright in the end
or when they send me on my next assignment.
Perhaps, while I'm still here,
I'll try to find my way around, a bit,
but it seems often better to just take things as they come
don't you think?
I'm sure the angel will be back before long.

Comment by Désirée Verstraete on July 17, 2018 at 16:07



Whoever Brought Me Here

All day I think about it, then at night I say it.
Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing?
I have no idea.
My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that,
and I intend to end up there.

This drunkenness began in some other tavern.
When I get back around to that place,
I’ll be completely sober. Meanwhile,
I’m like a bird from another continent, sitting in this aviary.
The day is coming when I fly off,
but who is it now in my ear who hears my voice?
Who says words with my mouth?

Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul? 
I cannot stop asking.
If I could taste one sip of an answer,
I could break out of this prison for drunks.
I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way.
Whoever brought me here, will have to take me home.

This poetry. I never know what I’m going to say.
I don’t plan it.
When I’m outside the saying of it,
I get very quiet and rarely speak at all.

Trans. Coleman Barks.

Comment by Désirée Verstraete on July 15, 2018 at 7:58

Avalokiteshvara à 1000 bras,chonsu kwanum posal

images musée Guimet Paris

collection Coréen

Comment by Désirée Verstraete on July 11, 2018 at 10:41


Music can be so comforting

Ink Painting: Gao Xingjian

Comment by David Brazier on July 9, 2018 at 9:23

Thank you, Désirée

Comment by Désirée Verstraete on July 9, 2018 at 7:48


Mantra of Light

Korean Buddhist chant

Comment by Désirée Verstraete on July 4, 2018 at 7:50

Hymn for Mother of God of St.Nectarius of Aegina in church-slavonic. St.Sergius & Herman of Valaam church. Valaam. Russia. 1998.

Comment by Désirée Verstraete on June 30, 2018 at 11:37


one of the most beatiful songs in the world

Lisa Gerrard


Comment by Désirée Verstraete on June 26, 2018 at 21:23

the link to You Tube might not work

then just fill in   ' Hôyô Zen '


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