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Temple Reconstruction

Published December 14, 2017 by tindertender


Khosta Family temple_6

Are you grateful for those who pray for peace for all sentient beings? For those who live meager lives while dedicating their time for a healthier world?

In today’s world it is difficult to trust people, that they mean what they say, are who they say they are. Your donation has the potential of giving so much to a village of people who are peaceful and prayerful. It’s nice to have someone praying for you, even if they are so far away. #grateful

This temple, which is in the eastern part of Bhutan, Village of Dechheling, Block-Nganglam, District-Pemagatshel, has been ordered demolished as per the order of H.E Garab Rinpoche. It is the community temple for many households. People here are very poor, living hand to mouth with subsistence farming. There are schools, basic health unit, mobile network, farm road with no black top.

Lopen Thungsi, pictured here in the temple, is a disciple of late HH Dungtse Rinpoche and late lama Nakulung. He would like to construct a new temple with the villagers volunteer work, but is needing assistance to purchase the materials.

I have never thought of doing a Go Fund Me page, and my friend Rabten (Khosta) Yongba is in his final year at Monestary and will return home soon. He would be able to present the village with this gift for the temples reconstruction.  He will handover money to Lopen Thungsi, will say its from you all. Prayers and dedication will be made in all names.

Lopen Thungsi has many local followers and performs puja. He also conducts annual feast offering puja. During this time, people cannot be accomodated. Temple is old. Your donation will be an opportunity to accumulate merit, with hope and prayer.

Any gift you choose to give will be made transparent by the investment bill which Rabten (Khosta) Yongba has vowed to show.

This season I want to try and make a difference in lives, and this is an awesome presentation of opportunity, will you join me in assisting a village of people dedicated to the prayer for health and wellness for all sentient beings?

It Is All Worth It

Published December 4, 2017 by tindertender

Two doors opening to star filled skies. You say you’ve never felt like this before. Surely you have, although you may not remember, for you all are like me, and I am like you. Deeply, what affects one affects all.

Unconscious consciousGracious gifts we give to each other through our experiences. Knowingly or not, every event that has impact on your life will affect every life around you. People do not even have to be in the same room, the same city, or state, or even county. It is all interconnected, WE are all interconnected.

I see you laughing, I feel your joy, I sense your heartache, your pain. I witness the battle as it is waged and I see you standing, so brave, so strong. I want to be like you, I envision a world where everyone is … fighting for peace and freedom in a new fashion, yet an old one too, reborn into a world of chaos.

I am glad you are here to teach us the ways of peace. I am thrilled to find that these threads belong to me, are present within my being. Even though we are apart, we are near, heart to heart.

Thank you for showing me how it is done. Thank you for teaching me patience. Thank you for steadfastly showing me that perseverance for a cause benefiting all, increases, blossoming and healing.

I am blessed to witness you as you breathe. I am joined to you, our roots entangled through time. As time speeds up, and then slows once more, we arrive at seasons, where we can relax, and know it was all worth it.


Spans Of Mind

Published November 30, 2017 by tindertender


Sharp edges span lengths
In my mind,
Lashes slapped on cardboard.
Oddly enough, eyes without sight .

Lines that cross do not touch,
Fade in, Fade out.
Grated spaces blow air,
Powered by a mysterious source.

Whistle in a plastic cup,
Gel of mind solidifies in thought.
Red waves in an invisible sky,
Miracles are made.

Snowflake, water, drink in hand,
Igloos, blue hole on top of sand.
Counting as time passes, the hidden is found,
Swimming in dry fragments of life, brittle.

Defining moments released
Make room for old habits, spared.
Expected behaviors, complied with by most,
Leave nothing but a hollow field.

Images, one next to the other
Seem real, yet fade.
How can it be, where did they go,
Are they in the mind of another?

Instruction given by one who leads,
Are they able to follow this path?
Figure 8’s appear as a string of DNA in light,
Reminding of what’s inside.

Little dark nicks marking distance,
A category adhered to.
Coyotes run by as I hold back the guard,
With joints that spread out to useful ends.

There is one holding staff,
Eyes bugging from skull,
Armored, protected,

Saying YES To Healing

Published November 25, 2017 by tindertender

Through the thick darkness a sliver of light appears, red and glowing, heat eminating from it. It widens, soon joined by another, the darkness shrinking. Small, low flames develop, the heat intensifies. Darkness is split in two, it disintegrates in this heat, this fire. A spicy aroma begins to permeate the room, not unpleasant, but causing a slight burning of the eyes. Helping We … It begins.

The Ring Nebula

Within each of us is a force that yearns to assist in healing. There has been much hurt and harm inflicted upon the human race, indeed, upon ALL life. Now is time for an allowing … a saying YES to partnering with that which will end the constant war, the war that has been brewing and killing since time began.

There is a need to stop self-poisoning with substances made legal and pawned like candy to an ailing society … alcohol, foods laced with chemicals one cannot pronounce, waters filthied with unknown compounds, pharmecueticals which mask issues caused by the poisons, numbing the mind to the connection which heals while cultivating new dis-eases.

There are alternatives available, should the choice be made to find them and learn a new set of tools for coping with a system intent on destruction. There is no one who can make this decision for your life but you.

Garuda ~ Enemy of Snakes

Published November 25, 2017 by tindertender

GarudaIn front of the fire I sat, feeling the energy of my body, watching the flames of the fire as it burned. I envisioned a circle, within the circle was an image, human-like with wings spread, wider than the circle, extending past all edges of it was head, foot, and wings. I rise to investigate what this image may be.


Garuda represents birth and heaven, and is the enemy of all snakes.


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