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Easter fun.

Time to make Easter cookies!

Time to make Easter cookies!

Well, this is sudden. Yay!

Well, this is sudden. Yay!

The third door of liberation is aimlessness.

So maybe don’t put anything in front of you as the object of your pursuit.

aimlessness…

rueasmom:

Backyard Popsicles

rueasmom:

Backyard Popsicles

The five contemplations before eating: 
This food is a gift of the earth, the sky, numerous living beings, and much hard and loving work.
May we eat with mindfulness and gratitude so as to be worthy to receive this food.
May we recognise and transform unwholesome mental formations, especially our greed and learn to eat with moderation
May we keep our compassion alive by eating in such a way that reduces the suffering of living beings, stops contributing to climate change, and heals and preserves our precious planet.
We accept this food so that we may nurture our brotherhood and sisterhood, build our Sangha, and nourish our ideal of serving all living beings.
Photo and word placement by Paul Davis, Plum Village tradition. An offering from the sisters of Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Trí Đức monastery.

The five contemplations before eating: 

  1. This food is a gift of the earth, the sky, numerous living beings, and much hard and loving work.
  2. May we eat with mindfulness and gratitude so as to be worthy to receive this food.
  3. May we recognise and transform unwholesome mental formations, especially our greed and learn to eat with moderation
  4. May we keep our compassion alive by eating in such a way that reduces the suffering of living beings, stops contributing to climate change, and heals and preserves our precious planet.
  5. We accept this food so that we may nurture our brotherhood and sisterhood, build our Sangha, and nourish our ideal of serving all living beings.

Photo and word placement by Paul Davis, Plum Village tradition. 
An offering from the sisters of Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Trí Đức monastery.

rueasmom:

My attempt at a Ninja Turtle for Gibbie. #tmnt

Woo!

rueasmom:

My attempt at a Ninja Turtle for Gibbie. #tmnt

Woo!

I refuse to inseminate my wife on a night with a blood red moon. Help!