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July 17th, 2005

04:03 am: moon-water
The moon:
we are moved by it
just as the tides are moved....
Shared water, familial blood
fuzzy boundaries between our elemental relations
within? without?
complimentary beings
magnificent Microcosm-Macrocosm ~
These liquid connections blurring together all things
Mirroring reflections of one another.

July 4th, 2005

11:15 pm: Happy 4th of July!
Independence Day should be Interdependence Now.
Celebrate the interdependence of all beings.
Embrace the togetherness of the world.
Not just for a single separate day,
But for now, forever, and again.
Always already live in the
Loving harmony of our
Balanced world.

June 26th, 2005

01:06 am: The Ocean of Wisdom
Karmapa's Dream Flag
Dream Flag
The Meanings of the Dream Flag

The Ocean of Wisdom
Tibetan: gyalwa or Mongolian: dalai
as in Gyalwa Karmapa or Dalai Lama

At the level of relative truth, the blue is the sky (heaven), symbolizing spiritual insight and vision, and the yellow is the earth, the actual world of our everyday experience. The symmetry of the wave pattern shows how we come to understand their interdependence when we practice the dharma.

As a reminder of absolute truth, the blue symbolizes the wisdom, or emptiness aspect of awakened being, while the yellow stands for the compassion aspect. The wavy intermingling of the two colors represents their inseparability.

The interdependence shown in the flag can also be seen as the wisdom of Mahamudra, the ultimate realization of ones true nature...


June 3rd, 2005

06:50 pm: Green Ganesha as Eco-Yogi

Isn't this such a lovely picture? 

Ganesha brings you your class schedule...

I'm excited to hear that eco-yoga is developing in places like the Greenpath Yoga Studio in San Fran.  This seems like a very promising way to raise awareness about integration and interpenetration. 

May 28th, 2005

12:38 am: together

A co-incidencing of opposites, a balancing of contraries....

This is what is needed most right now.



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Active Passive
Hot Cold
Life Death
Summer Winter
Male Female
Day Night
Odd Even
Sun Moon
Fire Water


May 25th, 2005

10:13 pm: anagrammatizing
Psychedelic Television

voicelessly pined ethic
devilish peyotl science
Celts hope indecisively
cello divinity speeches
psilocin cheesed levity
cheesiest policed vinyl
cheesy civil depletions
deceive chi pointlessly
indecisively chop steel
cohesively net disciple
invitees collide psyche
conceptively hides lies
solely depictive niches
vehicle destines policy

May 20th, 2005

01:05 pm: let go (of nothing)
You don't have to wash your hands
if you don't hold on to it.

Non-attachment cleanses
by not needing to cleanse.

12:55 pm: moon child

You Are From the Moon

You can vibe with the steady rhythms of the Moon.
You're in touch with your emotions and intuition.
You possess a great, unmatched imagination - and an infinite memory.
Ultra-sensitive, you feel at home anywhere (or with anyone).
A total healer, you light the way in the dark for many.

May 18th, 2005

12:26 am: answers

May 17th, 2005

09:33 pm: More reflections on La musique d'eau
Below are somemore comments about La musique d'eau that a few introduction to philosophy students shared with me. I'm very happy to hear such positive responses, and I can't wait to work more on animated water tunes.

"I attended the Animated Aqua Audio last Thursday and found it to be very relaxing after a long day of classes. It was interesting to hear some of the popular music chosen that I had never really thought of as being related to water, and I really enjoyed the song by A Perfect Circle. The best part was the multi-media work by Corpus Aquaticus & Shado. Was that you reading the Rumi poetry? It sounded a bit like guided meditation and it was hard for me to stay awake at times... not from lack of interest... very cool. When you guys end up selling it, I'd love to have a copy and know a couple other people who would as well."
"i also attended the water music night. sorry this comment is so late. i was really nervous about it because i had no idea what to expect. I was really hoping to see it performed live but after attending, i understand how insanly difficult that would have been. I didn't really like the peice that was composed by the professor, it was too chaotic for me..i didn't like the imaging he did at all (but that is just my opinion). i really enjoyed the peice that you composed. it was really relaxing at the same time, it had a great beat. i had no idea what to expect, and i was pleasantly surprised. I would have liked to have seen more natural images of water to go along with the music... overall, i enjoyed it!"
"I am writing this in response to your water presentation.
First allow me to express the high level of satisfaction I got from it, it
was marvelous. It’s amazing what sort of things can be achieved with
today’s technology. I think you and your friends really had high level of
coordination set between the music and the images. Since you mentioned in
class that you will be editing this version to an even better one I will
talk about the things I liked and things that may have been more appealing
if changed. Let me say that I liked it all, and that you will most likely
get different reviews from everyone. Therefore, I think you should go with
what appeals to you best, after all it is “your” creation. When one asks
why? in philosophy we’ll always get different reasons do to myriad of
reasons, one such reason is the environment in which one has been brought
up. The slide show you presented had many pluses that I will point out a
few of; those are the music, images, and you standing there and telling us
what the upcoming slideshow was about. Music was also good, (did you look
up Enigma?) you may like it. I tried to find the CD for you, but my room is
going through an exam phase at the moment. I would really like it if you
enhanced more or added more of the one that you and your friend created your self.
Bottom line I think the effort both of you put into this really paid off.
Good job."
"I attented the water animation event. I thought that it was really interesting and visually stunning. I really liked how the animation went right with the different graphics. It made water more interesting. I'm not sure if it changed my idea of water. However, it was really interesting. Thanks making the video for water ways. I know that it must have taken a very long time."
"I really enjoyed the La musique d'eau last week. When I originally sat down in the classroom to watch it I felt like I was going to be bored for two hours. I soon found myself in a state of relaxation. It wasn't boring, yet soothing. I enjoyed listening to the water. It made me feel like I was watching a rainstorm or a waterfall. It also inspired me to visit a waterfall. I realized I had never seen one and I'm hoping to go sometime this summer to see one."

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