Meditation: a living mandala

OM AH HUM are symbols. What they indicate is vast.

  • white OM: the creative process (all creative processes), integration and embodiment, to intend and to follow through, all of manifestation
  • red AH: passion, excitement, attachment, aversion, the magnetic pull of anything or anyone, inspiration, motivation, admiration, ideas, images, or anything that interacts with the senses (positive/alluring or distasteful), and the ultimate voidness of it all
  • blue HUM: all that is universal like breathing, the needs of all beings, the unstoppable power of goodness and wisdom, the depth of being

Each moment is a mandala expressing. These primary factors display in myriad ways. May we all notice the usually noticed. May all beings awaken.

graphic: Magic Portal by lilya on DeviantArt

Posted in Consideration, Meditations | 2 Comments

No clouds

incoming_by_masscreation-d34b25mBird flitting
Mind flitting.
Bird landing
Mind abiding.

Sky open
Sky-like mind
No clouds
No clouds

Trees reach into always perfect space
Mind realizes its nature.

Photograph: Incoming by Matthew Pacunas on DeviantART

verse: donna

repost from April 2014

Posted in About meditation, Verses | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Meditation: a mandala expression

Everything in manifestation is a mandala expressing. Words are a mandala of sounds, meaning, interpretation, emotion and thought, as well as the mandala of interaction between sounder and those who hear the sounds/words/meanings. This is so whether the mandala is the sound of a Harley Davidson or a baby’s laughter.

Environment is a mandala. Each item in a meal is a mandala, then the meal as a whole is. But, so is the plethora of rain or irrigation, soil, sun, wind, growers, chemicals (if the food is non-organic), pickers, packers, transportation components and people.

You are a mandala and every second of your incarnated presence is a mandala. The layers of seen and unseen, recognized and unrecognized of you, everyone each of us knows, and everything that we could ever open to is a vast mandala unto itself (each item or person or moment), which -like a Mandelbrot set- is one fractal mandala within a vast array and display of mandalas. All of them are energy, are radiating, vibrating, and expressing.

Recognize Being.


Posted in Meditations | Leave a comment

Meditation: light, generosity, intention

Spontaneously, we used an additional mantra in this session. It was one given to students many years ago. It flowed well with the white, red, and blue of OM AH HUM.

The mantra is:

I am Soul, source of clear light; giver of dynamic life; director of all my intentions.

I am soul breathing.


Posted in Meditations | Leave a comment

Soften and Open, recordings from the Day of Meditation

As always, it was a joy to meditate with people dedicated to serving the world. The field locked in immediately.


Here is the Day of Meditation dates for this year (2021) plus the dates for the three 3-day online retreats. Please plan ahead!

Sat. January 2
Sat. February 6
Sat. March 6
Sat. April 3
Sat. May 1
Three-day: Friday-Sunday, June 4-6
Sat. July 10
Sat. August 7
Sat. September 11
Sat. October 2
Three-day: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 22-24
Sat. November 6
Sat. December 4


Posted in Human-ness, Life's Insights, Mahayana, Meditations, Mother Earth | Leave a comment