Friday, November 17, 2017

Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (Portugese Subtitles)

Crazy Wisdom is the long-awaited feature documentary to explore the life, teachings, and "crazy wisdom" of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, a pivotal figure in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Called a genius, rascal, and social visionary; 'one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the 20th century,' and 'the bad boy of Buddhism,' Trungpa defied categorization. Raised and trained in the rigorous Tibetan monastic tradition, Trungpa came to the West and shattered our preconceived notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave - he openly smoked, drank, and had intimate relations with students - yet his teachings are recognized as authentic, vast, and influential. Twenty years after his death, with unprecedented access and exclusive archival material, Crazy Wisdom looks at the man and the myths about him, and attempts to set the record straight.
Lisa Leeman, Producer

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Bodhisattva’s Garland of Jewels


The Bodhisattva’s Garland of Jewels

by Atiśa Dīpaṃkara
In the language of India: Bodhisattvamaṇyāvalī
In the language of Tibet: changchub sempé norbü trengwa
In the English language: The Bodhisattva’s Garland of Jewels
Homage to great compassion!
Homage to the deities who inspire faith and devotion!
Homage to the masters!
Be done with doubt and indecision,
And embrace your practice with all your heart.
Shake off lethargy, dullness and laziness,
And strive always with enthusiasm and joy.
Mindful, vigilant and careful,
Guard the doorways of your senses at every moment.
Three times each day, three times at night,
Again and again, examine your thoughts.
Make plain your own failings,
But don’t look for faults in others.
Make known the good points of others,
But keep quiet about your own best qualities.
Let go of craving for gain and honour,
And give up the urge for profit or fame.
Cultivate love and compassion,
And make your bodhicitta stable.
Avoid the ten unwholesome actions,
And make your faith and confidence be strong.
With few wants, be content with what you have,
And with gratitude repay any kindness you receive.
Overcome anger and arrogance,
And let humility rule your mind.
Give up any unwholesome kind of living,
And pursue a livelihood in keeping with the Dharma.
Do away with your addiction to material things,
And adorn yourself with the riches of the Āryas.
The wealth of faith, of discipline,
Generosity and learning,
Decency, self-control,
And wisdom—such are the seven riches.
These most sacred forms of wealth
Are seven treasures that never run out.
Do not speak of this to those who are not human.
Leave all busyness and distraction behind,
And dwell instead in seclusion and solitude.
Refrain from meaningless chatter,
And always keep a check on what you say.
Whenever you see your master or preceptor,
Offer to serve them with devotion and respect.
Those who possess enlightened vision
And those first setting out upon the path—
Regard them both as your spiritual teachers.
Whenever you see any sentient beings,
Regard them as your parents or your children.
Don’t befriend those who act in harmful ways;
Instead rely on true spiritual friends.
Drop any feelings of hostility or ill will,
And be happy, wherever you choose to go.
Avoid getting attached to anything at all,
And stay free from craving and desire.
Attachment not only keeps you from happy births,
It kills the very life of liberation.
Should you find a way to peace and happiness,
Strive constantly to put it into practice.
Whatever task you set out to do,
Accomplish that very thing first.
This way, everything will turn out well;
If not, nothing will succeed.
Never take pleasure in acts that harm.
And when thoughts of superiority creep in,
There and then, deflate your self-importance,
And recall your master’s personal advice.
Or whenever you feel discouraged or inadequate,
Raise your spirits and encourage yourself.
And always meditate on emptiness.
Should the objects of attachment or aversion appear,
View them as no more than illusions or projections.
Should you hear unpleasant words,
Consider them nothing more than echoes.
Should you suffer physical harm,
See it as the result of your past actions.
Keep entirely to solitude, far away from town,
And, like the carcass of some wild animal,
Stay hidden in nature by yourself,
Free of all entanglement and attachment.
Always keep up your pledges and commitments,
And should laziness or procrastination strike,
Immediately take note of your errors, one by one,
And remind yourself of the heart of your discipline.
Whenever you meet another person,
Speak calmly, sincerely and truthfully.
Take care not to frown or glare,
And always wear a cheerful smile.
And when you’re with those you see every day,
Don’t be stingy, but be happy to give,
And banish all feelings of envy.
So as to protect others’ peace of mind,
Stay clear of quarrels of any kind,
And be patient and always forbearing.
Don’t flatter, or be a fickle friend,
But be steadfast and reliable all the time.
Never disparage or belittle other people,
But treat everyone with respect.
When giving advice or instructions,
Do so with compassion and a genuine wish to help.
Be sure never to criticize the teachings.
Set your sights on what inspires you most,
And, through the ten forms of Dharma practice,[1]
Exert yourself in sessions, day and night.
Among others, keep a check on your speech;
When alone, keep a check on your mind.
Whatever virtues you amass in the past, present and future,
Dedicate them all towards great, unsurpassable awakening,
Share your merit among all sentient beings,
And with the seven branch practice,
Continually make great prayers of aspiration.
Practising like this, you will complete
Accumulations of both merit and wisdom,
And eliminate the two forms of obscuration.
You will make this human life meaningful,
And, in time, gain unsurpassable awakening.
This concludes the Bodhisattva’s Garland of Jewels, composed by the great Indian paṇḍita Dīpaṃkara Śrījñāna.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Terence McKenna's True Hallucinations (Full Movie) HD

Terence McKenna's True Hallucinations is an experimental documentaryabout the chaos at La Chorrera, the imagination, time, the Logos, belief, hope, madness, and doubt.Created by Peter Bergmann, this project is an expansion of ideas first presented in "The Transcendental Object At The End Of Time". In 1971, Terence McKenna, along with his brother Dennis and three other companions, ventured by plane, boat, and foot to the paradisical Colombian mission town of La Chorrera, where they hoped to encounter the elusive psychedelic oo-koo-hé. Fate would have it otherwise. Their attention soon turned to the large numbers of Stropharia Cubensis that they lucked upon, and before long, Terence and especially Dennis were formulating the psychopharmacological "experiment at La Chorrera" which would eventually give rise to Terence's expanded Jungian notion of the UFO as human oversoul, and his I Ching based TimeWave Theory which holds, among other things, that history as we know it is accelerating and, in fact, will come to a major concrescence. Based on the underground classic book and talking book 'True Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Author's Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil's Paradise', this tale of alchemical understanding is a deep dive into the young minds of the McKenna brothers, and an effort to provide some kind of visual aid and emotional center to a much larger story, with details scattered through hundreds of talks. Featuring unearthed photos and notebook pages which have never been seen by the public since generated in 1971. Special Thanks to Dennis McKenna, Klea McKenna, Kathleen Harrison and Stephanie Schmitz, since their contributions of documents, and approval were crucial in making this film a reality. I've spent a lot of effort, time, and money on these projects, please consider supporting the movies:Through iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/artist/we-pl... (purchase any song or album) On Spotify: On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5BqIQ...Thank You! Stream the soundtrack for the movie on Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/user/wpahp/p... VISUALS BYHakan Hisim, Titan, hArDyTRSi, XX, Epoch, Cabbibo,Nuance, Kyklop, SQNY, Calcifer, cocoon, quite,Coronoid, Traction, Ovnimoon, TAS, PharaOM,Luke Brown, Myztico Campo, Schizo(to be updated soon) Please like/comment/share/subscribeThanks for watching!Peter Bergmann / We Plants Are Happy Plants Terence McKenna's True Hallucinations



Terence McKenna's True Hallucinations (Full Movie) HD

Monday, November 13, 2017

Terence Mckenna: You simply have to turn your back on a culture that has gone sterile and dead


Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) was an American ethnobotanistmysticpsychonautlecturerauthor, and an advocate for the responsible use of naturally occurring psychedelic plants. He spoke and wrote about a variety of subjects, including psychedelic drugs, plant-based entheogensshamanismmetaphysicsalchemylanguagephilosophyculturetechnologyenvironmentalism, and the theoretical origins of human consciousness. He was called the "Timothy Leary of the '90s",[1][2] "one of the leading authorities on the ontological foundations of shamanism",[3] and the "intellectual voice of rave culture".[4]

More on Terence Mckenna via Wikipedia.


Eight Verses of Training the Mind


(Image courtesy of rigpawiki.org)

Eight Verses of Training the Mind

by Geshe Langri Thangpa
  1. By thinking of all sentient beings
    As more precious than a wish-fulfilling jewel
    For accomplishing the highest aim,
    I will always hold them dear.
  2. Whenever I’m in the company of others,
    I will regard myself as the lowest among all,
    And from the depths of my heart
    Cherish others as supreme.
  3. In my every action, I will watch my mind,
    And the moment destructive emotions arise,
    I will confront them strongly and avert them,
    Since they will hurt both me and others.
  4. Whenever I see ill-natured beings,
    Or those overwhelmed by heavy misdeeds or suffering,
    I will cherish them as something rare,
    As though I’d found a priceless treasure.
  5. Whenever someone out of envy
    Does me wrong by attacking or belittling me,
    I will take defeat upon myself,
    And give the victory to others.
  6. Even when someone I have helped,
    Or in whom I have placed great hopes
    Mistreats me very unjustly,
    I will view that person as a true spiritual teacher.
  7. In brief, directly or indirectly,
    I will offer help and happiness to all my mothers,
    And secretly take upon myself
    All their hurt and suffering.
  8. I will learn to keep all these practices
    Untainted by thoughts of the eight worldly concerns.
    May I recognize all things as like illusions,
    And, without attachment, gain freedom from bondage.
To download these Eight Verses of Training the Mind, translations and more information, please visit lotsawahouse.org.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Poet Lawrence Raab at Butler University 3.23.2010

Poet Lawrence Raab spoke at Butler University in the spring of 2010 as part of Butler's Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series. Visit Butler's website for more information: http://www.butler.edu/writers-studio/...


Beau Sia's "Give Yourself Permission"

Beau Sia's "Give Yourself Permission"


Beau Sia is a Tony Award-winning slam poet. His work has been anthologized in Poetry Nation: The North American Anthology of Fusion Poetry (1998), Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry (2000), and How to Make a Living as a Poet (2005), among other collections. He has appeared in films, including Hitch (2005), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), and Rachel Getting Married (2008), and appeared on Broadway in Def Poetry Jam (2003), for which he won a Tony Award. Sia’s work has been covered by publications including Salon.com and the New York Daily News. He has performed all over the world and facilitated workshops for Urban Word NYC and Youth Speaks. Here he performs "Give Yourself Permission" during Taylor Mali's Page meets Stage series. Beau shared the evening with George Watsky.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Three Liberating Insights by Haemin Sunim

Three Liberating Insights by Haemin Sunim





Click here for quotes and excerpts from The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim via Goodreads.com.

Jam of the Day: My Mix

So I just found this cool feature on YouTube where they make a mix of music you've listened to and add new songs based on what you've played. It's actually fairly accurate of my current state of being. Here ya go:



Art by Hiraki Sawa


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtW1S5EbHgU&list=RDMMrtW1S5EbHgU&index=1

Friday, November 10, 2017

The most Important message that Terence Mckenna left Humanity

The most Important message that Terence Mckenna left Humanity


From a talk on his book: "Food of the Gods," in Santa Monica 1992. He describes the dawn of civilization (Empires from 10kya to now) as an aberation in the evolution of human consciousness. We are lost in our minds and can no longer see our real place in the cosmos. The solution is to stop consuming our given culture, and instead create your own. (Focus on the overall message about the state of our human predicament (at about 11min mark), and dont get too lost in the nuances of his academic argument.)


Sebastian Junger & Joe Rogan on How Social Media Is Damaging Humans


Joe Rogan talks to Sebastian Junger about how smartphones and social media are having a negative effect on humanity on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, JRE 1034. Full podcast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iurXF...
Joe Rogan and Sebastian Junger talk about smartphones and social media and the pros and cons of this technology for humanity as a whole. Sebastian Junger tells Joe Rogan that he doesn't have an iphone or android because he thinks smartphones are damaging to humans and cause anxiety and depression. Junger refers to it as anti-social media and while Rogan sees more benefit in this technology, he does agree with Junger that it could be having a negative effect on our mental health. Joe Rogan talks about smartphones, social media, facebook, twitter, iphones, technology, human social behavior and other topics with Sebastian Junger on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, JRE 1034.



Ikkyu Watches an Old Man Dance




Ikkyu Watches an Old Man Dance


The broken man
between the trees
dances in the dawn
& becomes—for a moment—
He steps from their grayness
Ikkyu knows there's no sorrow
a child of sunlight & yearning
than this either.
greater than this, no joy greater


- John Guzlowski

Thursday, November 9, 2017

#micropoetry 9

(Photo courtesy, franklinarts.com)


Night of smoke & sadness
Night of broken eyes on moonlight
Aeons of night
Opal night
Hungry night

Put the night in yr mouth & say a prayer


#micropoetry




Originally written by @caswojciech November 5th, 2017.

Jordan Peterson on Nietzsche, Jung, Truth, & Chaos w/ Joe Rogan

Jordan Peterson on Nietzsche, Jung, Truth, & Chaos w/ Joe Rogan

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

#micropoetry 8



I've scalded my tongue on starlight

I am suture & rainfall,

there is less & less of me
a wilderness of dark granite—
to die
day by day.

#micropoetry




Originally written by @caswojciech on November 6th, 2017.

Leonard Cohen September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016





Monday, November 6, 2017

Slang Aperature, A Short Film by Khalik Allah

"All I want to do in this life is express Truth, Beauty and Goodness." - Khalik Allah


A Documentary Film on Photography & Photographer Khalik Allah Directed, Shot & Edited by Original Author Allah










Khalik Allah (b.1985) is a New York-based photographer and filmmaker whose work has been described as "street opera" simultaneously visceral, hauntingly beautiful and penetrative.Khalik's passion for photography was sparked when he began photographing members of the Wu-Tang Clan with a camera he borrowed from his dad.Real and raw, his profoundly personal work goes beyond street photography.  His eye for daring portraiture and bold aesthetics takes us into an entire world.While the people he photographs on the corner of 125th and Lexington Avenue in Harlem have been his central inspiration, his work also extends to documentary film with “Field Niggas”, a chronicle of summer of nights spent at the intersection of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. The film takes its name from Malcolm X’s famous lecture, “Message to the Grassroots.”Khalik shoots with a manual, analogue film camera, as photography and film-making form a venn diagram in his work.  
KhalikAllah.com

Khalik Allah via Tumblr

Khalik Allah via Facebook


Sunday, November 5, 2017

#micropoetry 7

(Photo courtesy, katepitner.com)

Until every scar is the color of rain & the moon rests quietly in my rib cage, tonight's broken prayers mended w/ every memory of you.
 #micropoetry


Originally written by @caswojciech Nov. 5, 2017.

#micropoetry 6


(Image courtesy, miriadna.com)

One drop of light splits the window & seizes the mercy of years & smoke that circles the illusion that suffering makes pure

#micropoetry




Originally tweeted by @caswojciech 10/20/2017 via Twitter.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Jam of the Day: Makaya McCraven - Three Fifths A Man

Jam of the Day: Makaya McCraven - Three Fifths A Man

To purchase and/or stream Makaya McCraven's album In The Moment (2015), via bandcamp, click here.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Michael Tsarion - The Posthuman World (Full Lecture)

Through his association with the Paul Solomon Foundation and his own world-renowned grandfather, Tara Singh, Michael witnessed at close hand key figures and orgs in the “New Age Movement,” and was able to see not only the movement's occult underpinnings but its ability to create specific forms of delusion and magical child syndrome in those who blindly follow most Eastern and New Age precepts and personalities.

After a third short visit to the United States, in 1988, Michael moved permanently to the Bay Area in late 1989. Thereafter, for ten solid years, he studied film, philosophy and esoteric subjects intensely, eventually leading to his first television and radio appearances in 1998. That same year he created his first website, taroscopes.com, which featured his Taroscopic Mystery School. The website and online school are dedicated to the research and advancement of the four great Hermetic arts, and accepts members from all parts of the globe.


In 2007, Michael wrote his third book, Astro-Theology and Sidereal Mythology
and subsequently toured Britain, Europe and Australia, giving one-of-a-kind presentations
 on: 

- The Western Magical Tradition
- The Hermetic Arts of Divination
- Atlantis & Prehistoric Civilizations
- The Occult History of Ireland
- Astro-Theology
- Subversive Symbolism
- Symbolic Literacy
- Psychic Vampirism 
- Germanophobia
- The Female Illuminati

- The War on Consciousness


Excerpt of Michael Tsarion's Bio taken from MichaelTsarion.com.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Alan Watts - The World As Emptiness



Alan Watts - The World As Emptiness [HQ]





Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology. Watts became an Episcopal priest in 1945, then left the ministry in 1950 and moved to California, where he joined the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies.
Watts gained a large following in the San Francisco Bay Area while working as a volunteer programmer at KPFA, a Pacifica Radio station in Berkeley. Watts wrote more than 25 books and articles on subjects important to Eastern and Western religion, introducing the then-burgeoning youth culture to The Way of Zen (1957), one of the first bestselling books on Buddhism. In Psychotherapy East and West (1961), Watts proposed that Buddhism could be thought of as a form of psychotherapy and not a religion. He considered Nature, Man and Woman (1958) to be, "from a literary point of view—the best book I have ever written."[2] He also explored human consciousness, in the essay "The New Alchemy" (1958), and in the book The Joyous Cosmology (1962).
Towards the end of his life, he divided his time between a houseboat in Sausalito and a cabin on Mount Tamalpais. Many of his books are now available in digital format and many of his recorded talks and lectures are available on the Internet. According to the critic Erik Davis, his "writings and recorded talks still shimmer with a profound and galvanizing lucidity."[3]

Alan Watts Biography via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Watts

#micropoetry 5

(Image courtesy of DOI)


Explosions of moon.
My eyes broken
on the mesa's secret wind.
What hidden seed will
medicate my hours
w/ the light of all space?

#SenseWrds 331 #micropoetry by casimir wojciech

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Haemin Sunim



(Image courtesy, Matt Wisniewski, via @haeminsunim)

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim (excerpt)

1.
If I had to summarize the entirety
of most people’s
lives in a few words,
it would be endless resistance to what is.
As we resist, we are in constant motion
trying to adjust,
and yet we still remain unhappy about what is.

If I had to summarize the entirety of an enlightened
person’s life in a few words,
it would be complete acceptance of what is.
As we accept what is, our minds are relaxed
and composed
while the world changes rapidly around us.

2.
When you lower yourself, the world elevates you.
When you elevate yourself, the world lowers you.
When you arrive at the peak of enlightenment,
you will understand:
Your peak is the same height as your neighbor’s.
At the peak, you see everyone’s holiness.

3.
For spiritual practitioners,
relationships are the final test.
Even if you have awakened to your enlightened nature,
there is still further to go in your spiritual journey
if you’re not living harmoniously with others.

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Jam of the Day: Sonny's Crib by Sonny Clark

Though less celebrated than other mainstays in bop and Jazz, one of the seminal albums of the late 1950, Sonny's Crib boasts a now legendary lineup consisting of:

Sonny Clark - piano
Donald Byrd - trumpet
Curtis Fuller - trombone
John Coltrane - tenor saxophone
Paul Chambers - bass
Art Taylor - drums

"Sonny's Crib is a phenomenal recording, one that opened the door to hard bop becoming the norm in the late '50s, and one that drew deft, imaginative performances from all its players." - Thom Jurek, Allmusic.com


Saturday, October 21, 2017

#micropoetry 3

(Photo courtesy, Huffington Post)

In the nectar of silence,
maps to the other side.

Between breaths, 
another world 
beckons.

Nurture the vision.

Lower the bridge.

#micropoetry #SatLines

#micropoetry 2

(Photo courtesy, @queenbukowski)


I awake,

breath entombed

in moonlight.
Dreams & memories
stray
like ashes
crumbled in yr fingers.
touching the mouth of the air.

#micropoetry #pinkprompt

Friday, October 20, 2017

Jam of the Day: Torii Wolf - Shadows Crawl ft. DJ Premier

Jam of the Day: Torii Wolf - Shadows Crawl ft. DJ Premier

#micropoetry 1

(Photo courtesy, Gomerblog)

In the ER lobby,
a sign on the nurse's desk:
"Be nice or leave."

Lightheaded & hungry,
all day I watched people
walk out that door.

#micropoetry