Slip quietly into non duality
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The Artists Role

This issue of Gentle Voice is titled ‘Art Unlimited’ and there are a multitude of different...

Dzigar Kontrol Rinpoche No. 47, oil on paper
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Expressing Truth

Dzigar Kontrol Rinpoche “For me, painting is a means to express the truth one discovers through...

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Art as Celebration of Unlimited Reality

By Jakob Leschly One of the things we need to remember about Buddhist art, and perhaps sacred art...

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    The Artists Role
    Slip quietly into non duality

    This issue of Gentle Voice is titled ‘Art Unlimited’ and there are a multitude of different forms of art: drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, computer generated art, digital graphics, pop art, minimal art, performance art, street art, indigenous art, architecture, music, dance, film, photography, the art of conversation, the art of seduction and so on…!  Types  Read more »

Feature Articles

    Cafe Conversation
    Tara Di

    An Interview with Tara Di By Kelly Roberts When I was asked if I would interview Tara for the Art Issue of the Gentle Voice, I have to admit, I was deeply excited and happy. It was about time that people heard what she had to say about her art and the topic of Thangka  Read more »

SI News

    Siddhartha’s Intent Europe
    SI Germany

    By Arne Schelling Siddharthas Intent Europe has opened a new City Centre in Berlin. It is located in the heart of Berlin and will be a centre for meditation, study, art, translation and other Rime activities. All visitors are whole heartedly welcome. Address: Güntzelstrasse 42, Gardenhouse, 3rd floor, 10789 Berlin, Germany Email:  arne.schelling@gmx.de for practice  Read more »

Project Updates

    Update on the Siddhartha School
    TSSleaf

    8th May 2012 Dear Sangha members Sincere thanks to all of you who have provided ongoing support and interest in The Siddhartha School (TSS) project and a special big thank you to all those who over the past seven years have donated funds and working hours. It has been a long journey with much enthusiasm,  Read more »

Arts & Media

    Be Inspired
    Rinpoche by Nancy Koh

    “ Just as the bee takes the nectar and leaves without damaging the colour or scent of the flower so do the wise move through the world.” The Buddha   All of us have memories of places, people and works of art that stick firmly in our minds. Amongst my remembered bright lights is the  Read more »

Dharma meals on wheels

By Tineke Adolphus

KITCHEN WISDOM
Use the utensils of your mind to
Stir the pot of presentness
Mix the dough of mindfulness
Sharpen the knife of awareness
Wash the glass of perceptions
and
Serve from the kitchen of loving - kindness

From One Taste, Vegetarian Home Cooking From Around the World By Sharon Crayton

Gentle Voice Online Issue 4

ART UNLIMITED



"If we believe in the continuity of mind, then love inconspicuously connects us to the ones we love with continuous positive energy, so that even tangible separations between people who love each other do not reduce the intangible power of love."
Thinley Norbu Rinpoche


Hello Everyone,
With the world so full of sad happenings, and in the case of our dear Tibetan brothers and sisters, tragic acts of despair many of us maybe feeling disheartened so as an inspiration here is Art – Unlimited.
This issue has come together with enthusiastic support from Teachers and students around the world. Thank you to all of you who have contributed both outwardly and inwardly.
May we all have an extraordinary Year of the Water Dragon with abundant displays of harmony, virtue, longevity and peace.

Pamela Croci – Editor
Sarah Mist – Production Designer

Sarasvati


Sarasvati, Deer Park Photo Noa Jones


SŔĪ SARASVATI STOTRAM.
Hymn to Shri Sarasvati.

YĀ KUNDEN DUTU SARĀH ADHA VALĀ
Your manifestations thoroughly destroy the afflictions like the scent of the jasmine flower,

YĀ SUBHRA VASTRĀ VRTĀ
your appearance radiantly beautiful, shining protector

YĀ VINĀ VARA DANDA MANDIT AKARĀ
sublimely playing a beautifully adorned vina,

YĀ SVETA PADM ĀSANĀ
your body brilliant white, seated in lotus asana.

YĀ BRAHMĀ ĆYUTA SANKARA
Your sacred resonance streams forth as auspicious

PRABHRTIR DEVAI SADĀ VANDITĀ
offerings and praises to the devas, a celebratory proclamation of purity.

SĀMĀM PĀTU SARASVATI BHAGAVATÃ NIH SESA JĀDYĀ PAHĀ
Sovereign Bhagavati Sarasvati, entirely dispelling, without remainder, any lack of discernment.

SARASVATI MAHĀ BHĀGE VIDYE KAMALA LOĆANE
I offer this hymn of praise to Sarasvati, the mighty patron of knowledge, the lotus eyed one,

VIDYA RPE VISĀ LĀKSHI VIDYĀM DEHI NAMO STUTE
wisdom taking form, distinguished queen, the very embodiment of awareness.

Happy Year of the Water Dragon


Waterdragon By Yeachin Tsai

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