domingo, 30 de novembro de 2008

The Dalai Lama and the video Karmapa

The Dalai Lama, is considering appointing a regent to lead the Tibetan movement after his death until his reincarnation is old enough to take over_ the Karmapa

The idea was discussed this week at an unprecedented meeting of 600 Tibetan exiles in Dharamsala, the northern Indian town where the Dalai Lama set up his government in exile after fleeing Tibet in 1959. Dalai Lama’s statement

terça-feira, 25 de novembro de 2008

Look Deeply into the Palm of Your Hand

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.

Your hand proves that you have never been born and you will never die. The thread of life has never been interrupted from time without beginning until now. Previous generations, all the way back to single cell beings, are present in your hand at this moment. You can observe and experience this. Your hand is always available as a subject for meditation.

-- Thich Nhat Hanh, Present Moment, Wonderful Moment(via Tricycle)

sexta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2008

super heroes

In our real history, we have superheroes who have fought for people in suffering with their love, courage, and via

entre livros e educação

  1. Nunca fui à bybos, não gosto de supermercados de livros, (no blog LER várias opiniões), e na minha opinião os, deviam fazer um workshop tipo radical_ descer o rio arado sem telemóvel, para ganharem mais awareness.
  2. Também não me apetece dormir com um tubarão a olhar para mim, caso do hotel no Dubai_ indecente.
  3. É o fim das grandes obras faraónicas e dinossáuricas e o príncipio das pequenas coisas que fazem a diferença.
  4. Fui a uma loja de limpeza a seco e a dona ofereceu-me um café. Simpático.
  5. Apanhei um táxi e enquanto discutia alegremente a vantagem dos ovos sobre as manifs, o taxista disse-me que um carro onde ia o Medina Carreira nos seguia. É isso mesmo. Amanhã outro dia virá.
  6. Vi, juro que vi o JCB hoje no Curto Circuito (Sic Radical) e os apresentadores portaram-se tão bem_ah!

quarta-feira, 19 de novembro de 2008


A young man was talking to a friend about having his mother over for dinner the previous night: "After dinner mum and I were sitting in the lounge and we started chatting about life, death, the quality of life and eventually the discussion got around to dying with dignity." I said to mum: "Don't ever let me live life like a vegetable, dependent on machines and liquids from a bottle. If you see me like that, I want you to just pull the plug. I would rather die than live like that." Mum looked at me admiringly, got up and unplugged my TV, DVD, computer, I-Pod, X-Box and mobile phone. Then she threw out everything in my liquor cabinet and emptied my fridge of beer." "(Favourite expletive here),I swear I nearly died!"

sábado, 15 de novembro de 2008

hands_ mãos_ nada na manga

Tibetan Language_teacher

Dear Conceicao,

I email you with a question of you could help us finding a teacher (or 2
teachers) for our 2nd and 3rd year Tibetan Language course starting in March
Maybe it can be done by one teacher as the classes for both years are 6 times a
week for 2 hours. Thosamling Institute is a new Institute situated in Sidhpur
near Dharamsala, India. It is an International Institute for Buddhist Women,
and is mainly a nunnery for Buddhist nuns to reside and to study. Our programs
are also open for laypeople. See our website

The teachers need good knowledge of Tibetan general and grammar, but specially
Dharma teachings/vocabulary. Good knowledge of English and English Dharma
vocabulary. Students are guided through a series of recorded teachings from our
Geshe Tsewang Nyima (2nd year) and His Holiness the Dalai Lama,(3rd year) the
course teacher providing relevant vocabulary as well as valuable advice that is
not readily available in any textbook. For second as well as for the third
year, Classes are held 3 times per week, each class running for 2 hours.

We really need good teachers and I thought maybe you know people arround who are
already translating etc. who like to have a job like this.

For one class the salary can be 6000 rs a month with free accomodation and food.
It is not much but we are situated in India. If they takes 2 classes it will be

I hope you can help us with finding a suitable teacher. please email us to

Thank you for your help,
With kind regards,

Ani Tenzin Sangmo
Director Thosamling

update:Dear Chamtrul Rimpochee: Thank you so much for helping us. I am sure something will work out, the 2 teachers/translators can start in March.... so we still have some time. The new first year teacher we found already. So things are working out...Thank you for helping us. With kind regards, Ani Tenzin Sangmo

women against sarah palin

We are not in the habit of criticizing women in the public sphere, as we usually feel we should support our female compatriots with as much encouragement as we can. However, Sarah Palin's record is anti-woman. Feminism is not simply about achieving the power and status typically held by men. It's about protecting and supporting the rights of women of all classes, races, cultures, and beliefs. Palin's record and beliefs do not align with this. She was chosen by John McCain specifically because he believes that American women will vote for any female candidate regardless of their qualifications. He is wrong.
neste site

o jaguar_the movie

um bom filme para ver com amigos, e lembrar aquela canção de Bruel "rendez-vous dans 10 ans"

hoje estou assim

sento-me, vejo filmes, como tudo o q engorda e não atendo o telefone.

sexta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2008

The Matrix runs on (out) Windows

no blog « Musings from an overworked translator

born in tak sang

The 10th Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche was recognized by H.H. 16th Karmapa, who saw through His undiluted wisdom eye the birthplace, the name of the parents, the year and sign of birth and thus gave clear indication. Nyenpa Rinpoche was born in a family of practitioners; Sangye Lekpa and the mother Karma Tshewang Choden, who resided at Guru Rinpoche’s temple, the Tiger Nest Phatro Tagtsang in Bhutan. He was invited to Rumtek Monastery where he was enthroned by H.H. Karmapa and given the name of Karma Palden Rangjung Thrinle Kunkyab Tenpe Gyaltsen Pal Sangpo. At the age of 5 he started his studies, writing and reading as well as the outer and inner sciences relying on H.H. Karmapa, H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and other great masters. In particular he received from H.H. the novice and Bodhisattva vows, many empowerments of the highest Yoga Tantra, instructions on Chagchen Da Ser, Marig Münsel (Eliminating the Darkness of Ignorance), Chöku Tzubtsug (Poiting out the Dharmakaya) etc. and thus was introduced to the ultimate realisation. He completed 10 years of studies at the Nalanda Institute in Rumtek and obtained the title of an Acharya. Thereafter he was teaching for 3 years at the institute. Nyenpa Rinpoche is one of the most learned Rinpoches in both philosophy and tantric rituals. Presently he lives in his monastery Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Kathmandu, Nepal giving teachings to the monks and other disciples. The rest of the time he spends in retreat.

no site

terça-feira, 11 de novembro de 2008


"In Sanskrit, Dharmata means "truth", or the way things are in reality. Since collectively and individually- peace, freedom and happiness, unfolds only through realizing Dharmata; all of our efforts are directed towards helping as many people as possible, enter into this liberating realization. Our main focus is honoring the timeless Dharma, which transcends all cultural and philosophical bondage that has accumulated throughout the ages. And also honoring the pure essence of Buddha Shakyamuni's brilliant wisdom, where in the direct and unmistakable path to inner awakening is already illuminated." in site


ex de um olhar variado quando se faz fotografia_é o tal "não sei quê" que faz a diferença.
passeava e de repente _ à muito, muito tempo, era eu uma jovem_ senti que alguém olhava para mim, olhei e vi uns olhos penetrantes mistura de alegria e tristeza: por me ter visto, por me perder no segundo seguinte?! Será que se cruzou comigo hoje? Não sei mas desejo que esteja bem!
belas fotos aqui

sábado, 8 de novembro de 2008

pai natal A constestação dos professores no googlemaps
e que dizer a alguém q n ouve.... saber mudar é sinal de alto Q.I. Portugal está acordar de um coma profundo_o futuro nos dirá se sobreviverá. Acho que sim, quero acreditar nisso para n perder o meu afecto por este meu país, e acredito no pai natal... e nos


este restaurante fragmentosdeumavida

sexta-feira, 7 de novembro de 2008

Generation X

"Generation X, or those born between 1961 and 1981, have long been identified by sociologists as reluctant to get involved, individualistic and cynical. But "now it is our time. There is right now a desperate, urgent sense of 'stand up and change things,'" said Jeff Gordinier, editor-at-large for men's fashion magazine Details and author of a recent book, "X saves the World." "People are tired of ideological arguments," .... "It is a boring show. We are tired of right and left. The idea is building bridges between people who usually would disagree." in

dica do dia

Sometimes the Subject line of an e-mail message is all you need: “Meet me at the theater at 7:45.” If you use Gmail and get annoyed by its worried alert box about the lack of body text, there is a simple fix to save a mouse click. Just type EOM (short for End of Message) after the text on the subject line and fire away. The message will be sent post haste.
nota:nas minhas recomendações de textos do NYT na lista ao lado e só funciona com a palavra INGLESA = EOM

terça-feira, 4 de novembro de 2008

a áfrica tutsi

A áfrica que não é minha_ há anos aconteceu o genocídio tutsi, e nessa altura um deles disse-me: "Não esqueço, não perdou, e o meu povo vingar-se-à." ler tb A vingança é um prato frio que não distingue inocentes de culpados. No fundo talvez sejamos todos culpados, nesta nossa condição humana, pouco humanista. É triste ver aqueles que apoiaram tais actos hoje chorarem lágrimas de crocodilo. O que me faz lembrar esta estória de um sábio tibetano:
"When you take a leap into the phenomenal world, you may think it is a very bold and heroic thing to do. However, you might awake, as if from a dream, and find yourself in the mouth of a crocodile." "Yes, that's exactly it, that's right . . . but what do we do now?" was the obvious question. "When you are in the crocodile's mouth, you have to carefully examine every tooth."

domingo, 2 de novembro de 2008

Livro do Desassossego

Gostei de ler este post pois tb o Livro do Desassossego é um dos meus preferidos, o que seria deste livro compilado pelo próprio?
"Não faço teorias a respeito da vida. Se ela é boa ou má não sei, não penso." e que dizer desta expo sobre o livro?
Inquérito OLAM: Rui Lage « Os Livros Ardem Mal
"Em vão se procura perceber como foi possível, de onde veio, e para onde vai o Livro do Desassossego. Mas uma conclusão se pode tirar: o desassossego do título é um desassossego universal. Não universal de uma forma meramente retórica, como é costume dizer-se da obra Y ou do escritor X, quando, por exemplo, é agraciado com o Nobel. Universal em todo o alcance da palavra. Universal porque, tratando-se do desassossego de alguém que viveu quase anónimo, não interessa se ajudante de guarda-livros ou correspondente comercial na baixa lisboeta, e que talvez fosse Fernando Pessoa, pode ser o desassossego de qualquer outro anónimo, em qualquer outro tempo, lugar, língua, cidade. Uma prova? A quantidade de estrangeiros que, depois de lerem o Livro do Desassossego, de imediato o sentem e o adoptam como o livro da sua vida – e das suas vidas."