domingo, 29 de novembro de 2009
quarta-feira, 25 de novembro de 2009
terça-feira, 24 de novembro de 2009
Nesta original e cativante alegoria espiritual, Chopra conta a história de um cómico e do seu invulgar «guru» para nos mostrar como é possível encontrar a esperança, a alegria e até a iluminação espiritual… através do riso. Mickey Fellows é um cómico de sucesso em Los Angeles. Tal como todos nós, tem medos, inseguranças e vícios. Quando é confrontado com uma tragédia - a morte do pai -, Mickey conhece Francisco, um misterioso desconhecido que vai mudar a sua vida. Através dos bizarros desafios e questões que Francisco levanta, Mickey vê-se obrigado a questionar tudo o que tomava por certo e a repensar a verdadeira natureza do seu ser. Após uma intensa reflexão - pontuada por bastante comédia - Mickey descobre que sempre usou o humor para disfarçar as suas fraquezas e inseguranças. Contudo, ao mesmo tempo, descobre que o humor autêntico pode ser a chave para a inspiração espiritual e para uma vida de harmonia e equilíbrio. Através da viagem espiritual de Mickey, o autor revela o poder regenerador do riso e do optimismo espiritual. Deus Está a Rir é um livro cheio de humor, inspiração e conselhos que mostra que a felicidade reside simplesmente no interior de cada um de nós.
Deus Está a Rir de Deepak Chopra
There Is a Creative Solution to Every Problem. Every Possibility Holds the Promise of Abundance.
The seventh principle is the antidote to failure. It tells us that every question includes its own answer. The only reason a problem arises before its solution is that our minds are limited - we think in terms of sequences, of before and after. Outside the narrow boundaries of time, problems and solutions arise at the same instant."Why is God Laughing: The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism" by Deepak Chopra, Harmony Books, 2008)
terça-feira, 17 de novembro de 2009
Greetings! You are among 5500 individuals and 60 teachers from all traditions who joined the Dalai Lama in signing the Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change.We are happy to announce the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) will present the Declaration and signatories to world leaders at the Copenhagen Climate Conference, December 7-18th. You may be interested to look at the analysis of signatories by country and affiliation. Others can still sign the Declaration.www.ecobuddhism.org continues to attract visitors from across the world—over 1.25 million in the last 12 months. You will find informed new articles and updates in the lead-up to COP-15…and beyond. We will continue to examine the challenge and opportunity of the climate crisis, in the light of integral, contemplative activism.A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency is a primer for the development of a pan-Buddhist policy for a safe-climate future. The book contains 60% new material not found on any website. Please consider purchasing a copy from Wisdom Publications, Snow Lion, Amazon or other online booksellers.With our sincere thanks for supporting the Declaration,
- Claro, isto é um assunto sério, desculpe. Olhe chefe, muito a sério, só há uma conclusão possível para esta investigação: os homens gostavam de comer bem. Também nisso são muito portugueses.
il y a 30 ans je découvrais une BD de Cosey : Jonathan. Ils rééditent cette saga en intégrale en plusieurs volumes. Le premier (qui contient les trois premiers albums) est sorti cette année. C'est ce dessinateur qui est l'auteur de la magnifique BD "Le Bouddha D'azur" dont je vous ai déjà parlé dans mon ancien blog.
Texte issu de Graphivore :
Aux confins du Népal et du Tibet, un jeune Occidental amnésique marche sur les traces de son passé. Son amnésie ne dure guère, mais la véritable épreuve commence : faire le deuil de son premier amour et pardonner à ses bourreaux finalement bien humains.
Rencontres mystérieuses, personnages attachants, Jonathan nous entraîne dans une aventure intérieure et contemporaine.
Voici plus de trente ans, Cosey nous présentait son « ami » Jonathan, son alter-ego de papier, son éclaireur sur les chemins de l'Orient. Le futur auteur de « À la Recherche de Peter Pan » entendait créer une bande dessinée qui lui ressemble, qui serait née de ses envies, de ses interrogations.
Dès le premier album, l'objectif était pleinement atteint ! Evitant de tirer sur la corde de l'amnésie, Cosey choisit de n'en retenir que le côté métaphorique et fait des premiers pas de Jonathan, un véritable voyage initiatique -qui est encore très loin d'être terminé ! Déjà hors du temps en 1977, Jonathan n'a pas pris une ride !
Lire cette « Intégrale », c'est aussi redécouvrir un itinéraire graphique qui va de pair avec le cheminement personnel de son auteur.
Des premières planches, fortement influencées par Derib, son professeur d'alors, à l'éclosion d'un style qui lui vaudra tous les honneurs, le parcours de Cosey/Jonathan vaut le détour ! Cette réédition est en outre agrémentée d'un cahier d'entretiens avec l'auteur-dessinateur , enrichi de nombreux croquis, aquarelles, illustrations inédites et documents personnels, ainsi que d'une préface de Claude B. Levenson, écrivain dont les connaissances sur le Tibet font autorité.
Ce Tome 1 reprend les titres suivants : « Souviens-toi, Jonathan », « Et la Montagne chantera pour toi », « Pieds nus sous les Rhododendrons ».
segunda-feira, 16 de novembro de 2009
Theresa is a PhD student, studying Aboriginal activism and social movements. Veganism was the next logical step in her critique of capitalism and exploitation.
domingo, 15 de novembro de 2009
A TORTO E A DIREITO----Debate sobre a actualidade da semana com Francisco Teixeira da Mota, Francisco José Viegas e João Pereira Coutinho, conduzido por Constança Cunha e Sá, aos sábados, entre as 22h e as 23h30 repetição ao domingo.
terça-feira, 10 de novembro de 2009
segunda-feira, 9 de novembro de 2009
sábado, 7 de novembro de 2009
quinta-feira, 5 de novembro de 2009
Ingredients:500 gr. firm tofu150 gr. sunflower seeds150 gr. pumpkin seeds1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped1 or 2 tablespoons of Tamari or Soy sauce3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil3 tablespoons of organic sunflower oilSalt and ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper1 ½ tablespoon of ginger powder2 teaspoons of curry powder
Preparation:Rinse the tofu and cut in small dices.Put in mixing bowl and mix with olive oil, sunflower oil, tamari, chopped onion, salt, cayenne pepper, ginger powder and curry.Marinate for ½ - 1 hour.In the meantime roast the seeds at medium heat constantly stirring until golden brown, and then set aside.Stir-fry the marinated tofu in a non-stick skillet or wok at high temperature for about 10 minutes until golden brown.Mix in the seeds and fry for 2 more minutes.Let the preparation cool until it can be processed.In the food processor pulse until it becomes a smooth pâté.When the preparation is too dry add olive oil and sunflower oil in equal parts to smoothen the pâtéPut the pâté in glass containers and keep refrigerated.Keeps well in the fridge for 5 á 6 days
Variations:Above is the basic recipe which can serve as a basis for many variations.· Adding stir-fried vegetables (carrots, broccolis, bell peppers, olives, etc.) maximum 1/3 of the volume of the tofu, to the food processor.· Adding fresh herbs (parsley, mint, thyme, oregano, rosemary etc) when stir-frying the tofu.· Adding fresh sprouts to the stir-fry for the last minute.· Adding different spices (e.g. mix of cumin seeds, cardamom, coriander, black pepper, mustard seeds, fenugreek, dry roasted and ground into powder).·
terça-feira, 3 de novembro de 2009
- A Galp têm uma família e um museu integrado no Museu da Pessoa, o museu vidas galp "que têm como objectivo resgatar a história da empresa de modo inovador: atravéz do testemunho dos seus colaboradores muitos dos quais já em situação de reforma."...ver também o museu da pessoa no brasil.
- Gosto do conceito de partilhar experiências de vida orais_ estórias deliciosas de pessoas ainda vivas_ cheias de energia, que não acabam como aquele índio de que fala Lévy-Strass em "Tristes trópicos": "tranquilamente a sua existência como porteiro da universidade da califórnia...ignorado por todos"......segundo o PÚBLICO, (Paulo Miguel Madeira) O antropólogo e etnólogo Claude Lévi-Strauss morreu na madrugada de sábado para domingo aos 100 anos, anunciou hoje a Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. aqui uma homenagem da Magnun Photos
- A sua obra continua e 100 anos é uma bela idade para partir.
segunda-feira, 2 de novembro de 2009
A City of Dreams
The late DILGO KHYENTSE RINPOCHE implores us to recognize the fleeting nature of the world.
THIS PRECIOUS human body, supreme instrument though it is for the attainment of enlightenment, is itself a transient phenomenon. No one knows when, or how, death will come. Bubbles form on the surface of the water, but the next instant they are gone, they do not stay. It is just the same with this precious human body we have managed to find. We take all the time in the world before engaging in the practice, but who knows when this life of ours will simply cease to be? And once our precious human body is lost, our mindstream, continuing its existence, will take birth perhaps among the animals, or in one of the hells or god realms where spiritual development is impossible. Even life in a heavenly state, where all is ease and comfort, is a situation unsuitable for practice, on account of the constant dissipation and distraction that are features of the gods’ existence.
At present, the outer universe—earth, stones, mountains, rocks, and cliffs—seems to the perception of our senses to be permanent and stable, like the house built of reinforced concrete that we think will last for generations. In fact, there is nothing solid to it at all; it is nothing but a city of dreams.
In the past, when the Buddha was alive surrounded by multitudes of arhats and when the teachings prospered, what buildings must their benefactors have built for them! It was all impermanent; there is nothing left to see now but an empty plain. In the same way, at the universities of Vikramashila and Nalanda, thousands of panditas spent their time instructing enormous monastic assemblies. All impermanent! Now, not even a single monk or volume of Buddha’s teachings are to be found there.
Take another example from the more recent past. Before the arrival of the Chinese Communists, how many monasteries were there in what used to be called Tibet, the Land of Snow? How many temples and monasteries were there, like those in Lhasa, at Samye and Trandruk? How many precious objects were there, representations of the Buddha’s Body, Speech, and Mind? Now not even a statue remains. All that is left of Samye is something the size of this tent, hardly bigger than a stupa. Everything was either looted, broken, or scattered, and all the great images were destroyed. These things have happened and this demonstrates impermanence.
Think of all the lamas who came and lived in India, such as Gyalwa Karmapa, Lama Kalu Rinpoche, and Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche; think of all the teachings they gave, and how they contributed to the preservation of the Buddha’s doctrine. All of them have passed away. We can no longer see them and they remain only as objects of prayer and devotion. All this is because of impermanence. In the same way we should try to think of our fathers; mothers, children and friends. . . . When the Tibetans escaped to India, the physical conditions were too much for many of them and they died. Among my acquaintances alone, there were three or four deaths every day. That is impermanence. There is not one thing in existence that is stable and lasts.
If we have an understanding of impermanence, we will be able to practice the sacred teachings. But if we continue to think that everything will remain as it is, then we will be just like rich people still discussing their business projects on their deathbeds! Such people never talk about the next life, do they? It goes to show that an appreciation of the certainty of death has never touched their hearts. That is their mistake, their delusion.
From Enlightened Courage by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, ©1993, 2006 Editions Padmakara. Reprinted by arrangement with Snow Lion Publications, snowlionpub.com.
domingo, 1 de novembro de 2009
ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
This month the excitement is over. You can sit in a quiet position and things will tend to unfold naturally. Don't expect that astrology is always playing a role in your life. You are influenced my many things on different levels but your awareness and wisdom always filter the situations. Keep wisdom and mindfulness in good condition and your life is comfortable. Actually you can do some excellent meditation this month and for the next two years to come. Saturn is opposite your Sun Sign. That means introspection is easy just avoid being self critical.
Aries Buddhists love to be motivators. This month relax and work on your meditation without stressing about it.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20)
This month things could be slightly complicated. The Sun and Mercury are opposite Taurus and squared by Mars. That can mean you are pulled in many directions and feel at a loose to find the right choice. Therefore quietude meditation is excellent as it calms the hectic sense of confusion that could exist for you. If you have an aggressive nature then be careful about rash choices. You are inclined to fool yourself into thinking everything is okay.
Taurus Buddhists love to be grounded and practical. This month just be mindful and make decisions slowly. Control your impulsiveness with quietude and peace.
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)
This month your mind is a little scattered in the last 2 weeks. Mercury will run in opposition and as you are already intellectually inclined you could feel that there are just too many things to think about. Slow down, do breathing meditation and just watch out for your mind jumping into overdrive.
Gemini Buddhists are quick on their intellectual feet. This month stop thinking about things and meditate. Don't jump around too much, be peacefully and thoughtful.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22)
This month life seems stressful. You have Pluto opposite and Saturn square. What that means is your feelings are complicated. It is not easy to come to emotional peace. You might feel this is not the case but if you check up you may find you are just being close minded and not recognizing what is going on. I would recommend meditations of empathetic compassion for all. This softens Saturn’s impact on you and gives a good context for emotional responsiveness.
Cancer Buddhists normally work with feelings. This month the feelings could be confusing. Therefore mix whatever arises with Bodhicitta and recognize we are all in samsara. Thus your compassion gives you context.
LEO (July 23 - August 22)
This month is great for doing something. Mars is in Leo and strongly connected with the Sun, Mercury and finally Venus. That means slow down and do things in a logical manner while being mindful of rash impulsiveness. Come midmonth Venus will start to stimulate your desires. If you are ambitious then you may feel frustrated and aggressive. Therefore keep your nose to the grindstone of good mindfulness.
Leo Buddhists like to be motivators. This month just stay home and rake the leaves.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
This month maintain your cool and just meditate peacefully. There are some small things supporting you from a distance but basically you will have a quiet month. Therefore keep your mindfulness in the present moment and all will go well.
Virgo Buddhists do things in an orderly manner. This month just pray and meditate. It is a peaceful time to offer good prayers and intentions to the universe.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)
This month things have calmed down. Birthday is over and everyone has moved on to the fall season and thanksgiving. The big event is Saturn has moved into your Sun Sign. Therefore work on meditation and contemplativeness. This will exist for you for the next two years. Take advantage and reflect on the meaning of your life. This month particularly pray and meditate.
Libra Buddhists like to keep things in balance. Therefore slow down and reflect on the meaning of your life. Balance activity with clear motivations. Balance meditation with a calm introspectiveness.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)
This is the birthday month and the Sun, Mercury and then Venus are stimulating you. It is energetic and intellectual stimulation. Go slowly as you have ample energy to draw on. Going slowly just ensures actions and thoughts are done skillfully. As this is your birthday month, don't forget to send a card to your parents to thank them for this rebirth. If they have passed away then do a meditation in deep appreciation of this rebirth.
Scorpio Buddhists are passionate. This month you are energetically passionate so manifest it skillfully. Give happiness to others, that is the passion of Bodhicitta and that also brings you much greater personal satisfaction.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
This month the excitement is over. You can sit in a quiet position and things will tend to unfold naturally. Don't expect that astrology is always playing a role in your life. You are influenced my many things on different levels but your awareness and wisdom always filters the situations. Keep wisdom and mindfulness in good condition and your life is comfortable. As this is your birthday month, don't forget to send a card to your parents to thank them for this rebirth. If they have passed away then do a meditation in deep appreciation of this rebirth.
Sagittarius Buddhists are inspired individuals. This month slow down and relax. A mind with few thoughts is often a mind with contentment.
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)
This month you will feel deep feelings are important. Pluto is entering your Sun Sign and will be here for many years to come. Therefore at the start of this influence it is good to organize one’s deeper feelings so they benefit you. I would recommend meditations of Bodhicitta as that is always the best motivation. If you do something, don’t just do it for yourself, do it so it benefits many. Bodhicitta is like the feeling of a mother for her children. She wishes to benefit them all equally.
Capricorn Buddhists reflect and contemplate on decisions. This month focus on expressing love and compassion. Reflection is good sometimes but loving action is beneficial to exercise too.
AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
This month you are in a great position to do altruistic actions. Neptune and Jupiter are playing a role in this influence. Be a little careful of feeling frustrated or incapable of accomplishing your tasks as the middle of the month arrives. This is because Mars runs opposite to Neptune and Jupiter and this can cause some agitation. Be mindful and all will progress well. Keep up with regular meditation.
Aquarius Buddhists are sociable beings. This month put a little more emphasis on meditation and peacefulness. It will help you manage your social commitments.
PISCES (February 19 - March 20)
This month you feel free and spacious. The Sun and Mercury will run well aspected to Uranus for most of the month, first Mercury and then the Sun. As the last two weeks arrive the effect will shift a little to feelings of love and affection. This is the effect of a good aspect from Venus. Thus enjoy yourself, you have nice astrological support.
Pisces Buddhists are sensitive and introspective. This month your sensitivity is excellent. Have fun and be friendly to all.
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