Lojong Practice 20: Life Turning Itself On Its Head!

I am using Weeping Buddha and the lojong sayings and commentary from Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa as a study, together.
I’ve been practicing
tonglen for almost three decades, and it is my main practice.
This is the twentieth weekly installment.  To start at the beginning go here.

W14 19 LOJONGThis week I have nothing to say.
Sleepy, days off, no drama, staying in pajamas
because everyone is elsewhere on the planet or working.

I have two statues of Weeping Buddha.
The small one is wonky, distorted and not symmetrical.

Sometimes my drawing is wonky, but sometimes my drawing is accurate and the statue I am drawing is wonky.  This is a pretty good contour drawing of a wonky statue!
Look at those feet, completely strange!  The monks practice their carving skills and
in the process, turn out odd statues.  I practice my drawing skills with
Weeping Buddha and turn out statues with a dozen fingers.  Life is practice!

2014 9 LOJONG SUNFLOWER copy

I am interested in hearing about YOUR life or how the lojong
affected you or your practice awakening in some manner. 

Some have asked me about my ongoing studies of weeping Buddha.
They are all drawn in an OE or OKINA NOTEBOOKS (my favorite journals, also known as Cadic), and this one was drawing with a Preppie pen and Polar Brown Noodler’s ink.  Caran D’ache watercolor pencils.

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©D. Katie Powell.  My images/blog posts may be reposted; please link back to zenkatwrites.  Art (unless stated) is also by me; please link to dkatiepowellart.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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2 Responses to Lojong Practice 20: Life Turning Itself On Its Head!

  1. susanissima says:

    I love that drawing is a part of your practice, which reminds me of chopping veggies for soup as a practice, or shuffling through snowdrifts as a practice. Each are portals and the variety is endless and enjoyable. Thanks for sharing your work, Katie.

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