Olympic Games London 2012


I am getting all excited about watching  Olympic Games London 2012, July 27th to 12th August. I feel the energy, i feel inspired. I can’t wait  to  watch the top best sport performers.

Picture by Blue Cross Blue Shield Montana Google Plus.

ZaZen at Jikoji Zen Center


Awesome morning Za Zen at peaceful Jikoji Zen Center.  Here are some pictures.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

 

Happy 77th Birthday His Holiness the Dalai Lama!!!


“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.”-Dalai Lama.

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy”. Dalai Lama.

Something to think about…..


Past weekend, I heard a lot of talk on Amir Khan’s dream project,  Satyamev Jayate, an Indian Hindi TV show, aired on Star Network and Doordarshan, is a talk show discussing social issues like child labor, health problems and other issues affecting the country. The first episode was about the sensitive issue of female foeticide .  I wish, I hope to see more media attention on eradicating poverty in India. It is about time.

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity; it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”-Mandela.

 

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Asha Stanford Holi, The colour Festival.


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

Mahatma Gandhi.

My child had a fantastic, fun time at the recent  Asha Stanford Annual Holi,   he calls it the color festival.  Asha for education a non-profit organization is doing a great job of bringing hope through education, in India. Please take a look at their website. I like their support a child project.  Support A child program efforts help sponsor the costs for health, living and educational costs for individual children.

It was a fun day for a wonderful cause and a nice way for my child to learn about India.

You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”-Brigham Young.

Patience


During morning meditation, some days, I ask God Almighty…  “Up there do you have any message for me today? “ I always get a phone call, email, news item, and I know that message is for me for the day.  Dr Wayne Dyer calls it “Synchronicity”.

Today’s message was from Holiness Dalai Lama

The practice of patience protects us from losing our composure. In doing that it enables us to exercise discernment, even in the heat of difficult situations. It gives us inner space. And within that space we gain a degree of self-control, which allows us to respond to situations in an appropriate and compassionate manner rather than being driven by our anger and irritation.” 

In this country, it takes a lot more to stay together in peace and harmony and raise a kid than getting a job in recession…. Just saying 🙂 I am trying to be a little more extra patient with people around me today.  Here is a Zen Cartoon from Minneapolis tribunal shared by Julie Bismark.

 

 

Good Karma…


When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it’s because of karma, some past connection.  – Richard Gere.

This is so true in my case. Living away from India for the past 10 years I have experience this random act of kindness from unexpected people, calling me, helping me, telling me  “It looks like you needed help”.  How do you think about that? How do you respond to it? How do you react to it? I have no words to explain how blessed I feel. In any crisis, I almost take it for granted to look up to sky and say “Hey Uperwalla ! Hello God Almighty! Are you sending me a message or a messenger or some one? I am an eternal optimist and have this undying faith in Almighty.  It always works, either someone calls, or I meet a total stranger, that wants to help. I will be like wow! so this is an angel sent by God and he/she doesn’t even know it.

Anyways, woke up this morning and found this beautiful message. I set it as my desk top background to remind me what i can do each day to improve my selfish self.  The message and picture is from The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, http://www.randomactsofkindness.org

Pay it Forward

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness. – Thich Nhat Hanh.

You all have a good day today!