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Feast of the spiritual giant that is St. John of the Cross today, a mystic, a poet, a reformer with St. Teresa of Avila of the Carmelite order and a contemplative master of the interior life... In Advent every year I come back to this spiritual canticle of his:
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If
you want
the Virgin will come walking down the road
pregnant with the holy,
and say,
“I need shelter for the night, please take me inside your heart,
my time is so close.”
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Then, under the roof of your soul, you will witness the sublime
intimacy, the divine, the Christ
taking birth
forever,
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as she grasps your hand for help, for each of us
is the midwife of God, each of us.
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Yet there, under the dome of your being does creation
come into existence eternally, through your womb, dear pilgrim—
the sacred womb in your soul,
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as God grasps our arms for help; for each of us is
His beloved servant
never far.
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If you want, the Virgin will come walking
down the street pregnant
with Light and sing ... .
--St. John of the Cross, “If You Want” in Daniel Ladinsky Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West (New York: Penguin Group, 2002), 306-307.
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#contemplation #catholic #wisdom #mindful #monastic #christian #capuchin #mystical #meditation #journey #angels #advent #OurLady #BVM #carmelite #johnofthecross #poem #holy #holistic #spirituality

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Wat Phra Si Sanphet. The temple of the Holy, Spledid Omniscient. Thailands ancient capital pre 1767. #history #architecture #watphrasisanphet #ruins #Thailand #monastic #threechedis #momastery #ayutthaya

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With Christmas right around the corner people are scrambling to make purchases, maxing out their credit cards and becoming overwhelmed in an effort to provide the perfect Christmas. But once Christmas is over, we contend with the aftermath of overspending on material things and underspending time with those we love. Instead of presents, give presence. The most precious thing you have is your time and attention, and that gift is transferable.
#advent #Christmas #minimalist #monastic #love #time #attention #christmastime #present #presents #presence.

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There are 5 main Monasteries in #Spiti (Tabo, Dhankhar, Kungri, Tangyut, and Kye) and some #unique Buddhist temples. The spiritual aspiration of the local community often leads the way to a #monastic life, which is represented through these ancient monasteries dating back to over a 1000 years.
#Chortens & #mane walls are present everywhere and the enchanting intonations of 'Om Mane Padme Hum' resonate throughout the #SpitiValley.
The major #Vajrayana Buddhist sects in Spiti are #Sakyapa, #Nyingmapa and #Gelugpa. Each of these sects have specific regions in which they thrive and their #unique and distinct practices add diversity to the charm of the #cultural life of the region.
Various unique aspects of #traditional Tibetan Buddhist #culture are well-preserved and have flourished in the Spiti Valley. Local #festivals provide the ideal platform for cultural exchange among this diverse #Buddhist #community.

#TheRoadLessTravelled #TRLT #Exploring the #Unexplored #India
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Tibetan monastic seating square. Knotted pile with 'warp faced back' construction. Such pieces are often called 'Wangden' in the trade due to the belief that they were made in the Wangden valley in central Tibet. Others contend that rugs and mats with this construction were woven by Tibetans in other areas as well.
Tibet, 19th century
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#tibet #antiquerug #abstractart #geometricart #tibetanart #buddhistart #squares #wangden #weaving #fluffy #fluffyart #textileart #modernart #rothko #monastic

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Doorways
.
There are
Angels
posted at every
doorway,
sentries of grace,
waiting to bless you
as you enter
in
or go on your way
out
All they ask
is that you
bring
their blessing
with you
on your
way
and so
come eventually
to realise
that
whatever direction
you take
you are
always
walking towards
the embrace
of the
Holy.
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#contemplation #catholic #wisdom #mindful #monastic #holy #holistic #doorway #journey #christian #capuchin #angels #prayer #mindful #mystical #meditation #poem #light #now #presentmoment #spirituality

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Heading in a set direction can be detrimental to growth. Help your neighbor while you are busy. Take a different route home. Take a chance and get off the beaten path. #minimalist #path #monastic #life #pipes

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HARRISON WONG Fall Winter 2017 - modern monastic @ New York Fashion Week
S A L E
Started
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Inspiration for a country retreat! This small home is a meditation home for a hermitic monk in Tibet. The religious practice involves extended periods of solitary living, advanced contemplative practices and not slipping out of the front door. This is a beautiful, although extreme by western standards, example of a simple dwelling constructed as part of a meditative and devotional practice producing a harmonious and delicate structure for a monk who obviously wants to be alone! #solitary #retreat #cabin #cabinporn #harmony #monastic #monks #tibetanbuddhism #buddhist #hermit #hermitlife #waterfall #cliffedge #excitinghomes #contemplativedesign #architect #architecture #design

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= Annunciation Church Framed By Trees and Flowers =

View from a beautiful garden of St. Nicholas Convent on the Church of Annunciation of Our Lady framed with flowers and trees. The painted with bright yellow and green colors church was built on the grounds of the convent on donations from citizens of Pereslavl, Maxim and Ivan Schelyagins, in 1748
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Photo #455 taken on June 08, 2014 during long-distance countryside tour of the Golden Ring of Russia towns, Pereslavl-Zalessky and Sergiyev Posad, with my Dear client from the USA, Jan Squires.
©️2014 www.Moscow-Driver.com by Arthur Lookyanov

#Churches #Monasteries #Russia #Pereslavl #GoldenRingOfRussia #FramedByTrees #CountrysideTours #Gardens #Monastic #Flowers #Cathedrals #OrthodoxChurches #PereslavlZalessky #Переславль #ЗолотоеКольцоРоссии #ОбрабленныйДеревьями #Цветы #Сады #Монастыри #Храмы #Церкви #ПравославныеХрамы #НикольскийМонастырь #Россия #ПереславльЗалесский

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HARRISON WONG Fall Winter 2017 - modern monastic @ New York Fashion Week
S A L E
Started
Find us at
Harbour City LCX
K11
PMQ

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We are all like individual pebbles. But when enough of them are formed together it creates a strong foundation to hold up the treasure of love, justice and mercy. #monastic #love #justice #mercy #minimalism #liveameaningfullife #rocks
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Winter Sun.
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You may have
your languid summer skies,
all blue and cloudless,
they are beautiful,
in their own way,
I grant you.
But give me
instead
the sharp ferocity
of a Winter dawn
flashing as a sword,
fleeting as the fast
glimpse of fox fire
between trees,
the quick conflagration
that pierces darkness
and hallows day,
and falls
upwards,
dragging hearts,
and land,
and love,
awake.
Sung skywards
with the mighty
choir of those
birdsouls
who lean forward
out of darkness
as lines are defined
in sharp shock
of brother Sun's first frosted touch.
Yes.
Give me a winter sky,
a dawn divine,
an advent promise of
light beyond the dark
where every tree,
Illumed and stretching,
writes a gospel upon golden air,
and the hidden holy is seen
as breath upon the icy breeze
announcing in whispered wisps,
He came, He comes, will come again,
like sun blast, sun burst, sun rise
of a winter's dawn..
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#contemplation #poem #prayer #winter #dawn #grace #peace #light #sun #joy #faith #christian #catholic #capuchin #franciscan #friar #monastic #meditation #mystical #mindfulness #spirituality #awareness #holy #holistic

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Not everyone had the same opportunity to climb the ladder you did. What barriers exist in the lives of others that did not exist in your own?

#monastic #poverty #fightforchange #leastofthese #health #socialjustice

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"Wherever I am, the world comes after me./ It offers me its busyness. It does not believe/ that I do not want it. Now I understand/ why the old poets of China went so far and high/ into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist." —Mary Oliver

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Прекрасная Рига из окна Radisson #люблюсвойбизнес #monastic #monastic.corp

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