Another Back

Yes, I am supposed to be working. Yes, I do have a deadline. And no, I definitely should not be exceeding my alloted posting time by so much as a minute. But…

Jun Xie just sent me a link to an article about what Khyentse Rinpoche has been doing for the past couple of weeks (thank you Jun) and it includes a wonderful gallery of photos with all kinds of backs and fronts and bits and pieces in it, all of which I find extremely inspiring. And the reason I’m breaking my rules and posting twice in one day is that one of the pictures reminded me of this slightly strangely exposed snap I took in Bhutan in 2007 of Emily striking one of her most characteristic poses. Another wonderfully eloquent back, don’t you think?

The occasion was a tenshyuk offered by the three-year retreatants to Khyentse Rinpoche in Paro the day they got out.

Here’s the link about Khyentse Rinpoche’s activities in July:
http://miksang.com/DJKR%20in%20Boulder/DJKR%20Visits%20the%20Miksang%20Institute.html.
It’s important to share distractions.

3 thoughts on “Another Back

  1. 😀
    thank you Janine, it is not a serious crime to post twice a day. 😛

    i wasn’t sure whose back that would be until i read on… what is a ‘tenshyuk’? can i ask? can you explain?

  2. Rigpa Wiki (www.rigpawiki.org) says:
    Tenshyuk (Wyl. brtan bzhugs) literally ‘stable remaining’ is a long life practice which involves making offerings to a teacher and requesting him to remain long in this world for the benefit of beings.

    1. Yes, I should have remembered to refer to Rigpa Wiki in the first place. (I am gonna add a bookmark now 🙂 And thank you for explaining to me.
      May guru’s life be long and firm. _()_

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