Thangka Painting of Kurukulla
Kurukulla (Skt. kurukullā; Tib. རིག་བྱེད་མ་, rikjéma; Wyl. rig byed ma) — a female deity of the Lotus family, associated with the activity of magnetization or enchantment. She is usually depicted as red in colour, in dancing posture and holding a flowery bow and arrow. She is also one of the Twenty-One Taras mentioned in the ancient Tara tantras.
Dawn’s personal poetry, insights and reflections about the spiritual path, love, loss, grief, longing and devotion.
Discussion about Buddhism, Dharma, Gurus and personal reflections and aspirations.
Some of Dawn’s drawings using sacred geometry, mandalas and images of Buddhas which are the basis of paintings.
Poetry is the Language of the Heart
“For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other. This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess.”
―Ranier Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
I like to examine and delve deep into the fertile soil of shadow. Someone once said ‘no mud, no lotus.” We can be honest about our raw humanness, our heartbreak, our longing and indeed our hope. Your input is warmly welcome, and please visit often!
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