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Ants


These ants were busy working on something.

His Holiness The Fourteenth Dalai Lama

“How do we know that it is possible to transform our mind? There are two bases for this. One is the fundamental law of impermanence; that all things and events are subject to transformation and change. If we examine this more deeply, we will realize that at every instant, everything that exists is going through a process of change. Even though, for example, we speak of yesterday’s person as existing unchanged today, we are all aware at a gross, experiential level of the laws of impermanence; that, for instance, even the earth on which we live will one day come to an end.”

Illuminating The Path to Enlightenment

Tenzin Gyatso
His Holiness The Fourteenth Dalai Lama Of Tibet

A Commentary on Atisha Dipamkara Shrijnana’s A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment & Lama Je Tsong Khapa’s Lines of Experience

Translated by Geshe Thubten Jinpa

Edited by Rebecca McClen Novick, Thubten Jinpa, and Nicholas Ribush

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Japanese Garden Bamboo Fountain

This feature of the Japanese Garden (at the Butchard Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia) caught my attention.

His Holiness The Fourteenth Dalai Lama Of Tibet

“Conclude, therefore, that under the control of self-cherishing since beginningless time, you have made one mistake after another, and now, it’s enough. Generate the strong determination never to travel this deluded path again. Compare yourself with great beings such as the Buddha and the bodhisattvas on the path to enlightenment and realize that all their achievements have come from working for others instead of for themselves.”

Illuminating The Path to Enlightenment

Tenzin Gyatso
His Holiness The Fourteenth Dalai Lama Of Tibet

A Commentary on Atisha Dipamkara Shrijnana’s A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment &  Lama Je Tsong Khapa’s Lines of Experience

Translated by Geshe Thubten Jinpa

Edited by Rebecca McClen Novick, Thubten Jinpa, and Nicholas Ribush

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Ducks Starting To Fly (In Slow Motion)

These diving ducks, known as Common Goldeneye, were just starting to fly off from the Pacific Ocean.

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Sunset At French Beach On Vancouver Island

Taking in a sunset at French Beach, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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Gorilla Eating Lettuce

Gorilla eating lettuce at the Toronto Zoo.

This gorilla, at the Toronto Zoo, was enjoying a piece of lettuce and a moment of relaxation.

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Bird Hygiene

This bird, known as a common grackle, seems pretty content practicing good hygiene.

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Frogs In A Pond


This pond I came across in Moose Mountain, Saskatchewan, Canada was filled with life… and frogs!

This pond I came across in Moose Mountain, Saskatchewan, Canada was filled with life… and frogs!

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Chipmunk

This chipmunk was a great subject and posed perfectly still as we both enjoyed the peaceful surroundings of Champion Lakes in early spring.