The Karmapa Black Hat Ceremony: the Proclamation of Enlightenment.
I saw the Black Hat ceremony several times as a young tike—and I loved the Karmapa, all of us children did, he was as warm and magnetic in person with children as he was powerful and grounded as a Buddhist teacher. Here’s an excerpt from a movie I recommend to you all, The Lion’s Roar.
Enjoy—this brief ceremony is considered to be the proclamation or display of the englightened, fully-awake state of mind and heart. So maybe take a good upright sitting position, a deep breath, and focus as you watch this. Take it in as if you were there, which, thanks to youtube, you basically are!
Bonus, a visit to the SF Zoo:
He loooved animals, birds in particular:
hot on elephant
July’s Full Moon in Capricorn: The Heart wants what it Wants. The 4 Stages of a Good Divorce. A Letter to my Children: You do not come from a Broken Home. Our Soulmates are Rarely Who We Expect. Men, Let’s Stop Fooling Ourselves: Size Matters. To the One Who Tried to Break Me. An Open Letter to the Fixers. Mom, can I Call her Mom, Too? How your Stored Memories in the Amygdala can lead to PTSD. Jon Stewart makes first appearance since retiring—”it’s not your country.”