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
Elephant Journal’s Holiday Gift Guide 636 shares A letter to the Anger that refuses to Leave Me. 532 shares Waylon’s favorite Ethical Gifts. 9 shares Join: Elephant’s Winter 2017 Academy. 28 shares Trevor Noah just won my Respect. 2,546 shares December Forecast: Letting Go of 2016 & Leaning into 2017 with Love. 6,344 shares Year of the Fire Rooster 2017: What to Expect. 751 shares How to Say Goodbye to that almost-great Love. 1,515 share These Tweets (and Retweets) actually Happened. 1,175 share For the Women who are Trying to Do & Be Everything to Everyone. 3,059 shares