March 3, 2011

This is what Enlightenment looks like.

The 16th Karmapa: Manifestations of Awakened Mind

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:


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