Only one more week to go… how time flies by.
I have been working 6 days a week, sometimes 7 with 6 to 7 hours a day at the Center for Living Buddhist art. It feels I have learned so much about many different things such as drawing in detail and making tiny lines, getting to know more about each deity in shape and their special qualities aswell as getting familiar with their names. I know more about the practise of buddhism, the teachings of love and compassion and how buddhism and buddhist art is helping people to look inside to their own demons and poisonous thoughts (negative thoughts like hatred, ignorence and greed in any degree). I know a bit more about the Indian culture as in food, religion, social behavior and celebrations. I have learned to live and work in a community with people I didnt knew before I came here. Living and working together, sharing, taking care of each other, give space and also take your own space and place. It is a good way to get teachings about life experience and our own behavior paterns.
I have been working with great enjoyment and good focus for the last 7 weeks. I also stumbled into some of my own demons, this gave me room to think things over and relax a bit more afterwards. Working with the deities brings me much joy and also makes me be more aware of my feelings and belief system.
I have been working on a drawing of Avalokitesvara with 11 heads and 1000 arms for 7 days. See the video below and you will get an idea how this drawing is also a meditation .
I have had an exciting week with meeting new local people and their festivities, helping out with a workshop at the artcenter. And another wish came true with paragliding of the mountain. It was an amazing and very peaceful experience ♡♡♡
hier ben ik onderweg met het tekenen van de 1000 handen van Avalokitesvara.
Paragliden in Bir, wat was dat gaaf!!!