Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Pleasure of the Snow Lion

In the Shambhala teachings, the snow lion is connected with being perky, enjoying the freshness of the highland mountains. The snow lion is vibrant, energetic, and also youthful, roaming the highlands where the atmosphere is clear and the air is fresh. The snow lion is not perked up by temporary situations but experiences unconditional cheerfulness. Just as the snow lion enjoys the refreshing air, the perky warrior enjoys continous discipline. For the snow lion, discipline is not a demand but a pleasure.
Trungpa Rinpoche


1 comment:

Nick Guetti said...

Wow. This is a beautiful image, and useful. Thanks, Tim. Trungpa would make a great martial art teacher.