Escape from the Spirit World: Avatar Yangchen (x)
In their own right, the stars were beautiful. But watching her watch the stars was nothing short of breathtaking.
Shaved my eyebrows too short, waiting for Steve, sun on the face, and watching a guy pick up his dog’s shit.
All in a day’s work
Once you get a “native bitch” heated, this is what you get
1. My name + rhinoceros = Dylanoceros :)
7. Biggest Turn offs: Arrogance
10. Biggest turn on: burlesque dancing, glasses, freckles and redheads
13. support some family members so they can go to college, take care of my parents when theyre older/ send them on a trip to italy
18. Lambchop the puppet and experiencing the uncanny valley
Don’t u wanna get to know mee
1. The meaning behind my URL
2. A picture of me
3. Why I love my bestfriend
4. Last time I cried and why
5. Piercings I have
6. Favorite Band
7. Biggest turn off(s)
8. Top 5 (insert subject)
9. Tattoos I want
10. Biggest turn on(s)
12. Ideas of a perfect date
13. Life goal(s)
14. Piercings I want
15. Relationship statuss
16. Favorite movie
17. A fact about my life
19. Middle name
20. Anything you want to ask
The Tibetan Sand Mandala,
The art of sand mandala’s or sand painting is a Tibetan Buddhist tradition that goes back centuries and can be traced to the first monasteries of Tibet. Literally made of dyed sand, these large mandalas are often very ornate and extremely beautiful, depicting colorful geometric shapes, Buddhist Deities, religious iconography, and Tibetan historical figures. The act of creating a sand mandala is akin to meditation as creating such incredible artwork literally one grain of sand at a time takes an incredible amount of focus and discipline. Not to mention, it usually takes several weeks or months to create a proper mandala. Often monks pray or recite ancient chants while working to help focus the mind.
Perhaps the most incredible aspect of this tradition is what is done after the mandala is completed. After all the rituals and ceremonies are completed and the mandala serves no other useful purpose, it is swept up and the mandala is deconstructed, with the sand being returned back to nature. This is symbolic of the impermanence of all things. After all the great philosopher Kerry Livgren (Kansas) once wrote, “all we are is dust in the wind.”
Thats perfectly fine. I’m not enrolled either and the people at Berkeley are super friendly too. Some of us from Davis hung out with them over the weekend at the Stanford Powwow. If you wanna check out some of their tumblrs, theres @ttsosie09 and @xocupcakexo I haven’t met anyone over there who was made a big deal about non-enrolled people.
A tiny, beautiful thing.
Found primarily in Central America (Mexico through Panama), the glasswinged butterfly’s name in Spanish is Espejitos which translates as little mirrors. In certain lights, the translucent wing parts have a glossy, almost reflective quality to them that makes their Spanish name effectively accurate. Whether they’re seen as glass or mirrors, though, there’s something absolutely fascinating about the way these butterflies’ wings offer a surreal look at the environment around the insect. It’s like they’re tiny ornaments designed to draw the eye to the scenic appeal of nature.
I know all the other “active” Natives on campus which is around 10-12 other people. I also know some others from Berkeley from various Native-interest club events :)