Articles, links, sites, and books on Buddhism with a slight Shamanic view.
"The republic of Buryatia is located in the heart of Siberia in the shadow of the Sayan mountains. Most of its territory is covered with crystal rivers, virgin forests and the verdant shores and limpid waters of Baikal, the world’s deepest freshwater lake. The beautiful landscapes leave visitors dazzled, but the local population, who know no other scenery, find inspiration in local spirits, prayers and rituals."
"These days, this honoring ritual is largely absent as we pick up food in a bag at a drive-through window, eat from cartons taken directly from the refrigerator without bothering to put the food on a plate or sit down, and spend meal times separated from family members. When did our connection to the food we eat become so distant and problematic? Many people have a love/hate relationship with food; they disparage particular foods even when they crave them. "
Often in our seeking we are confronted with various, divergent paths. Or are they? Can we approach a unique, composite framework of the paths of Shamanism, Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, and modern, progressive psychotherapy with true discernment and without the typical voraciouness attributed to the afflictions of a monkey-mind and analgous to the lesson of the proverbial hungry ghost?
"Being satisfied with what we already have is a magical golden key to being alive in a full, unrestricted, and inspired way."
"It's important to know what Buddhism is. Buddhism is a mental training to eliminate the afflictive emotions. So it is only when our physical, verbal, and mental effort has this motivation that it is Buddhism."