Roshi Egyoku advises: “Embrace Not-knowing. Listen deeply to all that arises. Be curious about what arises. Continually deepen self-awareness. Keep orienting to the whole. Trust your awakening.”
Read my reflections on this quote on Art Predator.
Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo is caretaker of a tradition.
One of the only westerners trained in the rare Buddhist art of silk applique thangkas, she is passionate about the preservation and evolution of this Tibetan cultural tradition. His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave his blessings to Leslie’s work and encouraged her to make images that speak to the spiritual aspirations of people across religions and cultures.
Leslie’s work is simultaneously traditional and contemporary, and her fascinating story is the subject of the acclaimed documentary film, Creating Buddhas: the Making and Meaning of Fabric Thangkas. Leslie mentors a select group of students around the world through her Stitching Buddhas Virtual Apprentice Program, and her Weekly Wake-ups provide a thread of inspiration to set your week on the path to awakening.