The Coming of Light*
Even this late it happens: the coming of love, the coming of light. You wake and the candles are lit as if by themselves, stars gather, dreams pour into your pillows, sending up warm bouquets of air. Even this late the bones of the body shine and tomorrow’s dust flares into breath.
..Open your inner eye and observe yourself. Stop searching for a lamp outside of you to illuminate yourself inside. Kindle your inner light. Then the teaching will live in you, and you - in the teaching.... -Choegyal Namkhai Norbu
-Reprinted from "Dzogchen: The Self-Perfected State" (Part 1.1)
SEASON’S GREETINGS and Love to all From Tsegyalgar East
***TSEGYALGAR WEST sends Holiday wishes and thanks to all for your support of the reconstruction project and preparations of Rinpoche's Winter retreat happening this weekend at the Gar. It has been an extraordinary year and TW is poised to move forward into a new phase of growth in 2015.
Please do join us at the retreat on the webcast Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Dec. 20-22nd from 12-2 p.m. EST.and check our website
www.tsegylagarwest.org for 2015 program schedule and information.
We send you our very best wishes for a marvelous holiday season filled and all best in the New Year ahead!
Warm wishes and best from
Tsegyalgar West Gakyil
[Photo credit: Dharamsala candle by Rosemary Rawcliff]
*Poem by Mark Strand Reprinted from the Academy of American Poets website www.poets.org