Contemplative Spaces

Recently, we have launched a new initiative: creating contemplative spaces that will feature “Quotes of Wisdom.” 

These are spaces of beauty, quietude, inspiration and reflection — spaces that create a natural sense of curiosity and inquiry, a pause in the daily routine, free from the busyness and distractions of everyday life. 

The simple environment of contemplative space invites you to take an empty folio, and look around at quotations displayed in pocket holders. Each holder contains a quote from Tarthang Tulku’s books. Visitors can take as many quotes as they like, place them in the insert in the folio, and sit and reflect or take them home.

The proposal to create Quotes of Wisdom Exhibits has been received with open arms by universities throughout the country. So far this fall the Quotes of Wisdom exhibit will open to students, faculty and the public:

  • Wellesley College
  • Montana State University
  • University of Montana
  • Stanford University
  • Dharma College
  • University of California – Berkeley

Discussions have begun with:

  • Tufts University
  • Trinity University
  • Flathead Valley Community College

More contemplative spaces are expected to be forthcoming this fall.

The “Quotes of Wisdom Exhibit” seems to speak to a time where people are sincerely interested in finding balance and harmony in a world filled with discord, confusion, fear and emotionality. The opportunity to reflect on insights in a contemplative space provides a fresh way of connecting to a deeper understanding of human potential.

If the Quotes of Wisdom Exhibit interests you please visit: quotesofwisdom.org for more information. 

Contact: contact@quotesofwisdom.org 

Contemplative Space

Recently, we have launched a new initiative: creating contemplative spaces that will feature “Quotes of Wisdom.” 

These are spaces of beauty, quietude, inspiration and reflection — spaces that create a natural sense of curiosity and inquiry, a pause in the daily routine, free from the busyness and distractions of everyday life. 

The simple environment of contemplative space invites you to take an empty folio, and look around at quotations displayed in pocket holders. Each holder contains a quote from Tarthang Tulku’s books. Visitors can take as many quotes as they like, place them in the insert in the folio, and sit and reflect or take them home.

The proposal to create Quotes of Wisdom Exhibits has been received with open arms by universities throughout the country. So far this fall the Quotes of Wisdom exhibit will open to students, faculty and the public:

  • Wellesley College
  • Montana State University
  • University of Montana
  • Stanford University
  • Dharma College
  • University of California – Berkeley

Discussions have begun with:

  • Tufts University
  • Trinity University
  • Flathead Valley Community College

More contemplative spaces are expected to be forthcoming this fall.

The “Quotes of Wisdom Exhibit” seems to speak to a time where people are sincerely interested in finding balance and harmony in a world filled with discord, confusion, fear and emotionality. The opportunity to reflect on insights in a contemplative space provides a fresh way of connecting to a deeper understanding of human potential.

If the Quotes of Wisdom Exhibit interests you please visit: quotesofwisdom.org for more information.

Contact: contact@quotesofwisdom.org

Quotes P 99

Stars have a gentle quality; we can feel them watching over us tenderly.

After a long day of hard work, our bodies may be bone tired, yet as we gaze upward we can sense that at the deepest level there is a profound and limitless beauty. This beauty is effortless, and it is perfect.

There are no leaks in the roof of the sky; here, at the end of the day, we don’t have to put up ladders to repair the constellations. We can rest, and receive the outpouring of light, and let the gates of our mind open.

Lotus Mandala

Quotes p 95

My advice is practical and simple.

Be loyal to each other, and commit yourselves to love and joy. This is rare and priceless.

Share your inner feelings, your inner selves. Learn how precious it is to be alive. Take the profit of enjoying yourselves, feeling good, and being free.

Do not burden yourselves. Appreciate your situation.

There is far too little appreciation in this world.

Challenging Journey, Creative Journey

Quotes p 87

The constant excess and misuse of our resources can dull our sense of the difference between real and extraneous needs. We come to value things for the short term, to think only of enjoyment and convenience, and fail to take a broader perspective. We grow out of touch with the basic values of life, and we end up forgetting the many others who never have enough.

If we were close enough to truly feel another’s needs, every one of us would give help. But when our values are clouded, when we are insulated by a cushion of material comfort, it is hard to perceive, much less respond to, the needs and difficulties of others.

When we recognize what our wasteful habits do to our lives, to our work, to our relationships, we can come to know our real needs more clearly. We stop responding so readily to our superficial desires and are able to concentrate our energies on things that are truly meaningful to us, the things that make our lives worth living.

Skillful Means

Quotes p 93

The sacredness of being is a secret, for it is hidden, not yet thought. That is why it was called a secret; it’s not because someone ever held it back. In fact, the secret is self-hidden.

Ordinary strategies will not let us discover what has been obscured.

Nevertheless, there is a path, and the path discloses itself as deeper senses open up. This journey is possible for anyone who has a body… which is to say, of course, anyone at all.

Never fear. You can do it too.

Lotus Body