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New Comics Day 7.30.14 features the FINE FINE FINE works of Eleanor Davis (How to Be Happy) and Carol Swain (Gast). Check out your local comic bookstore for a copy or order one from us today!

These look great…

Like a cute slug…

Like a cute slug…

➜ Essential Sutras - 1 - Full Awareness of Breathing

Discourse on the Full Awareness of Breathing - Anapanasati Sutra from www.plumvillage.org

“O bhikkhus, the Full Awareness of Breathing, if developed and practiced continuously, will be rewarding and bring great advantages. It will lead to success in practicing the Four Establishments of Mindfulness. If the method of the Four Establishments of Mindfulness is developed and practiced continuously, it will lead to success in the practice of the Seven Factors of Awaking. The Seven Factors of Awakening, if developed and practiced continuously, will give rise to understanding and liberation of the mind.

“What is the way to develop and practice continuously the method of Full Awareness of Breathing so that the practice will be rewarding and offer great benefit?”

“It is like this, bhikkhus: the practitioner goes into the forest or to the foot of a tree, or to any deserted place, sits stably in the lotus position, holding his or her body quite straight, and practices like this: ‘Breathing in, I know I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know I am breathing out.’

1. ‘Breathing in a long breath, I know I am breathing in a long breath.
Breathing out a long breath, I know I am breathing out a long breath.

2. ‘Breathing in a short breath, I know I am breathing in a short breath.
Breathing out a short breath, I know I am breathing out a short breath.

3. ‘Breathing in, I am aware of my whole body. Breathing out, I am aware of my whole body.’ He or she practices like this.

4. ‘Breathing in, I calm my whole body. Breathing out, I calm my whole body.’ He or she practices like this.

5. ‘Breathing in, I feel joyful. Breathing out, I feel joyful.’ He or she practices like this.

6. ‘Breathing in, I feel happy. Breathing out, I feel happy.’ He or she practices like this.

7. ‘Breathing in, I am aware of my mental formations. Breathing out, I am aware of my mental formations.’ He or she practices like this.

8. ‘Breathing in, I calm my mental formations. Breathing out, I calm my mental formations.’ He or she practices like this.

9. ‘Breathing in, I am aware of my mind. Breathing out, I am aware of my mind.’ He or she practices like this.

10. ‘Breathing in, I make my mind happy. Breathing out, I make my mind happy.’ He or she practices like this.

11. ‘Breathing in, I concentrate my mind. Breathing out, I concentrate my mind.’ He or she practices like this.

12. ‘Breathing in, I liberate my mind. Breathing out, I liberate my mind.’ He or she practices like this.

13. ‘Breathing in, I observe the impermanent nature of all dharmas. Breathing out, I observe the impermanent nature of all dharmas.’ He or she practices like this.

14. ‘Breathing in, I observe the disappearance of desire. Breathing out, I observe the disappearance of desire.’ He or she practices like this.

15. ‘Breathing in, I observe the no-birth, no-death nature of all phenomena. Breathing out, I observe the no-birth, no-death nature of all phenomena.’ He or she practices like this.

16. ‘Breathing in, I observe letting go. Breathing out, I observe letting go.’ He or she practices like this.

“The Full Awareness of Breathing, if developed and practiced continuously according to these instructions, will be rewarding and of great benefit.”

➜ Montana’s Trail House Brings Morally Hazardous Appalachian Cuisine to Brooklyn: 0 out of five stars for this Bushwick fried chicken enclave

Lol, this is some weird, angsty and incredibly privileged/obscure rant…

Montana’s Trail House Brings Morally Hazardous Appalachian Cuisine to Brooklyn

0 out of five stars for this Bushwick fried chicken enclave

Montana’s Trail House is a very bad place. Its rottenness is both inherent and cosmetic; it is culinarily insipid and morally insidious. It’s bad to the last splinter of its Kentucky wood. Parceling off generic objections to the ridiculous fantasia Bushwick has become, there is a deeply toxic relationship with history and with America embodied at Montana’s Trail House. One need not be from Appalachia to object to the fetishization of that impoverished region for the blithe consumption of faux Brooklyn frontiersmen and women. The miserable condition of Appalachia, a region that runs from New York to Mississippi, is as raw a wound and as deep a shame as a decapitated strip-mined peak. Poor, poor and damned poor are the mountain people who still live there, though as Ronald Eller notes in his bleak study Uneven Ground: Appalachia Since 1945, there’s not that many of them. 

➜ An electricity-free terracotta fridge

Could be useful…

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St Antoniuskapel in the St Janskerk, Utrecht, Pieter Janszoon Saenredam (Dutch, 1597-1665).

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St Antoniuskapel in the St Janskerk, UtrechtPieter Janszoon Saenredam (Dutch, 1597-1665).

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Evening, 1883, Amaldus Nielsen (Norwegian, 1838–1932).

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Evening, 1883, Amaldus Nielsen (Norwegian, 1838–1932).

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Bank of a River in BloomLadislav Mednyánszky (Hungarian, 1852-1919)
Oil on canvas, 84.5 x 100 cm, 1880-1885.Slovak National Gallery.

This nature stuff never gets old^^

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Bank of a River in Bloom
Ladislav Mednyánszky (Hungarian, 1852-1919)

Oil on canvas, 84.5 x 100 cm, 1880-1885.
Slovak National Gallery.

This nature stuff never gets old^^

Haha.
colin-vian:

  Albert Moulton Foweraker (1873-1942) - A Spanish Village

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  Albert Moulton Foweraker (1873-1942) - A Spanish Village

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Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye - DawnGeorge Fennell Robson (British, 1788–1833)
Watercolour and gouache on paper, 45.1 x 65.4 cm, ca. 1826-1832.Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection.

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Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye - Dawn
George Fennell Robson (British, 1788–1833)

Watercolour and gouache on paper, 45.1 x 65.4 cm, ca. 1826-1832.
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection.

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Gravel avenue | by Mikael Sundberg | Website.
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