September 29, 2016

Imagine


No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the p
eople
Sharing all the world...
~John Lennon, excerpt "Imagine”


bhavana project prayer flag


In upcoming posts we will revisit the second set of Bhavana Project prayer flags.  Here we have Jeannie Matthewson's "Imagine Peace" from October 2008.  This piece was the 12th flag, and inspired the theme for the set that followed (which you have seen in recent posts).


bhavana project prayer flags



A bit of history if you are just joining us.  This set of twelve prayer flags began in December 2006.  Each participant chose a personal theme for their flag.  It is the second set created for the Bhavana Project, which is an ongoing community art work intending to share wishes and aspirations with the wider world.  New participants are always welcome!







September 21, 2016

Peace From Within

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
 ~ Buddha



Bhavana Project prayer flags


On this U.N. International Day of Peace I am sharing another prayer flag from 2009, which was my second addition to the third set.  The idea: Before we can expect to see peace in the world, it first needs to be cultivated within each of us.  I wove the words "happiness, compassion, kindness, equanimity" into the flag.  My inspiration came from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras (1.33) which says: "The mind becomes clear and serene when the qualities of the heart are cultivated: friendliness towards the joyful, compassion towards the suffering, happiness towards the pure, and impartiality towards the impure."  ( In later years, I  found similar words in the Buddhist loving-kindness meditation.)


Bhavana Project prayer flags



A bit of history if you are just joining us.  This set of prayer flags began in 2009 under the theme "Reflections on Peace".  It is the third set created for the Bhavana Project, which is an ongoing community art work intending to share wishes and aspirations with the wider world.  New participants are always welcome!






September 15, 2016

Radiant Peace

bhavana project prayer flag


Continuing the Peace series in random order ... In March 2012, Mary Roy and Cindy Diekema co-created this beautiful and energetic flag.  Cindy tie dyed the center, and Mary embellished it.  Truly radiant!


bhavana project prayer flag


If you are just joining us, this set of prayer flags began in 2009 under the theme "Reflections on Peace".  It is the third set created for the Bhavana Project, which is an ongoing community art work intending to share wishes and aspirations with the wider world.  New participants are always welcome!


bhavana project prayer flag










September 8, 2016

Peace to All Who Enter Here

Prayer Flag by Judy Warner

And another in the Peace series, created in May 2012 by Judy Warner.  This was the 11th flag in the set.  Read what Judy writes on her blog about the process of making the lovely flag.  She also shares the origins of the Peace Pole that is shown below....

 
bhavana project prayer flag


If you are just joining us, this set of prayer flags began in 2009 under the theme "Reflections on Peace".  It is the third set created for the Bhavana Project, which is an ongoing community art work intending to share wishes and aspirations with the wider world.  New participants are always welcome!






September 1, 2016

Only One World

bhavana project prayer flag
Prayer Flag by Cheryl Razmus

More from the Peace series (in random order) with this flag from Cheryl Razmus in April 2012.  Her words: "Only one world. Only one cloth. Mend it and make it whole again" integrate beautifully with the embellished image details on the cloth.  





A bit of history if you are just joining us.  This set of prayer flags began in 2009 under the theme "Reflections on Peace".  It is the third set created for the Bhavana Project, which is an ongoing community art work intending to share wishes and aspirations with the wider world.  New participants are always welcome!


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