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Prayers for India from: YTDR Foundation

Tulku Karma Rinpoche would like to make a special request from you to participate in a prayer for those who have suffered due to the attacks in Mumbai. India, the historical birthplace of Buddhism, is today home to approximately 150,000 Tibetan refugees including HH the Dalai Lama, and the Government of Tibet in Exile has been a protectorate of India for several decades. In Rinpoche’s own words, "India is a great country that has given a so much love and wisdom to all beings".

He requests that his students, well wishers, and friends join him in prayer this Friday evening Nov 28th at 8PM PST, tomorrow Saturday Nov 29th morning at 8AM PST and again on Saturday evening at 8PM PST.

Prayers should be performed preferably at home, holding a candle light, and reciting the following mantras:

For those who are in fear and terror,
“Om Ah Hung Benzar Guru Pad Ma Sedi Hung ),

For those who have been killed,
“Om Ah Mi Dewa Hri”

For those families who are left behind with sadness,
“Om Mani …

Finally settling in to Cali and finding my way

Ok when I usually move, which I do alot, :(, it only takes a bit to get in the swing of things.. But it has been in different parts of Fla.. Now with Cali, it's different, vibe, feel, environment, on and on..
And the time change, I am tired at like 8pm at nite! hahaa! Never did that before!
Sleeping well and it seems the weather, atmosphere really fits me! I love it!
We have our Table and chairs outside so we eat outside, like my heritage of Italianos did and do! We have views of the mountain on our back private porch where we eat, so romantic, isn't it darlin! haha..
So it seems like the views we have from our bed and bedroom, balcony of the ocean and beach, mountains, is what I would think of in Italy! :)

Ok as far as peaceful vibes go, there is actually a peace store in downtown SB! It is truly way overpriced, but it has a huge sign that says THE WAR HAS ENDED! I want it for sure!

And there are alot of vintage *upcycled Stores, as well as coffee shops, etc..
I am going to check on…

Blast off to Downtown SB!

My inagural visit to Downtown SB was incredible! Ok thanks in part of wonderful Hubby, and thankx in part to self discovery!
We went to I think it was called beadin around in~
They are moving so having a fifty percent off sale.
Ok really it was way overpriced for Jewelry Artisans, but it was way kewl to find a beautiful strand of dyed turqouise in a blue green variety unseen by my eyes before..They were somewhat though in rough shape, and sizes...But I figured I could make five beautiful bracelets out of themm..
YUM!
Then found ok LISTEN UP, Lucky Store..
Now I am no label whore, but Lucky and Levi's are my fav!:)
American Classics with peace and love intertwined!
I was in love as I looked thru the store, unfortunately I couldn't afford anything at full price, and even if I could, I would spend it on beadz first!
But in the back there was a area of 50 percent off stuff/.OK LOVE IT, not 20 percent, but 50!And they had the Buddha Hoodie that I saw online and wanted so badly, but wouldn&…

Shipwreck beads have the carved beautiful wood flower beads finally back in stock after two months!

Yah~
Ordered 250 of them..
Ok also I am so excited I went to the B & B (I think it is warehouse in W Melbourne...
They are a awesome couple who have a great eye for beadz! I am only sad I won't be hanging out more with them! I hope to catch up with them in Tucson!
They are so kewl~
I really dig some of the beautiful new stuff I got before heading out to Cali!
I mean fantabulous!
New Cali Style Designs! For sure!
I haven't even purused to see if there are any kewl beanz bead shoppes in Carp or Santa Barbara, or even Ventura!
Rock on! To have choices!

Final Run to Cali

In Gila Bend now and staying at the Space Age Lodge! Go figure it looks like it belongs in Titusville, not Gila Bend! :)
But it has a kewl jetson, retro vibe that I love love love! Like being on route 66~
The great news is we are only 400 miles from our target! Ventura, Cali.
What a long strange trip it's been~ Ok so ripped that off from the Dead, but truly a sentiment for these times..
Alot to look toward, sad to leave great great loving friends, and the moment is one of sore, tired and focus!
I do miss Florida, but different that I expected.
More for of course friends, and locations, but kinda like a comfortable pair of shoes, but not my most fav ones...
There is peace in knowing that we are exactly where we are suppose to be. Micheal and I are like a old married couple... haha.. Thank gosh we love each other, cause sometimes we don't like each other, hmmm like any married couple! haha..
We are both tired and worn out.. So if we can still get along under these circumstances that is …

Brevard County Chapter of Artisans for Peace lives on!

Thanks to Bonnie Han, she will be picking up the ball and running with it... Or fabric, stamps, etc!!!!
Her first gathering will be making Eco Bags... How kewl is that..
So we are Coast to Coast! Since I will be also starting a chapter in Santa Barbara area..
:)
Bonnie will also be posting on the blog as well as added great tips, info and ect, on green living w/ creative flair!

Day Two of the Cali Journey Cross Country

Ok we are in Brookshire, Texas. What a day it was yesterday..
I was so tired, I didn't blog till this morning....
Ok we got thru Alabama, Lousiana, and then entered the big, long, long state of Texas.. Where everything is bigger!
Ok the speed limit is 70, and 65 at nite! hahahaha
Use to Florida speed rates.. So had to adjust, wasn't that hard in the Truck!
Then going thru Texas is somewhat of a nightmare..
Ok nice way of putting it, it is!
I drove thru Houston, Micheal was like it won't be busy during 5 oclock sat traffic, I was like probably will be huge city, etc..
So we did it and it was busy and sucked! So i just bellied up to the bar and basically kept out of everyones way as the big truck and little car following (scion) did our thing... But at least we got thru Houston! Huge sprawling urban decay....Haha
I did stop at a few hotels, and they are not doggie friendly UGH!
So we ended up in Brookshire.. outside of Katy.
They do have a awesome Resturaunt,, Called of all things Orla…

Making our Way to Cali Journal Day ONE

Well as I posted before I am relocating to Santa Barbara area of California.
And this week has been a whirlwind, found out we were offically moving Last friday and this Friday was on the road and Micheal did a wonderful job getting us to Mobile! We have offically left Florida.
I had mixed emotions of sadness of leaving behind friends, loving the beaches and so many beautiful places, and wondering what am I doing leaving paradise? So I wanted to get the hell out of there and stop thinking! Just being.
As I have already got a Loft to live in across from the beach with views in a laid back Beach community five miles from stores!
So really it will be so kewl, and relaxed, but I have to get there to enjoy it.
Trying to live peacefully amist the Stress isn't easy!

Last Nites Artisan for Peace Event

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Ok we created Organic Hemp/Cotton Ribbon Peace Bracelets. We used Coconut shell buttons as well as markers, and so much more. I could just kick me self for not taking pics, I did have my camera with me too! We also made bookmarks and Micheal made a chocker...
Then we did do a short visualization for peace as well as setting intent for BC Peace and beyond!
We had six people this time !YAH
Fun was had by all!

Ordered Five of Hand carved Lotus flower Tibetan Malas

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Ok this is like a dream come true. I just hope and pray they are as beautiful as they look in the pics. They come via China from Tibet.. I know I know but I love the vibration of these beads..
Hand carved lotus's..
Doesn't get mucho better then that for sure!
Will have them hopefully before I move to Cali.

Love this one! Love the Lotus Flower

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I actually ordered a few from
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5933319

Love the stamps done by hand! :)

Love what Lauren K did with the stamp! IT is beautiful! I do want to try my hand (and have for a while making leather cuffs (with upcycled leather belts) This is fantabulous!
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=10344794

Love this oxidation Look for the Sanskrit Chant on Silver

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Visualization Prayer for President Obama in 2016

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The year is 2016. We glance at the television one morning and see President Obama having another of his many press conferences. He has been in office for almost 8 years. It hasn’t been perfect, but things are way better than when he took office in January 2009. You notice that his hair has whitened a bit and that he still has that winning smile and that take-charge/positive energy that he had when he was campaigning way back in 2008.
See it…Feel it….Breathe it….Pass it on.
The Challenge: take 30 seconds right now. Close your eyes and imagine exactly what our country will feel like with President Obama. Imagine how good it will feel.

Imagine the diplomacy.Imagine the peace.Imagine the windmills and the clean cars.Imagine the citizen groups.Imagine the earth being healed and revitalized.Imagine being very proud of your country and its leader.Imagine whatever it is that draws you to support Obama.Imagine what your life will look like.
30 seconds. Do it several times a day.

We can shift and ch…
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Florida Redeems itself By Being a Blue State

Finally we can do something right. Florida Voted and we Voted Blue.
This is a wonderful sign for Florida. That finally we are awake and paying attention and are wanting to be part of the change that is so needed in this country, in our world.
We have finally after 8 long torturous years, can hold our head up high and realize that now is the time to roll up our sleeves and get busy. Healthcare for everyone! Out of Irac! Dept. Of Peace! Get the green economy rolling, help for minorities, and more minorities in leadership rolls, African Americans being proud, and seeing that they too can be President one day. Coming together as a nation, and on the worlds platform, creating and bringing intelligent, mindful banter, as well as rational, middle path decsions, getting along with the Rep's and realize we must start working together toward peace, and healing of our nation, world, mother earth as well as our souls.
NO longer is race a issue, let's get over it. We all bleed red. No matter …

Sad Day for Same Sex Marriage in Florida

I don't know how but Amendment two passed in Florida.
This is truly a sad Day in Florida.
WE redemed ourselves for Carrying Prez Obama, but we lost our souls by passing Amendment two.
I am saddened by this. Any group of people who loose rights, is fair game for other groups of people to loose rights.
My heart is heavy on this issue, and mourning the passage of this closed minded type thinking.

Standing on the Corner hangin w/ Prez Obama

Ok it was his cutout, but really, It was amazzzing!
So many folx, African-American, White, Hispanic, Pink, Orange, etc
Beeping and waving and getting excited for Prez Obama!
IT was way higher then folx being negative!
Standing on the corner (ok a Crack/Homeless Corner to boot), I realized how this election is bringing us all back together, as a nation, as a country and as a people.
People of all skintones, people who may not normally agree, agree on one thing, Prez Obama is a right fit for the change we so need in this country!
It is so exciting to be part of this and be here on Earth at this time!
We are really in for some excitement folx, and to see how many peeps in Melbourne are supportive of the change, well that is also exciting.
We can't look back, at least to change or complain, but we can enjoy the moment and savour it, really enjoy it. And help those who didn't vote for Prez Obama to adjust, in a kind loving way! We don't want our country divided, but rather to come tog…

Buddhists get engaged in race for President

By Daniel Burke, Religion News Service, October 28, 2008

New York, USA -- By most counts, several times more people live in New York City than practice Buddhism nationwide.


<< Obama or McCain: Which path are American Buddhists taking on?

So American Buddhists aren't likely to become a political machine or a crucial swing vote any time soon. But as the religion born in the East carves its place in the West, many Buddhists are making a mark in U.S. politics, including this year's presidential race.

A significant number of Buddhist immigrants who fled communist regimes in Southeast Asia tend to be politically conservative, which could help Republican candidate Sen. John McCain. But a solid majority of American Buddhists are converts, who tend to be liberal, and many back Democrat Barack Obama.

Take, for example, Sharon Salzberg.


In September, the writer and meditation teacher traveled to Ohio and registered voters for the first time in her 56 years. Salzberg, a New York City nati…

Barack Obama Cocoa Tea Song

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Latest Video News from Prez Obama

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Women For Peace!

Celebrate the Eve of November 4th Together

Let's celebrate together November 4th
Shanti's House: 11 Fillmore Court Satellite Beach Florida
7pmBring Dish to Pass
We will watch: Comedy Central: John Stewart/Steven Colbert
As we laugh and giggle and enjoy the evening of Change

Take a few minutes to day to silently send good vibes to President Obama

Ok if we say it, then we manifest it right! So lets take a few minutes in silence today to send good vibes to the New Prez!
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Earth Dance Check out there website! One of my Favs!

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Peace Day is Every Day Ideas for PEACE

Make your own Peace Day!

Plan a Peace Day Event
Can be observed by anyone, anywhere. There is no need to get involved in a group or organization to celebrate the day. Simply by meditating on peace or participating in the minute of silence at noon, you are part of the Peace day movement. If you wish to get others involved, there are numerous examples of activities, such as walks for peace, making origami peace doves, planting trees for peace and releasing peace balloons. You can also organize Peace Day activities at work or in your neighborhood.

Examples of Peace Day events:
As a group, create a human formation of a peace dove, take a picture
Light a candle or lantern for peace
Do a silent meditation for peace at noon
Ring a peace bell
Release peace balloons
Make origami peace doves, write notes about peace on them - display
Plant a Peace Pole (www.peacepoleproject.org)
Plant a tree for peace
Plant a rock for peace (www.plantingrocksforpeace.org)
Make "Pinwheels for Peace" (www.pinwheelsf…

Celebrate the Eve of November 4th Together

Let's celebrate together November 4th
Shanti's House: 11 Fillmore Court Satellite Beach Florida
7pm
Bring Dish to Pass
We will watch: Comedy Central: John Stewart/Steven Colbert
As we laugh and giggle and enjoy the evening of Change!

Parade of Gems Melbourne November 8th to 9th Bead Show

8-9--MELBOURNE, FLORIDA: Show, "Parade of Gems"; Canaveral Mineral & Gem Society; Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; admission $4; contact John Almasi, (321) 956-9742; e-mail: almasij@fit.edu

Brevard County Library has Crafts n Things Magazine (back issues)

I personally had them hold 2008 issues for me to look over.
Love this mag since it has alot of different ideas, not just jewelry, cards,
altered art, etc.
And the lastest goodies out there!
So check the library for your source and do your green part w/o purchasing the mag itself!

St. Lucie County Rock & Gem Club show this weekend!

This is to let everyone know that today and tomorrow is the St. LucieCounty Rock & Gem Club annual show at the Martin County Fair Ground inStuart. It promises to be a great show

MASS "Sign Wave For CHANGE" Melbourne 11/3

WHO - Brevard Voters, Progressive Candidates and Orgs
WHAT - MASS "Sign Wave For CHANGE"
WHEN - Monday 11/3 5pm - 7pm
WHERE - Melbourne along US1 between the 192 and Eau Galle Causeways
WHY - SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND GET OUT THE VOTE FOR OUR CANDIDATES
TOGETHER WE ARE THE CHANGE WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
Bring your yard signs and positive signs for CHANGE. Obama and Blythe
volunteers meet at Eau Galle and US1. Patriots For Peace, Space CoastProgressive Alliance members and Brevard NOW please gather at 192 andUS1. All others spread out along US1 the entire route between the causeways. Park where you can.