High in a treeless valley in China's remote Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture lies the the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world. Founded in 1980, the Seda Larung Wuming Tibetan Buddhist Institute consists of a few main buildings and a tens of thousands of small dormitories built on the surrounding hillsides. At any given time, the Institute houses up to 40,000 monks and nuns who come from different schools of Tibetan Buddhism: Nyingma, Gelug, Sakya and Kagyu. Students usually take six years to complete the formal training. Higher levels of training can take 13 years.
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unequivocal statement from the white house for a change.
i have been getting this sidebar add on fb / yipes!
mom, can i have $200,000? i want to major in the comedic arts. no, thats not a joke. why are you laughing?
who the hell is ready for some dental damnation? theres blood... theres gore... theres viscera.... theres... a bubble panel?
what isnt there?
and a story! im too lazy!
welcome to my world.
rolling huts in methow valley
drip... drip... drip.... CRASH!!!
half my bathroom ceiling fell in.
one week until its been a year since i had my last haircut. (i fact checked the date. it was during australias second wc game. remember that wonder goal by tim cahill?) can i keep procrastinating as i have for the last four months to push it past a year? my money is on yes.
"We're delighted that Brontosaurus is back..."
In her new book, Michelle Goldberg traces the Western practice of yoga to a Russian woman named Indra Devi. Goldberg says that many of the poses in modern yoga can't be traced beyond 150 years ago.
had another bike light ripped off from in front of the same whole foods that my bike was stolen a year and a half ago. jokes on them though as it is a $5 chinese piece of shit with big chunks of plastic missing from the housing from when ive dropped it. enjoy throwing that in the trash, motherfuckers.
the usps must have been legally required to change their name because all i ever get from them is annoyed while receiving very little service. im waiting on a package which i was pleased to see had a fed ex tracking number but once it got to nyc they offloaded it to usps. i have only one time actually had a package delivered from them without having to go retrieve it from the post office. but now with my last two packages they arent even leaving me a slip in my mailbox so i can get it without an expected hassle. last time at least i had a usps tracking number and i scheduled a delivery which to my surprise they made but this one has only a fed ex tracking number so it doesnt work in the usps system. and me without decent id (i know, fuck off) makes it one degree more difficult. fuck you, post office for failing at the most basic level of competence.
In a nearly unbelievable chapter of Oregon history, a guru from India gathered 2,000 followers to live on a remote eastern Oregon ranch. The dream collapsed 25 years ago amid attempted murders, criminal charges and deportations.
History of billiards and plastics
just randomly exclaimed "priceline... negotiator!" for successfully aiming a stream of raid through the pans hanging on my wall killing a roach. lets just say the roach had it coming to him. i may need to lay down after all this excitement. (imagine im one of those people who would photoshop a can of raid into this photo, and sure, why not, a roach or two. its not like you imagining literally increases the amount of work i have to do.)
looks to be an interesting multi-arts festival in detroit.
i made the unfortunate error of being kind today. someones mail has been forwarded to my box for the last couple of days and i was able to track them down via google and twitter. now im sitting around waiting for a text and then ill have to deal with talking to someone for upwards to two minutes. that she is an attractive brasilian born actress only makes it more of an inconvenience. thankfully her imdb page only has one notable listing and that was as eye candy for a scene in an iron man movie. but really the worst part is that her spelling is atrocious which i guess can be forgiven considering her backround but misspelling instagram in your twitter header is just flat out negligent.
so experiencing some sort of aura at the moment. not nearly as vivid as the picture but im glad i was able to quickly identify it. it has mostly dissipated now but was a little discomfiting for about 15 minutes.
portland's new baseball team announced their nickname today
the portland pickles
only one unique tree dweller....