So on Friday night I went on a late night ride with the Wanksta's. We went went in search of the one taco truck in Huntington Beach. We never did find it but we did find a Del Taco that was open 24hrs. We considered it a success. Here's a bad video:
Many Westerners attracted to Buddhist practice have abandoned their own spiritual traditions. They reject the churches and clergy of their own traditions because they feel constricted and uncomfortable with the attitudes and practices they have encountered there. They have suffered within their own tradition and so have sought another. They approach Buddhist practice with the hope of replacing their own tradition and may wish to break away from their own tradition forever. According to Buddhist wisdom, such wishing is in vain. A person severed from her own culture and traditions is like a tree pulled out by the roots. Such a person will find it hard to be happy. Buddhist practice can offer effective means to heal, reconcile, and reunite with one’s blood and spiritual families, in order to discover the precious gems in one’s own traditions. Thanks to the practice, people will see that Buddhism and their own spiritual tradition have many things in common, and therefore it is not necessary to reject their own spiritual tradition. They will see that there are things that need to be transformed in Buddhism as well as in their own tradition. –Thich Nhat Hanh
So since grad school started I haven't been doing much art stuff and to tell the truth I've really missed it. Tonight I ran over to the first Saturday art openings in the Santa Ana arts district. I ran into a couple of friends I haven't seen in a while and it was good to catch up and just be back in the mix. I'd been away to long. Here's some photos from the night:
David Lynch's interview project started today and it looks like it's going to be amazing. First up is Jess: Jess was our first interview. We found him sitting on the side of the
road during the middle of the day. He told us he was waiting for his
trailer to be repaired so he could go live alone in the desert.
Although hesitant at first, Jess agreed to spare a bit of his time and
talk to us. His rugged delivery and appearance soon gave way to a
gentle man who was just looking for some peace in his life. After
leaving Jess we headed further easy into Arizona to look for our next
I hope to do something similar to this at the OC Daily Photo site, but in a still photo format. The link to the video can be found here.
I just bought 4 tickets to see Thich Nhat Hanh in Pasadena on Saturday Sept 19th. If you are interested in coming along and hearing this great Teacher/Buddhist Monk do his thing, let me know. They are up for grabs.