wetheurban:

ART: Tibetan Monks Use Millions of Grains of Sand to Create Breathtaking Murals

As part of a tour put on by an organization called The Mystical Arts of Tibet, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks from India recently visited the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas.

They were there for a weeklong residency during which they constructed this magnificent Tantric Buddhist mandala sandpainting.

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pleatedjeans:

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fjordism:

AARON PAUL JUST POSTED THIS ON TWITTER AND I’M SHITTING

“I still get very high and very low in life. Daily. But I’ve finally accepted the fact that sensitive is just how I was made, that I don’t have to hide it and I don’t have to fix it. I’m not broken.”
brooklynmutt:

Read: WaPo

(Source: c-isnenegro)

soupsoup:

Study: US government is an oligarchy Researchers from Princeton and Northwestern Universities released a study in April that found U.S. politicians more often reflect the wishes of the rich and powerful over the needs of the majority of Americans, who have a "minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy."

soupsoup:

Study: US government is an oligarchy 

Researchers from Princeton and Northwestern Universities released a study in April that found U.S. politicians more often reflect the wishes of the rich and powerful over the needs of the majority of Americans, who have a "minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy."

brooklynmutt:

kingsgrave:
Evidence has come to light that whales can live for 150 years or more. A harpoon with the date of 1880 in it was removed from a bowhead whale recently. Since whalers (then) didn’t shoot at calves, and whales tend to reach full growth in about 30 years, that makes that whale in the 200 year range.Now: Imagine what it knew before it died.

brooklynmutt:

kingsgrave:

Evidence has come to light that whales can live for 150 years or more. A harpoon with the date of 1880 in it was removed from a bowhead whale recently. Since whalers (then) didn’t shoot at calves, and whales tend to reach full growth in about 30 years, that makes that whale in the 200 year range.

Now: Imagine what it knew before it died.

(Source: pacificasun)

pbssecretsofthedead:

"Mona Lisa" artist, Leonardo da Vinci, was born on this day in 1452. Did you know in September 2012 a secret da Vinci painting was uncovered? It was a portrait of a younger Mona Lisa that predated the Louvre masterpiece. Learn more in "The Other Mona Lisa" - it premieres this July!

pbssecretsofthedead:

"Mona Lisa" artist, Leonardo da Vinci, was born on this day in 1452. Did you know in September 2012 a secret da Vinci painting was uncovered? It was a portrait of a younger Mona Lisa that predated the Louvre masterpiece. Learn more in "The Other Mona Lisa" - it premieres this July!

humansofnewyork:

His owner told me that according to a Native American myth, dogs with different colored eyes can see both heaven and earth.

humansofnewyork:

His owner told me that according to a Native American myth, dogs with different colored eyes can see both heaven and earth.