Thursday, July 28, 2016

lohba meditation

Summer is a great time to go to the park and relax, to dissolve darkness clouding the mind and to reconnect with the dignity of existence.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Lohba foible

Lohba vlog encourages one to not be ashamed of minor weakness or eccentricity. Foibles are not a problem. In fact, they could be interesting. Two of Lohbado's foibles were his tendency to be an extreme loner and to speak slowly, with long pauses, something his father used to do as well when he got older.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sunday portraits

Here's a few portraits taken Sunday afternoon. It's Tuesday already. Sunday is rapidly fading from memory. It's nice to have a few pictures, plus there's something enjoyable about looking at people. Each person is a world of experience, many stories, some of them interesting, some of them ordinary.

Monday, July 25, 2016

photos of Kangirsuk, Nunavik

Kangirsuk, Coop side about 2006 
about -40 C

strong wind

While searching through his image library, Lobhado came across the above photos of Kangirsuk, taken in about 2006 or 7, various types of weather. Kangirsuk at the time had a population of 500, situated on the western coast of Ungava Bay. The village could be accessed by air. Air Inuit provides daily service to the village.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

taste of onion

Begin with the senses, for example, taste. An old raw onion provides a vivid taste experience. There's also the taste in the mouth. How does your mouth taste right now? There's so much bacteria in there, maybe it tastes like very old Munster cheese.

Over the past few thousand years, many models of experience have been discussed. Sense organs contact sense data. The tongue tastes an onion. Taste data is transmitted to higher functions of the brain which unify the sensory point instants into a form. Another mind function assigns the word onion to the form. On top of that, one could make a subjective judgement. Do you like the taste; do you not like it; or are you indifferent? Sometimes one might turn one's reaction into a moralistic platform proclaiming that old onions are bad and should be tossed. Or one might decide they have interesting possibilities in certain culinary preparations. Or to the artist, perhaps an old onion has a kind of beauty evoking impermanence, decay and the cycle of nature.

Friday, July 22, 2016

lohba city

Lohbado tries to sort out sights and sounds in the city of Montreal, while doing his best to find lost cats and to let sleeping dogs lie. In this video, Lohbado contrasted the high decibel roar of city streets with the relative quiet of indoor moments. The percussion track was made by recording a recycling truck outside Lohbado's front window. The truck made a dramatic drum-like sound as a metal arm lifted a bucket and dumped contents into the back of the truck. Lohbado also tried recording a truck as he stood in a phone booth. Playing with sound is something Lohbado began at 13, using a cassette recorder with builtin mic. When Lohbado finally got a computer in about the year 2001, he began creating a sound library.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

lohba awareness

Lohbado woke up spaced out. Being spaced out made him yearn to wake up and be aware. Awareness is its own reward. Life becomes richer and more alive when one pays attention to details. Path is the Goal is the title of a book on meditation by Chogyam Trungpa.