Friday, May 27, 2016

down to earth

photos taken during bike ride along Lachine Canal
After gazing into the sky in search of flying saucers and space aliens, Lohbado came down to earth and took photos of heavy objects, for example, big trucks and shipping containers along the bike path beside the Lachine Canal in Montreal.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

space aliens

Lohbado encountered three space aliens while crossing the Plains of Radiation. They used sign language to ask Lohbado directions to food and shelter. The aliens gave Lohbado a bottle of Zog Juice. They sat around the remains of a meteorite and got to know each other. The space aliens were direct descendants of bacteria from the giant Og's drool, which fell on to a rock which Og picked up and hurled into space 250 million years ago.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


A moment of relaxation during a long weekend... The question arose during conversation about what caused the blackout of cultural knowledge about 7000 or so years ago. The continuity of knowledge fades out as one gazes backwards into history. Cultural history begins to grow in the time of the Greeks, for example,  preSocratic writings, 5th and 6th century BC, marked a beginning of what is now known as philosophy. Seth also shared stories he'd heard about the origin of life. Perhaps some bacteria in a meteorite hit earth and instigated evolution of life. Of course, there's always the temptation to say that when something begins here, it actually began elsewhere. Life never began where one might expect. It's beginning arose from conditions originating elsewhere, which leads into infinite regress. What exactly caused the big bang... in the beginning, matter existed, which gave rise to further existence, which intensified into a bang, a cosmic orgasm which began the universe as it appears to us.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

lohba vlog 29

Warm weather has returned to Montreal. Lohbado enjoyed moments of silence in his apartment, then went out to savour the sounds of summer: lawn mowers, power tools, road construction. Sometimes in the park one can hear birds. Lohbado also contemplated the nature of self, how it is composed of many things.

Monday, May 23, 2016

bardo vision

Lohbado dreamed a fire in his stomach shot sparks up into his skull which loosened the glue which held together the heap of memories, fantasies, thoughts and emotions that generated a personality or sense of self. His self decomposed into millions of tiny particles or monads. The dream narrator said the monads were mirrors of the cosmos. Just before waking, a strange face appeared, with a crack down the middle. He woke up to realize he was still Lohbado.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

wedding anniversary

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Congratulations to Jim and Francesca on 25 years of marriage. The celebration was at the Montreal Shambhala Centre.

Friday, May 20, 2016

religious dream

digital painting by Lohbado
Lohbado dreamed he was back at his father's church, carrying a heavy piece of wood to a birthday party. When he got there, he would be given a slice of cake. He saw goat eyes watching from the bottom of a couple tea cups. He was tempted to throw away the log and sit down. Instead of crying over spilled milk, he could have cake and eat it too.