Sunday, July 31, 2016

afternoon portraits

Lohbado took the above pictures during a visit to Petite Patrie in Montreal. He walked along Beaubien and bought a safety vest to wear while bicycle riding, to increase visibility. He spent some time visiting with people and enjoying the afternoon.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Lohbado remembering

digital painting by Lohbado
Lohbado remembered what the street looked like five years ago, before facades changed during renovation of an entire block.

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.

Monday, July 18, 2016

lohba spirituality

At the Moronovian Tabernacle, spirituality is defined as being. Being is synonymous with spirituality. The spiritual journey involves an aspiration to move beyond the limitations of confusion, beyond conceptual walls, beyond ignorance, beyond what anyone could say about it.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

lohba openness

An attitude of openness, patience and friendliness could go a long ways in reducing dualistic antagonisms resulting from feeling one knows what's best for everyone.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

lohba fountain

a drinking fountain in a park is a welcome sight on a hot day, the perfect place to quench the thirst

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

lohba phone

If you're lonely, you could always listen to the voices coming out of the pay phone, plus practice your pronunciation.

Monday, July 11, 2016

lohba allegiance

Lohbado, in training to be a Chief Nomroh at the Moronivian Tabernacle, proposes a toast of allegiance to citizens of the world.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

friendly gathering

happy birthday!
Lohbado attended a friendly gathering next door to celebrate a neighbour's birthday. Click read more button to see more pictures.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

dream of where he was born

digital painting by Lohbado
Lohbado dreamed he walked down the main street in 1968 of the small town where he was born. The colors were vivid and the sky weird and cloudy. Not far from Main Street was the hospital where he came out of his mother. The hospital overlooked a harbour, with a huge concrete pier extending out into the bay.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Louis Cyr the strongest man in the world

the strongest man of all times

in St. Henri, Montreal
Lohbado stopped to rest at the little park near the convergence of Saint Jacques and Saint Antoine in St. Henri. This is the site of a bronze statue of Louis Cyr, the strongest man ever. He once lifted a 514 pound rock (242 kg), pushed a loaded freight car up an incline and lifted 273 pounds or 124 kg with one hand.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

to see like a child again

Lohbado remembered how as a child things felt fresh and magical. Walking down the street was an intriguing adventure. Everything felt so vivid and alive. He could talk to things and imagined them getting involved in the conversation. The world was filled with friendly sights and sounds in a festive celebration.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Lohba news

an old man stops to read a free newspaper in the park on Monday morning in Montreal

Sunday, July 3, 2016

lohba spelling

Lohbado explains how to spell the name Lohbado.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

lohba game

Lohbado out on the bike paused to do a little Moronovian contemplation.

Friday, July 1, 2016

festival season Montreal

Rue Saint Laurent
Schwartz's Deli

Lohbado photos from 2010
Warm sunny days, once again summer begins and so does the festival season in Montreal. First it was Francofolies. Now it's the jazz festival. It's also the perfect time to relax and enjoy the city.