Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Happy Year of the Fire Monkey! I was so honored to do this piece for Shambhala Publications, whose books were my first introduction to Buddhism fifteen years ago.

"May this Lunar New Year of the Fire Monkey burn all our confusions, barriers and separations within us, between us, and the rest of existence. May the fire of wakefulness kindle our deepest aspirations and our deepest prayers. May we rejoice and marvel at the magic of this illusive reality. May we see this world rightly, as it is, without our concepts, limitations, elaborations and fears." 

-Penpa Dolma

Also, a deep bow to artist Robert Beer, whose decades of work has made traditional Tibetan iconography available for illustrators like me to be inspired by.