“If you’re invested in security and certainty,
you are on the wrong planet.” 
– Pema Chödrön

 

Wind Horse – Ari Lathuras

Aug 28, 2022

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How do we respond to a culture steeped in misogyny, patriarchy, homophobia and white supremacy? Rather than become overwhelmed, we can show up as our full selves and express our humanity through the energy of Wind Horse. 

On Tibetan prayer flags we find 5 animals: the Garuda, Tiger, Lion, and Dragon on the outer edges, and in the middle is Lunkta or "Wind Horse." 

Wind Horse is described as the energy of basic goodness we are born with and return to through our meditation. It gives us a sense of confidence without ego, the energy we feel when we are living aligned with integrity. 

In the absolute sense, Wind Horse is the expansive feeling we possess but but do not grasp at. It is not really ours, so we hold it loosely, allowing it spaciousness.  

In the relative world we inhabit, we can use Wind Horse as inspiration to live out our values with integrity. It helps us transform doubt and anxiety into spiritual warriorship to live out our Buddha nature. 
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Ari Lathuras has been practicing meditation for approximately 35 years. She has received teaching from many renowned Buddhist teachers over the years. Pema Chodron has been one of her main sources of dharma teachings. She studied and practiced with Ani Pema since the mid-90s. About 13 years ago she met Ani Pema's teacher, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and became a student of his. She has also attended several teachings with Mindrolling Kondro Rinpoche. As a professional sign language interpreter, Ari has interpreted for many dharma teachers over the years.

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