(147/365) lotus position

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“As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world” - Buddha

I was finally able to make it to mindfulness meditation last night at our local Buddhist temple.

I went to the temple earlier to get my picture, sitting in the center of a lotus design that is in front of the temple. The temple is such a beautiful location. It's hard not to feel peaceful and tranquil in their surroundings. I found it really beneficial in helping my mind calm-down and de-stress with what is going on currently in my life. By being more mindful, and focusing on the present (and not the past or future), I can better manage what is going in my life and be more observant.

chalupabatman, DaughterOdreams, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. iwinatcookie 88 months ago | reply

    Very pretty lighting! Good job!

  2. nanny snowflake 88 months ago | reply

    Erika thanks! I didn't notice the sun beam till I got it of of the camera...

  3. chalupabatman 88 months ago | reply

    I love how much of the environment you got into this shot and the sunlight is perfect!

  4. abrupt mitten [deleted] 88 months ago | reply

    I wish we had a Buddhist temple in my area. Mindfulness meditation would benefit me so much. My head is one big, cluttered mess right now.

    This is a beautiful photo Brittany. It's one of my favorites.

  5. nanny snowflake 88 months ago | reply

    Nicky Smith thanks :)
    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/likeamaze] I discovered it through the monk that lives there... he actually graduated from our counseling program! thanks :)

  6. Husomlykkjun 87 months ago | reply

    Meditation is great, and I too find Buddhist temples serene places :)

  7. nanny snowflake 87 months ago | reply

    Jørn Olav Løkken I need to be more mindful about practicing more. I totally thought of our temple when you took your pic in front of one in Vietnam because that's where our resident monk is from!

  8. Maria Rosa Photography 87 months ago | reply

    This is one seriously rocking spot for a 365! Works really well with the sun rays. Awesome!

  9. nanny snowflake 87 months ago | reply

    Maria Rosa Photography thanks! I'mma miss it once I move!

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