Coronavirus lockdown begins in Bali, wondering what will happen…

This week a limited lockdown has started in Bali due to the coronavirus. Police are present and everyone is advised to stay inside. We had a chance to explore the island a bit, and now we remain at home. Fortunately we found an economical apartment in the southeast Nusa Dua area. We have a few local friends who are very helpful.  We’re enjoying the warm weather. I’m ok with a simple life, living out of a suitcase. Exciting news! Lama D has a new website for his healing work. He calls it Tibetan Healing Massage, and his website is PowerDharma.com.…

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A Week in Paradise

Every day is a gift in Bali. This week we actually found an inexpensive apartment so we can afford to stay. We’re taking one step at a time as we lay the groundwork for a series of online classes on Buddhism and healing. We went exploring in Ubud, Seminyak, Denpasar, and Nusa Dua beach areas. We’re following the global news of the corona virus. We pray for everyone all over the world, especially our dear friends in Italy. Please check out my article link here on Corona Virus Precautions. Stay calm and healthy. We are fine. It is very quiet here. There…

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We go from Bhutan to Bali and make an offering

Hi everyone. It was a week of travel in spite of the corona virus. All is well. We’ve arrived in Bali for the next chapter of our lives – I’m not sure what this will hold. In Paro, Bhutan, my 8-year old niece Pari’ came to eat breakfast with her Auntie Jane. This was her very first experience eating with a fork and knife! She usually eats with her hands or sometimes a spoon. At first she was quite confused, but with a tiny bit of coaching and encouragement she did an amazing job. Fancy napkins and fashionable sunglasses go…

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Good Luck and Success from the Temple Guardians

The temple guardians were with us today! To finish the final video for my book “Heal Your Past Lives”, we had to befriend Vaiśravaṇa, the chief of the Four Heavenly Kings who guards the North direction. Here he is behind me in the clouds. The Four Great Kings guard the entrance to the Paro Rinpung Dzong, and the four cardinal directions. Each of the kings are leaders of a semi-divine class of beings in their own realm, to uphold and teach the path to enlightenment while destroying obstacles and surveying their realm. Always ready to protect the Dharma, they are surrounded by fire…

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Corona Virus Precautions

Hi everybody. Since I’m traveling this month in Asia, I’m researching basic virus precautions. I’ll share my findings with you here regarding how it is spread, and how to clean surfaces. I hope it’s helpful. Most important of course is to avoid stress, get plenty of liquid, and rest. Build your health and immune system so you are strong. Check out these four articles from my food website on how to be well-defended against any virus: 10 Steps to Smart Anti-Viral Foods & Lifestyle,  Prevent a Virus with Anti-viral Herbs,   Vanquish a Virus with Food & Lifestyle Bye-bye Colds and…

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Lama D returns, and I make a book video

Hello everyone, It’s been an exciting week. Lama D came back to Bhutan. I’m very happy to see him. We’re are deciding what to do next. I’ve been working on making videos to introduce the books, finishing proposals, and creating digital images for the Buddha quotes. Paro is still very cold in the wintertime, so we’re planning to spend some time in Bali, to check out possible places to stay and locations for retreats. The first two videos will be made in the Rinpung Dzong, the biggest monastery in Paro. This week I made the video below to introduce my…

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Art Portfolio – Digital Collages by Srijana

Hello, I am Srijana, aka Jane Barthelemy, an American Buddhist author. I live in Paro, Bhutan with my Bhutanese husband, the Lama Dungtsho. I’m working on a collection of original quotes of the Buddha’s actual words, never before published, all new translations carefully adapted into plain English from the Pali Canon, Tibetan Kangyur, and Chinese Texts. These unique quotes are accompanied by my original digital collages. All images are available in 300 dpi jpg or pdf. Scroll down to view three formats: Rectangle 5.5 x 8, Square 12 x 12, and Cards 3.9 x 5.4 Contact email: jane@fiveseasonsmedicine.com. Bhutan tel: 975-1796-7830,…

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Creating videos and illustrations for my books…

Thanks to the awesome guidance of Andrea Adler, my brilliant holistic PR Marketing Maven, I finished the first video. My agent will use it to present my books to publishers. I have two more videos to go. The Wheel of Life with the foot of Yama, the King of Death, is one of my favorite video backgrounds. The process of finishing the books and finding a publisher is proving to be a LOT more involved than I imagined. Andrea now lives in Santa Fe, and we have many friends in common. Although I haven’t seen any offers yet, I firmly believe…

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Six Book Proposals from Srijana in Bhutan

Hello, I am seeking a publisher for six unique books. I am also seeking knowledgeable foreword-writers and book reviews. My mission is to delve deeply into ancient truths to extract the inspiration and creative keys we need to transform ourselves in challenging times. My three pdf book proposals are linked below. Thank you for your consideration. Srijana Paro, Bhutan Website: FiveSeasonsMedicine.com Email: jane@fiveseasonsmedicine.com Faceboook: Sri Jana: srijana1080 Skype: janebar108 Bhutan tel: 975-1796-7830 These six books have recently come out of my quiet, peaceful environment in Bhutan: Buddha Speaks, Channeled Conversations with the Master. Buddha Speaks, Illustrated Quotes for Children and Adults. Buddha…

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Video Trials, Solitary Nights, Unexpected Perfection in Paro

Hello friend. I hope you are well. Everything is perfect here in Paro, Bhutan. However perfection is -um -sometimes very unexpected and surprising. Uh Oh! Is this discomfort? Could this perhaps be what the Buddha called “suffering”? Or “stress”? We’re all learning that happiness and perfection are always a question of perspective. I’m learning to hone my thoughts and to notice my mind’s shenanigans! The mind is quite flexible, you know. And since we can control our viewpoint every moment, I choose to see my life as perfection. I hope you see yours that way too. This isn’t a sweet-faced…

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