I'm currently reading The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche (again a graduate school reading list pick). Also another Tibetan guide to living well... Reading this book is like a breath of fresh air. Very relaxing.
"There is a famous saying: 'If the mind is not contrived, it is spontaneously blissful, just as water, when not agitated, is by nature transparent and clear.'"
-Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
So, in this spirit, here are a few new paintings for the New Year and a couple other quotes I've stumbled upon.