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This Morning

          This morning the dissipating fog and its heavy dew joins a rising sun to teach me that each moment offers the opportunity to see more clearly what is already there. Zhong Fen li Bao yu Di

Liz and Mary Mantra, Untitled Prayer, Undertow

Liz and Mary Mantra, Untitled Prayer, Undertow

Liz and Mary Mantra   May I find the peace, the calm, the strength to let go of my craving… wanting to know, wanting to have, wanting to be. May I surrender and rest right here. Do not wander. Do not wander. Liz is my teacher. Mary is my friend and retired teacher who travels […]

The Pretzel by Elliot W. Lesser

The Pretzel by Elliot W. Lesser

The Pretzel By Elliot W. Lesser Our relationship, Emmy’s and mine, is like a 12-inch long, one inch in diameter pretzel. That’s how relationships can be . . . one long salted pretzel that looks like a cigar. Of course there are many kinds of relationships just as there are many kinds and shapes of […]

Mutiny on the Bounty: A Spiritual Remix

Mutiny on the Bounty: A Spiritual Remix

Mutiny on the Bounty: A Spiritual Remix by Rev. Yao Xiang Shakya Ignorance gives birth to Mara. Mara gives rise to armies. Buddha speaks to Mara. “Your first squadron is Sense Desires, Your second is called Boredom, then Hunger and Thirst compose the third, And Craving is the fourth in rank, The fifth is Sloth […]

Reaching for the Light

Reaching for the Light

  The harm that we cause travels out from its impact. It moves deeply through us, between us. Neither space nor time halts its flow. It can bring on a darkness. As we seek to protect ourselves From inner demons and the living. This blackness may conceal even our essence. If we are lucky, others […]

Saint A. Sits in the Field of Boundless Emptiness

Saint A. Sits in the Field of Boundless Emptiness

The Heart of the Matter St. A. studied deeply the Wisdom teachings and discovered the body is impermanent. She learned there is no male, no female. She saw all forms, feelings, perceptions, impulses and consciousness as impermanent and was saved from all suffering and distress. (The Heart Thread, an ancient teaching)  

The Divine Mother & Child Central in the Eightfold Path

The Divine Mother & Child Central in the Eightfold Path

What is it…to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself?

What is it…to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself?

Zhong Fen li Bao yu Di begins to see his neighbor in a new light of no opinion in his new work, What is it…to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself?  His photo illustrates what happens when we get stuck in our likes and dislikes. Enjoy the poem     What is it…to Love Your Neighbor as […]

The Tennis Ball

The Tennis Ball

The Tennis Ball by Sophia Meyer-Greene I had taken a walk in the park that invigorating day in early January. I passed the tennis courts which were empty. Dried leaves scattered here and there. Bunches near the lower edges of the fencing clung together like aging lovers. Then I saw it. The green tennis ball […]

I Love the Taste of Shrimp

I Love the Taste of Shrimp The ant I unknowingly step on Is the 15 year old slave cleaning shrimp in Thailand, Is the Afghan woman accidentally killed by a drone, Is the Guatemalan villager poisoned by a copper mine. I am not to blame, But I am not uninvolved. Can I see this, So […]

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