Category Archives: Buddhism
(The last stanza, by itself, is a haiku) Clouds interrupt uniform blueness in my field of vision, claiming … territory? With dark grey bases and white bodies. Their sun-illuminated tops are sharply defined, like the gray tree-covered ridges below. Floating … Continue reading
Right here I sit, cross legged, on the second floor. Under me: a cushion, a rug, a floor, someone else’s a ceiling, Then another apartment: a void, furnished and sometimes populated. another rug, another wood floor. Then the basement: a … Continue reading
The cactus in the sitting room Is waiting for you to breathe out. It is armed and dangerous. Breathe … Give generously.
The Chartres labyrinth in this church basement mazes the mind, even though there are no choices in its path, no danger of a dead end. This eleven-circuit labyrinth has so many twists and turns you can’t see far ahead, can’t … Continue reading
Labyrinth walk again, in the same big old Mellon church. Today a celebration of labyrinths, I will walk all three First, a Chartres eleven-circuit labyrinth, Outdoors in the “garth,” a ground cloth on flagstones. The purple-edged loops appear to meander, … Continue reading
Land forms. Look, listen: this is how it happens. Uplifts make highlands. Erosion makes valleys. Bright peaks, shade dark, loud water, and boast, “I’m tallest.” Mountains boast. The fast stream won’t stop to listen. Relentless – snow, rain, a hard … Continue reading
See how all suffer. Each can help. To help one, helps All: interbeing.