Category Archives: Buddhism

Enlightenment*

I’ve been very reluctant to talk about this, but I think that sometime in the past year I’ve had one or more enlightenment experiences as a result of meditation and some life shocks. I hesitate to even use that terminology … Continue reading

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haiku: 5 August 2018

grasshopper softly sits on the mallet waiting for me to begin 8.5.18 O-An Zendo /// outside the window a leaf that looks like a face “hi, leaf, my name is—” 8.5.18 O-An Zendo

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POEM: things the Buddha said

things the Buddha said the Buddha said to thine own self be true the Buddha said take two of these and call me in the morning the Buddha said a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush … Continue reading

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two haiku: 6 March 2018

one drop of water falls into the hotel sink I am far from home 3.6.18 Butler PA /// raspy laughter comes through the wall from the next room in (one) out (two) in… 3.6.18 Butler PA

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two haiku: 3 March 2018

cold wind like a slap boys, biking, do not feel it I wait in the car 3.3.18 Phillipsburg PA /// car zooms by outside rain spatter on rubber tires while upstairs: zazen 3.3.18 State College PA

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Morning epiphany

Had a big epiphany this morning. The religious zeal and calling I feel is directed toward the creation of an intentional community. I also feel a very strong love and gratitude for Buddhism. My Buddhism has been a solitary practice … Continue reading

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