Category Archives: Buddhism

POEM: 300

300 300 times on the cushion or the couch or the bed or the seiza bench. 300 trips into the carwash of my brain, brushes spinning, thoughts spraying this way and that. 300 dances with the monkey, banging on the … Continue reading

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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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