Category Archives: Buddhism

POEM: the bodhisattva of Naples, New York

the bodhisattva of Naples, New York for Mary Cornish They came with stories. They came to a big barn near a small town on a spring day still gripped by the memory of winter. They stood beneath a thousand tiny … Continue reading

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POEM: sandbag satori

sandbag satori I settle like a sandbag onto the zafu bones finding a resting place a contented sigh & the smell of sandalwood I close my eyes as the bell rings / / / Jason Crane 6 April 2017 State … Continue reading

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POEM: cohabitation

cohabitation BOOM! on the cushion while BANG! you are, inexplicably awake RATTLE! breathe in, breathe out TING! a brief rain shower, passing car STOMP! the bell dings, ending the morning session SLAM! like magic, a bagel & tea on the … Continue reading

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POEM: the mystic

the mystic New Balance sneakers, worn soles Builder’s tea, almond milk, one sugar Nikon binoculars, Peterson field guide a biography of Philip Whalen (of course) all the trappings, none of the Trappist there’s no “I” in enlightenment oh wait, there … Continue reading

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A Meditation Confession

On December 17, 2015, I stopped meditating. I’d been meditating at least 20 minutes a day for more than three years without missing a day, and in an on-and-off way for many more years than that. In fact, I tracked … Continue reading

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Updates on my road to the ministry

Last June I wrote an essay called “Charting a course for the next part of my life” about my desire to finally pursue my dream of being a religious leader in an intentional community. Several things have changed since I … Continue reading

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