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Smashing bodhisattvas

The other day I wrote a poem called “the bodhisattva of Prospect Ave (all praise to Jah)” after a walk I took around town. Today I took another walk and discovered two things: (1) the statue is on Hamilton Ave, … Continue reading

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Brad Warner on Zen Buddhism as a communal practice

I finished Brad Warner’s Don’t Be A Jerk today for the second time, in preparation for reading his follow-up, It Came From Beyond Zen! Don’t Be A Jerk is described as a “radical but reverent paraphrasing of Dogen’s Treasury of … Continue reading

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POEM: the bodhisattva of Prospect Ave (all praise to Jah)

the bodhisattva of Hamilton Ave (all praise to Jah)* briskly walking (trying to get back in some sort of shape) I spotted the bodhisattva beneath a bush the moss covering him like a robe the leaves surrounding him like an … Continue reading

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POEM: particle & wave

particle & wave peel back the flesh over the sternum, then slowly separate the ribs there in the center is the light, both particle & wave the light will spill into the room, but that’s to be expected reach your … Continue reading

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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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