ant, compassion, buddha

A Poem to share by Jane Hirschfield

Today, I would like to share a poem by the amazing poet, Jane Hirschfield. I first learned of her from the wonderful documentary, The Buddha, which she gave many profound insights into the life and teaching of the Buddha. Here is her latest poem in...

cold lake, winter lake, snow on water

Nature is full of genius

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.Henry David Thoreau We had a late-season snow yesterday afternoon. The snow fell gently throughout the evening and blanketed the trees and Earth with...

Fire meditation

Staring into the fire
dreaming awake
soul soars
angels rise
from the shadows
and recesses of my heart.
K. Collins

All Of Creation is a Symphony

Wisdom of the Mystics All of creation is a symphony of joy and jubilation…Prayer is nothing but the inhaling and exhaling of the one breath of the universe.Saint Hildegard of Bingen The longer you study the saints and mystics you will see an...

Take down the dulcimer-Rumi

Play and Pray First

Art by Steven Ponsford TODAY, like every other day, we wake up empty and scared. Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading. TAKE down the dulcimer.Djalal ad-Din Rumi I love this quote by Rumi. I have it hanging from my refrigerator...

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