Category Archive: Poetry

May 26 2017

Tears of Love

Into this pain, I take the pain of all others. Into this sorrow, I take the sorrow of all others. With tears of love I let this pain and sorrow burn through every dark corner, illuminating every shadow. My heart cracks as anger and hate attempt to swallow the pain and sorrow. Into this anger, …

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Feb 02 2017

Tantrika

O, to be a pratyeka-buddha Dissolved in private nirvana At peace as an eternal student of the Buddha But I know this Enlightenment is not mine. I see the endless game of samsara How could I ignore the cries of those who suffer from delusion? Jumping in with both feet, This tantrika sings the hymns …

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Jan 03 2017

New Year’s Tantric Dance

Hot and cold. Tired and Awake. Weak and Strong. Past, present, future and the Eternal Moment. This is the reconciliation of opposites. I am a rainbow of infinite awareness stretching out in and as all the worlds. I am the mind focusing on and experiencing God and soul. I am you. I am me. I …

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Nov 09 2016

Peace Within

Abandon ill-will and hate Abandon envy and greed Abandon anger and sorrow Abandon ignorance and delusion Abandon all these like a sinking ship For that’s what they are Bloated with self-importance They will drag you down to the depths of suffering. Cultivate Gratitude and Loving-Kindness Be neither attracted nor repulsed And rest in equanimity Develop …

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Jun 29 2016

What Are You?

Wind, Earth, Water of the rivers and sea Fire of the sun and stars All contained within Me. Spirit animating Life yearning to be free The stillness of Death All contained within Me. Infinite space, Nothingness, Limitless Consciousness Emptiness is key The perfection beyond feeling and perception All contained within Me. Awareness reaching into darkest …

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Jan 07 2016

3 Short Poems

Rain Storm Rain dowses the earth The ground is unsettled Quakes, floods, mudslides Disrupt the routine of human life Mother is clearing away the stale energy Wind tears through blockages Leaving us and the trees bare   Loss A friend fell over in the mud He was long dead but stood like a sculpture Branches …

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Aug 04 2015

Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Mar 25 2015

Desert Flowers 3/8/2015

Color erupts on the desert floor Yellow, purple, white framed by green The winter rain washed it all clean Fragrance from delicate blossoms Paints the air – sweet Strangers meet behind camera eyes Capturing a moment of Spring’s glory   On the march, fuzzy coats Supported by tiny feet Hungry mouths moving to their own …

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Mar 13 2015

Dissolving

When you approach meditation, You think the Light is dissolving you. In meditation, you discover You are the Light dissolving a make-believe you.  

Oct 22 2014

Freedom of Choicelessness

  I was raised in America, Believing Freedom meant the power to choose. Today I saw the bondage Inherent in the constant choosing. This or That Up or Down Good or Bad Happy or Sad The Ego always choosing its preferences, Thinking one choice is better than another. With every choice, another layer of self …

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