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It's that time of year again!
O Western Land of Utmost Bliss
How pure we see thee lie.
Your lotus flowers give birth to us,
Our karma purified.
The vows of Amitabha,
The one of Limitless Light,
Saves everyone who says his name,
Reborn in pure delight.
Silent Mind, Holy Mind,
Silent mind, holy mind,
All is calm, all is bright,
Deep Vipasanna, thoughts rise and fall,
With clear insight detached from them all,
Sit in heavenly peace, Sit and contemplate.
O Zabuton, O Zabuton,
Thy kindness is substantial,
I sit upon thee night and day,
With folded legs and ankles.
Thy batting saves my knees from pain,
Through hot & cold you don't complain,
Here We Come to Meditate
Here we come to meditate,
Among tea leaves so green,
Here we come to meditate so fair to be seen,
Peace and joy come to you, please perfect your wisdom too
May the Buddhas bestow on you a happy new year,
May they send you a happy new year.
I Saw Two Monks
I saw two monks come bowing there,
On Christmas Day on Christmas Day
Dressed in robes, they had no hair,
On Christmas Day in the morning.
I've watched them bow since after two,
On Christmas Day on Christmas Day,
They must have nothing else to do,
I heard they bow for world peace,
It says so on their press release,
The one in front he would not speak,
I’ve never seen a stranger freak,
I wonder who they're bowing to,
Don't ask him he won't answer you,
Two preachers came to hassle them,
To endless hell they did condemn,
The monks kept bowing just the same,
The men of god looked pretty lame,
I bowed along the avenue,
Because my uncle dared me to,
On the spot I felt such peace,
Bowing brought my heart release,
To my surprise I made a vow,
Every year I'm going to bow
Posted on December 25, 2015 | Permalink
This is how we do Interfaith in 2015.
Lotus and negative-space lotus.
Deep black, various grays and white white.
Posted on December 14, 2015 | Permalink
Click here to read a moving article written by the Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, who reflects on the blessings he enjoys this Thanksgiving.
Posted on November 25, 2015 | Permalink