As you may or may not know, I am a practitioner of Zen Buddhism. As part of an online course I am participating in, I am slowly working my way … Continue reading The Heart Sutra.
Dragons Gate is situated atop a high waterfall that cuts from the legendary Longmen mountains above the Yellow River at Hunan. Carp that have endured the difficult and treacherous journey … Continue reading Here there be dragons.
In Sung China, two monks friends for sixty years watched the geese pass. Where are they going? one tested the other, who couldn’t say. That moment’s silence continues. No one … Continue reading Wild geese.
“You can’t live a bunny life and write tiger poems” :: Bonnie Myotai Treace ::
I recently came across this eloquent post from John Tarrant a meditation teacher who was born in Tasmania: “The first thing about really having your own creative life is not … Continue reading Turning moments.
A beautifully crafted film following Belgian wildlife photographer Michel D’Oultremont as he displays both deep patience and presence in his work. The film takes the viewer on a journey … Continue reading The Wait.
One letter. In the moment. Each action deliberate in intention and precise in its immediacy of execution. A cup of tea. A smoke. One letter. Just this.
“Soil for legs Axe for hands Flower for eyes Bird for ears Mushroom for nose Smile for mouth Songs for lungs Sweat for skin Wind for mind” –Nano Sakaki