Dreaming or Not

Listening to a podcast of Soto Zen chants, they have a chant for everything, including wiping your ass! Dogen, why all the rules? To many rules for me! In the middle of the night, I have dream. A big house, my wife and I and 17 other people move in. What is this? Hippies! Oh […]

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And there is a lot more than this!

Viewing a collection of so called “artifacts” in this university exhibit. I am standing in front of a Seated Buddha Statue, centuries old. It was Atlanta, Georgia in 1986. What is this? Why am I drawn to this larger than life seated Buddha? How intensely beautiful it is! What intimacy I feel, completely exposed and humble, […]

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The day begins

This poem was written May 30 1998.  It was for my future wife, Charlene. We were married on April 8, 2001. It could have been written today and it would be as true now as it was then! The day begins… All of this, life thus far, has prepared me for this…  all has been […]

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Valentines Day

Great love knows nothing about what day it is! Wouldn’t it be best to always celebrate love? To suffer no loss of the beloved one, To never feel the longing, To never feel anger or betrayal, To always be love means to let go of fear, clinging and possession. Wouldn’t it be best to always […]

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