POEMS: “The further you go” by Andrew Colliver

“The further you go”   Mercy, there have been revelations. Grace, there has been realisation. Still, you must travel the path of time and circumstance. The further you go, the more it comes back to paying attention. The rough skin of the tallowwood, the trade routes of lorikeets, a sky lifting behind afternoon clouds. Staying…

“Entering fully” by Tarchin Hearn (Green Dharma Treasury)

“Entering fully” Life is a boundless matrix of dynamic relationships.  Ultimately, every action reverberates throughout the universe.  I responding to you.  You responding to me.  This responding to that.  That responding to this.   Responsiveness is the living heart of being and becoming.  Atoms, molecules, organs and organisms, families and societies;  entire ecosystems, biospheres, planets…

“Meditation, a Powerful State of Mind” by elquanah (re-blogged)

  Meditation, a Powerful State of Mind  We are a world community connected by the internet. Science is now proving what many already knew, meditation has powerful benefits.  It cannot only change the way we think, but we can learn of the power within as well. Meditation is about calming the mind, training yourself to…

“Affirmation” by Tarchin Hearn (excerpt from Green Dharma Treasury)

“Affirmation” I have lived all my life with a terminal diagnosis, yet the naming of cancer is considered terminal whereas living is not. To surrender into the reality of living is to surrender into the reality of it always leading to death. Surrender into dying is therefore not necessarily different than surrendering into life. To…

ZEN STORIES: “Mokusen’s hand”(about generosity, giving & receiving)

MOKUSEN’S HAND Mokusen Hiki was living in a temple in the province of Tamba. One of his adherents complained of the stinginess of his wife. Mokusen visited the adherent’s wife and showed her his clenched fist before her face. “What do you mean by that?” asked the surprised woman. “Suppose my fist were always like…