Category Archives: Zen – Buddhism

Beyond the Border Kingdom – Poem 4 Posted

From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“. Into the Wild Beyond Here The Border Kingdom Concrete Supernova

Beyond the Border Kingdom – Poem 3 Posted

From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“. Into the Wild Beyond Here The Border Kingdom

Beyond the Border Kingdom – Poem 2 Posted

From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“. Into the Wild Beyond Here

Poetry Collection – Beyond the Border Kingdom

I have begun to publish my collection”Beyond” here at Moments of Zen.  The prologue and the first poem, “Into the Wild”, are now live.  A new chapter will be published each week or so.

Poem – One Mind

We inhabit this space for reasons we still chase through light and dark through heaven and hell through ancient texts and drawings. The human spirit longs for place, a concrete connection to surroundings, a palpable definition of home. How can we look out there when we do not how we got here? To measure today […]
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Poem – I see the Lantern Everywhere

I see the lantern everywhere and in my sleep as recurring dreams have brought with them a place in the empty field filled with light and hope. In my weakened state I cling to this vision as the hours and days pass and there is seemingly no end in sight. I cling to a vision […]
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Poem – Vow

I fear not the process, the natural end of this time here as I prepare for the next. I only fear the method and I vow to meet it’s messenger on my field with sword in hand beneath the white petals.

Poem – White Snow

White snow absent of mind dusts, absent of tree shadows and raven wings. White snow becomes the moon filled river. White snow becomes the expanding horizon. White snow becomes what we bring, what we perceive. An empty canvas, the empty field becomes a blank page and the contents of our full minds, the charged emotions […]
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The McMindfulness Craze: The Shadow Side of the Mindfulness Revolution

Another wonderful practice, being abused. Like anything, work on ourselves and everything, takes time, practice, dedication, and patience. There is no easy fix. Mindfulness is one part of this equation as it needs to include practice and study to push away the mind dust and come into the space with understanding of our place in […]
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Quotes – From Inside the Grass Hut

Reading “Inside the Grass Hut” by Ben Connelly, an analysis of Shitou’s “Song of the Grass-Roof Hermitage”.  When we look out a window or sit in a small space, it includes you and the entire world, the entire universe.  What you do in that moment impacts you, the space, and the world, and you yourself […]
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