Thursday, December 31, 2009


A public urinal,
Somewhere in the Bardo,
Near Los Angeles.

~Dedicated to all hell realms.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Sitting still,
Within the yielding principle,
A seed of golden light.

~Dedicated to Audle Allison

Monday, December 28, 2009


Fall in silent beauty,
Then melt away.

~Dedicated to Roshi Joan Halifax

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Finally... Awakened,
Mountians are mountains,
Clouds are clouds.

~Dedicated to ardent practitioners of the Way

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


This rack of bones,
Expansion and contraction,
Vibration of Life.

~Dedicated to this incarnation.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Mugu Rock

The swell of the ocean,
Brings wave after rolling wave,
Crashing into the shore.

~Dedicated to the California coastline

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Out in the yard,
A circus of hummingbirds,
Nature's dancing jewels.

~Dedicated to hummingbirds

Morning Gatha

The movement of clouds,
And the stillness of mountains,
Presence of the Way.

~Dedicated to the Way

Saturday, December 19, 2009


All Bodhisattvas,
Radiate loving kindness,
Throughout time and space.

~Dedicated to Bodhisattvas

Friday, December 18, 2009

Guardians of the Way

The secret of the breath,
And the robe of enlightenment,
Retinue of Buddhas.

~Dedicated to all Buddhas

Thursday, December 17, 2009

True Love

The goal of this life,
Is to manifest True Love,
For all sentient beings.

~Dedicated to all sentient beings

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Incredible purring...
While kittens are mewling,
Mother's milk.

~Dedicated to Mother Nature

Taking Tea

Hands gently holding,
A cup filled while bowing,
The Buddha drinks tea.

~Dedicated to Albuquerque Zen Center

Monday, December 14, 2009


Running in the rain,
A dancing seagull laughs,
At my wet shoes!

~Dedicated to Heather A. Keller

Saturday, December 12, 2009


The wind through pine boughs,
Has become very quiet,
Temple of Nature.

~Dedicated to Upaya Zen Center

Zen Practice

A moonlit evening,
Crickets and locusts singing,
Sermon of the Way.

~Dedicated to Upaya Zen Center