Friday, December 31, 2010

One Path

The Hindu Path,
Awakens direct Knowledge,
Of Godhead and Beyond.

The Buddhist Path,
Lets go of all knowledge,
And returns to the Beyond.

These two paths,
Appear to be different,
Yet, the goal is the same.

~Dedicated to my friends who practice the Dharma.

Sunday, December 26, 2010


O! Ruler of consciousness,
Witness of All!

~Dedicated to awakened consciousness.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Derived meaning is the culprit,
Direct presence is the savior.

~Dedicated to the living presence.

The Buddha Womb

Born of the womb,
Of the Buddha,
Returning to the womb,
Of the Buddha,
Where is the separation,
Of life and death?

~Dedicated to Oneness.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Nityananda of Ganeshpuri

O! Nityananda!
A crow came and a crow went,
Yet! Your love remains!

~Dedicated to Avadhoot Nityananda

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Crows in a tree top,
Laughing at the Universe,
Ca-caw! Ca-caw!

~Dedicated to One Love.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Taos Drum

A drum for my feet,
Plays the rhythm of the world,
Best when I'm still.

~Heather Ann Keller. Written in Taos Valley, July 2008.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Divine bliss,
The union of perception,
And expression.

~Dedicated to awakening.

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Heart

An open heart,
Unifies body and mind,
Towards the One Light.

~Dedicated to the inward path.

The Heart

Without the Heart,
The body is like barren soil.
Without the Heart,
The mind is like a dark cave.
Without the Heart,
The emotions are like a dry stream.

With an open Heart,
The body is firm and strong.
With an open Heart,
The mind is filled with light.
With an open Heart,
The emotions express unending love.

~Dedicated to all those who have the courage to let go.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Old Man Winter

Old man winter,
Whispers an eternal story,
Timeless and complete.

His breath carries,
Crimson fire painted upon,
The autumn trees.

~Gabriel Lee Keller

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blue Moon

The full moon,
Effortless perfection,
Slowly rising.

~Dedicated to the perfection of nature.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


I stole kisses from Eros,
The goddess of affection.
In turn she stole my Heart,
And promissed undying Love.

~Dedicated to the opening of the Heart.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Morning Meditation

When the root is healthy,
The stem will be strong,
The flower beautiful.

~Dedicated to friends and family.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Gentle rain drops,
Drinking Oolong tea,
Fall becomes Winter.

~Dedicated to Heather, John and Paisley.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Way

When the personality becomes empty,
The mind is naturally luminous.
When all things are seen as empty,
The original nature of things is revealed.

The Way is said to be both empty and luminous,
Empty becomes luminous; Luminous becomes empty.
Yet, the Way is constantly transcending emptiness and luminosity,
Because things are not static.

When the Way transcends both emptiness and luminosity,
Consciousness becomes enlightened.
Then, Oneness is revealed,
Within the Bliss of Union.

~Dedicated to my Dharma friends.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


A wild hog drinks,
Rustling undergrowth,
Pouncing Tiger.

~ by Gabriel Lee Keller


The snow of winter,
Buries beneath the surface,
Plants awaiting bloom.

~ by Heather Ann Keller

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Is not separate from,

~Dedicated to the awakened nature of mind, which is both empty and luminous.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Tao

The Tao,
Is a living Being,
Encompassing All.

~Dedicated to the Tao.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Birds flocking South,
Rain dripping from the rooftop,
The seasons change.

~Dedicated to those who know.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Like sweet on the tongue,
Sitting in the here and now,
The taste of freedom.

~Dedicated to the perfect presence.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Continual Change

Wave after wave. . .
The ocean pounds the shoreline,
From the mists of time.

~Dedicated to impermanence.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Sitting still,
For over forty years,
The flower blossoms.

~Zazen is your true home.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Black Crow

A ragged black crow,
Both miscreant and savior,
Cawing Buddha's name.

~Dedicated to the beauty and perfection of nature.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Morning Gatha

Life and death,
Are the mirage,
Of time and space.

~Dedicated to innate knowledge.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Original Nature

It cannot be known,
And it cannot be owned,
Yet freely expressed.

~Dedicated to Dogen Zenji

Saturday, August 14, 2010


One flame,
Connected to all flames,
Illumines the world.

~Dedicated to the One Light.

Friday, July 30, 2010


Just let go...
Suddenly the Universe,
Becomes free.

~Dedicated to perceiving directly.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Clear Mind

Sitting in clear mind,
Thoughts move through the sky like clouds,
While the Sun shines down.

~Dedicated to those who continue daily meditation.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


What is consciousness?
The most beautiful question,
Only don't know.

~Dedicated to not knowing and not striving to know.

Friday, July 16, 2010


The sound of AUM,
A symphony of Being,
Life is living Life.

~Dedicated to spiritual awakening.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New One

Like an infant,
Seated in lotus pose,
Perfectly present.

~ Dedicated to the birth of the new one.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Seasons change,
But the Earth and Sky move,
Only slowly.

~dedicated to those who know.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

Late summer,
In the heat of the fields,
Melting strawberries.

~Dedicated to the presence of experience.

Father's Day

Turquoise waves,
Dolphins and Sea Lions,
Playing in the sea.

~Dedicated to the life of the sea.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Northern Flicker

A Northern Flicker,
Drumming on an Aspen han,
Announcing the Way.

~ Dedicated to those hear the call of the Way.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Northern Flickers

Northern Flickers,
Drumming on hollow aspens,
The language of Life.

~Dedicated to communing with nature.


The clouds of despair,
Dissapate before the sun,
Of brillant Oneness.

~Dedicated to never giving up.

Monday, June 7, 2010


When all streams flow,
Into the Ocean of Oneness,
The end of longing.

~Dedicated to the One Journey.


Like ocean waves,
Shifting the sands of the shore,
The mind keeps moving.

~ Dedicated to all those who seek to see through the dream of mental activity.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Ocean Waves

Thunderous waves,
Walking along the seashore,
Broken sea shells.

~Dedicated to pondering impermanence.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

God's Hand

To receive,
The Grace from God's Hand,
Open your own.

~Dedicated to letting go.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Drinking the nectar,
Of the perfect awareness,
Of this moment.

~Dedicated to those who know.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Crow & A Mirror

A wandering crow,
Finds a discarded mirror,
But what does he see?

~Dedicated to searching for the Self.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Inhale: Exhale: Pause,
The cycle of existence,
Turns the Wheel of Life.

~Dedicated to the continuous cycles of existence.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Sunrise : Sunset,
Day into night into day,
The cycle of time.

~Dedicated to the Universe.


Caw! Caw! Caw!
Raucous crows are chanting,
The joyous song of Nature.

~Dedicated to black crows.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


An old black crow,
Searching within the garden,
Finds a lost ring.

~Dedicated to all those who are searching for something.


Morning dew drops,
Coalesce and dissapte,
As the sun rises.

~Dedicated to the Sun.

Friday, April 30, 2010


There is something,
Which exists before those things,
That rise and fall.

~Dedicated to Impermanence.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


The evening is late,
The pathway long and winding,
The sound of crickets.

~Dedicated to the purity of Nature.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kriya Pranayama

Inhaling and exhaling,
Each breath is a kriya,
Find your true nature.

~Dedicated to yogic practices.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Warmed by the Sun,
Escaping the dark cacoon,
The freedom of flight.

~Dedicated to Nature and one's own true nature.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Divine Love

Divine Love,
A river with many streams,
Flowing through Life.

~Dedicated to divine love in this world.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mourning Dove

Hearing the sound,
Of the Mourning Dove's cooing,
I understand Life.

~Dedicated to listening to Nature.

Friday, April 9, 2010


Nature's stillness,
Before moving Earth and sky,
Is supporting all.

~Dedicated to understanding Nature.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I am awareness,
In the tree and the flower,
In the Earth and sky.

~Dedicated to Paramahansa Yogananda.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


The incomplete,
Within Man; is the complete,
Within God.

~Dedicated to Man's search.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Full Moon

The full moon,
Hides her perfect beauty,
With a veil of clouds.

~Dedicated to Nature.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Perfect Beauty

The inspiration,
Of nature's perfect presence,
A Robin's spring song.

~Dedicated to listening to birds.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Kriya Initiation

Sent by the Master,
The Path to Awakening,
Self Realized One.

~Dedicated to Roy Eugene Davis

Friday, March 19, 2010

Kriya Yoga

Letting go of thoughts,
Discovering True Nature,
The Self is Immortal.

~dedicated to all those practicing sincere sadhana.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Buena Ventura

Small Hispanic hands,
Row after row after row,
Picking strawberries.

~Dedicated to all those who labor and give their lives so that we may eat.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Black Crow

Crow on a high branch,
Always looking for trouble,
Laughing and dancing.

~Dedicated to rowdy black crows.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


The windbell,
Without a striker chimes,
Effortless beauty.

~ Dedicated to the perfection of Nature.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


A Meadow Lark,
Does not think about singing,
His song fills the air.

~Dedicated to all living beings.

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Light touching water,
Water touching light.

~Dedicated to the spiritual practice of awakening.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Sea

Dancing dolphins,
And soaring brown pelicans,
Playing with the Sea.

~Dedicated to the Life of the Ocean.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


To realize Peace,
One must see the beauty,
Within dead flowers.

~Dedicated to Life.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Divine Grace

A West blowing wind,
In the land of milk and honey,
Brings good fortune.

~ Dedicated to the kind and gentle people of the world.

Monday, February 8, 2010

After Awakening

The clearest sun light,
Flowing into alpine streams,
Mountains are mountians.

~Dedicated to Ben Davidson, a dharma brother.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Rain Song

Grey morning skies,
The water spout; drip, drip, drip,
An old monk's joy!

~Dedicated to feeling joy in the moment.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Morning Zazen

The sound of rain drops,
Announcing the Buddha Way,
From the Temple roof.

~Dedicated to ardent Zendo practice.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Morning Stillness

Mountain sunrise,
No past and no future,
Only this moment.

~Dedicated to the Sun of Ceaseless Shining.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Cricket Sutra

A single cricket,
Sings the Sutra of Living,
Inspite of winter.

~Dedicated to the living of life.

Pre Dawn

Walking in the fog,
Soaked to the marrow bone,
Closer to Nature.

~Dedicated to walking slowly outdoors.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Winter's Edge

Cedar Waxwings,
Feeding on Juniper berries,
Playing in the snow.

~Dedicated to Aves.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


The crows of Upaya,
Wearing black zen robes,
Bow at the dharma gate,
And caw The Buddha's name.

~Dedicated to the cawing of crows.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Very Old Sanskrit Chant

Jaya Shiva Omkara;
Jaya Hara Shiva Omkara,
Brahma, Vishnu, Sadashiva;
Brahma, Vishnu, Sadashiva,
Hara Hara Hara Mahadev;
Jaya Hara Hara Hara Mahadev!

~Dedicated to Maha Shiva

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Buddhist Life

Is The Buddha held,
Within? Or am I held,
Within The Buddha?

~Dedicated to all those seeking the Buddha Way.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ventura County

Hispanic field hands,
Laboring on the hillside,
Picking strawberries.

~Dedicated to all those who labor and give their lives so that we may eat.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Infinity II

We are here,
To glimpse Infinity,
And return to her.

Dedicated to infinite time and space.

Infinity I

And held by infinity,
Finally home.

~Dedicated to this lifetime.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ocean Samadhi

The sea is swollen,
With feminine power,
Her waves crash and roll.

~Dedicated to The Great Feminine

Beautiful Day

A butterfly,
Drinks nectar from a flower,
Then flies away.

~Dedicated to Early Spring.

Morning Meditation

I found,
Everything I needed,
By looking within.

~Dedicated to the yielding principle.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


The rhythm of Life,
Magpies strut and call,
At one another.

~Dedicated to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


O Goddess Shakti,
By watering the root,
The Lotus blossoms.

~Dedicated to Vajrayogini


Geese land gently,
Causing ripples on the pond,
And raucous honking.

~Dedicated to winter's beauty.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Garden Buddha

Falling snow,
Provides a white robe,
Garden Buddha.

~Dedicated to Upaya Zen Center

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Strikes the Dharma Bell,
108 times.

~Dedicated to the Blue Moon New Year