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