Peter Schireson: Good Morning
Across the street, Ginkgo
sway in the breeze
like a gospel choir.
Kathleen O’Toole: Mindful
Samsara’s in every in-breath, each shutter click of attention: first warning
signs of famine, children lining up
for the soldiers’ candy
Philip Terman: Such Abundance
When he called for help,
they put him on hold
longer than he could stand
and he broke
the phone in half.
Peter Schireson: Awakening
The monk sits
in the garden
Buddha Shakyamuni: Why we quarrel
Some do not understand that we must die, but those who do realize this settle their quarrels. From Great Middle Way Included in Vox Populi with permission. Buddha Shakyamuni … Continue reading
Video: Alan Watts — Can we change the world?
In this 1971 video, philosopher Alan Watts talks about the problem with trying to change the world. — Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a … Continue reading
Kalu Rinpoche: Desires
Originally posted on Great Middle Way:
In the current general cultural milieu of the Western world, expression of desire allows emotions to be actively encouraged, actively stimulated, and over-blown, all…