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Bhikshuni Ubbiri: A Voice Calling Back

84,000 daughters, all named Jiva, have died and been buried here in this boundless cemetery you call a world.

October 29, 2021 · 3 Comments

Ikkyu: Love Letters

love letters
sent by the wind and rain, the snow and moon

October 24, 2021 · 2 Comments

Bhikshuni Chitta: On the Wind

At the top of the mountain, I spread my outer robe on a rock to dry, set down my staff and bowl, took a deep breath, and looked around.

August 13, 2021 · 8 Comments

Bhikshuni Anyatara: Out in a Field

Then one morning, there I was, an old woman.
Where had I gotten in all those years on the Path?
That night I slept out in a field, and it rained.

July 16, 2021 · 1 Comment

Bhikshuni Soma: Neither Male Nor Female

He said: How could a woman who knows no more than how to cook, clean, and make babies, possibly reach the further shore, on the way to which so many … Continue reading

May 28, 2021 · 2 Comments

Bhikshuni Mettika: Just in Case

The mountain went on holding me. Then it let me go.

April 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Bhikshuni Anopam: The Price

All my suitors started off talking about beauty, and ended up talking about money.

March 12, 2021 · 3 Comments

Peter Schireson: Last Night in the Freshness that Followed a Summer Rain

How we looked into each other, how we danced through vampire nightclubs,
our intentions green and full of desire…

June 16, 2020 · 2 Comments

Buddha Shakyamuni: Diamond Sutra

a dream, a cloud, a flash of lightning:
view all created things like this

May 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Peter Schireson: Good Morning

Across the street, Ginkgo
sway in the breeze
like a gospel choir.

February 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Video: Path of Freedom

In the harsh environment of a Rhode Island men’s prison, a group of fifty inmates are transforming their lives through the practice of meditation.

March 10, 2019 · 1 Comment

Anne Lamott: Notes on Hope

I thought such awful thoughts that I cannot even say them out loud because they would make Jesus want to drink gin straight out of the cat dish.

March 3, 2019 · 2 Comments

Tales of the Holy Man

Word spread across the countryside about the wise Holy Man who lived in a small house atop the mountain. A man from the village decided to make the long and … Continue reading

December 16, 2018 · 2 Comments

Buddha Shakyamuni: Leadership

When animals are crossing a ford, if the one in front goes crookedly, all the others go crookedly. So too, among human beings, when the leader behaves unrighteously, other people … Continue reading

November 15, 2018 · 5 Comments

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