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Bhikshuni Sama: Without Argument

When I was young, my mother told me that I would find true happiness only in marriage.

June 17, 2022 · 4 Comments

Bhikshuni Vijaya: Keep Going

Sometimes the most direct path is not a straight line.

May 13, 2022 · 1 Comment

Louie Skipper: Every Guide

Even in death a man who sets out to find himself
has already lost his way.

February 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

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

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