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A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Sandra McPherson: Garden Monk

— Lucien Stryk, Davis, California, 1988

August 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

Joel Harrington: Why a 14th-century mystic appeals to today’s ‘spiritual but not religious’ Americans

The percentage of Americans who do not identify with any religious tradition continues to rise annually. Not all of them, however, are atheists or agnostics. Many of these people believe in … Continue reading

December 23, 2018 · 3 Comments

Shantideva: Rising Moon

. Just as a blind man might find a jewel amongst heaps of rubbish, so this Mind of Awakening has somehow arisen in me. It is the elixir of life produced … Continue reading

December 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

Rennyo Shonin: Yesterday is Spent

Summer and fall slip away; the months and years go by; yesterday is spent, and today draws to a close. Little did I know that I would grow old before I … Continue reading

December 12, 2018 · 2 Comments

Life of the Buddha

Why do what you will regret? Why bring tears upon yourself? Do only what you do not regret, and fill yourself with joy. — Life of the Buddha According to … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

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