Where to Begin

Two concrete rectangles, steel and wood Call one bed, the other, living room A door in and out, a middle glass partition White walls breathe and bend Black and white floors tiles flex to feet, Large windows let in light A turquoise chair is married to a red desk A white telephone has divorced a […]

A Forest Monk Speaks

If you find yourself in a Buddhist temple You are not in a Buddhist temple. Though you pray and chant for yourself Night and day, you remain in Hell. Living and dying, are the two not one Happening at the same time? A cobra lifts its head in your path. Teach it to hiss, not bite. […]

Where Does Buddha Sit?

In truth Buddha nature is everything, so then Did Buddha nature play a part in Bombing Nagasaki and Hiroshima and why Are the histories of the Buddhist east As bloody and as savage as the war-torn Christian west? I have no easy answers But offer this Buddha Nature-Nuclear bomb Nirvana a bomb To the illusion […]