DESIRE

This time of summer. I want something. Almond milk. I am looking forward to this almond milk , iced, with cinnamon and cardamom, turmeric and barely-malt and extra vanilla, if you must know. I put the almond milk in a blender to see if it would become frothy. In other...

Hiding Behind the Buddha

I’m about to admit.   .     .   something. Here .   People come to sit at our backyard studio especially when a beloved is dying or sick, struggling or almost dying— a cat or dog who has been daily and close for many years, and whose loss marks time, or a brother in...

WHEN YOU ARE HOT…

Certain members of the Zen Peacemaker order sew the robes they wear from scraps collected: This section is from my great aunt’s quilt and this section my mother’s baby blanket and this, ripped work-shirt of my friend who was dead before he turned 20 and it was the...

Karma + Intention = Results

A great living teacher, Judith Simmer-Brown, has a deep knowledge she expounds quickly. Luckily for us students she writes on the board a lot. I am furiously taking notes before she fills the board and erases it and starts again. One day in Turning the Wheel of the...