Spring 2016

Vol. 34 No. 3 Spring 2016
Earth Body

Dew on the pine tree, the thousand grasses,
are the real form of truth—
the limitless life of endless spring.
The question is: Where do you find your self?
— John Daido Loori Roshi


River Seeing River, John Daido Loori, Roshi
What happens when the self is forgotten? What remains?

Bright, Dancing Aliveness, Suzanne Taikyo Gilman

Maha Rahulova Sutra, Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Meditation with all earth, water, air, fire, and space.

Mall Mindfulness, Elias Amidon
Asking ourselves and each other, what do we truly love?

Haunted by a Grebe, David James Duncan
Allegiance to the unlikely beauty found everywhere on earth.

Born As The Earth, Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei
Turning toward, stepping forward, into the depth and mystery of living.

Swamp Boy, Rick Bass
The wild heart finds itself in an ordinary place.

The Dirty Life, Kristin Kimball
A passion for hardworking horses, plowing, and tomatoes.

Investigating Wonder, Hongzhi Zhengjue

What Hangs on Trees, Glenis Redmond
A fresh and green love, complicated by history.

A Way of Looking, Stephanie Kaza
Children learn from how they see us caring for nature.

View with a Grain of Sand, poem, Wislawa Szymborska

Breaking Open the Loving Heart, Sharon Salzberg
We can live fearlessly— without imposing separations.

Udumbara Flower, Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi
Meeting the mysterious, shining being who has your name.

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