Sunday, November 29, 2009

in ruins

Saturday, November 28, 2009

the path

Friday, November 27, 2009

by a river

a walk

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving, Rebekah!


Monday, November 23, 2009


from the market

Sunday, November 22, 2009


In being with dying, we arrive at a natural crucible of what it means to love and be loved. And we can ask ourselves this: Knowing that death is inevitable, what is most precious today?

-Roshi Joan Halifax



O love, O pure deep love, be here, be now
Be all; worlds dissolve into your stainless endless radiance,
Frail living leaves burn with you brighter than cold stars:
Make me your servant, your breath, your core.



Friday, November 20, 2009

winter coat

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Wednesday, November 18, 2009



We are able to laugh when we achieve detachment, if for only a moment.

-May Sarton

Monday, November 16, 2009

@ the orchard

of light, of love

The heart is right to cry even when the smallest drop of light, of love, is taken away... You are right to do so in any fashion until Gd returns to you.


Sunday, November 15, 2009



Do not look for rest in any pleasure, because you were not created for pleasure: you were created for joy. And if you do not know the difference between pleasure and joy you have not yet begun to live.

-Thomas Merton

Saturday, November 14, 2009


to live by them

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

-John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Friday, November 13, 2009



Imagine a blind turtle roaming the depths of an ocean the size of the universe. Up above floats a wooden ring, tossed to and fro on the waves. Every hundred years, the turtle comes, once, to the surface. To be born a human being is said by Buddhists to be more difficult than for that turtle to surface accidentally with its head poking through the wooden ring.

And even among those who have a human birth, it is said, those who have the great good fortune to make a connection with the teachings are rare, and those who really take them to heart and embody them in their actions even rarer—as rare, in fact, “as stars in broad daylight.”

a glimpse

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Buddah brow

as long

For as long as space exists
And sentient beings endure,
May I too remain,
To dispel the misery of the world.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

yellow and blue

Monday, November 09, 2009



Make your meditation a continuous state of mind. A great worship is going on all the time, so nothing should be neglected or excluded from your constant meditative awareness.

-Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Sunday, November 08, 2009

a path


Death is a vast mystery, but there are two things we can say about it: It is absolutely certain that we will die, and it is uncertain when or how we will die. The only surety we have, then, is this uncertainty about the hour of our death...

'The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying'
Sogyal Rinpoche

Saturday, November 07, 2009


Wednesday, November 04, 2009



For someone who has prepared and practiced, death comes not as a defeat but as a triumph, the crowning and most glorious moment of life.

a glimpse