Posts tagged ‘Zen’

Nothing Special

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Shunryu Suzuki From Book: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind  (Page 46)   Nothing Special “If you continue…

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windy days ficus leaves fall on stone patio sweep sweep come back sweep some more   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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  During a full moon, with garden lanterns, on a cool night, I’m sitting with a cup of hot chocolate, while watching the bamboo in the…

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  It was early morning along the Ganges River in Varanasi India. I took this photograph of a man wrapped in a saffron color robe, meditating…

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    Outside just distractions Mind only true confrontation Delusion battles reality STOP Savor Tranquility   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

Zen Meditation

    This black marble Buddha in my garden displays serenity. When I’m also meditating, I feel at peace with myself and all that surrounds me. …

Meditation Technique #3

I love to sometimes perform meditation using a chanting CD by Deva Premal.  I use the first track on the disk for my meditation, but the…

Meditation Technique #1

I have a personal form of meditation which is very effective for relieving my stress. I sit on a cushion, eyes closed, in a half lotus…

The Elusive Zen Mind

The cliff divers of Acapulco Mexico have nerves of steel and are extremely focused when performing their extraordinary aerobatic dives off the edge of the mountain,…

No-Mind

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Huineng (638-713) Book: The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu by Wong Kiew Kit (page 196)  …

What For?

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Master Lin-Chi (Died 866 AD)   Phantoms, illusions, empty flowers- Why trouble yourself trying to grasp…

Just Be

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source:   Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768) “Everyone is born a Buddha. Why start seeking and trying to become one?…

The Scarecrow

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Poem by Bukkoku Kokushi (1241-1316)   Though not consciously trying to guard the rice fields from…

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Desire=Suffering Daily craving Meditation Listen to gong 1-2 hours long Confused Mind savors simple food | KINDLE Ebook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories…

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drip drip drip slow motion days sweeping weeding pruning sun rises sun falls watching the moon soon time for bed  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

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First morning duty Barefoot Sweeping All 187 Stepping stones That Form Winding Pathways Throughout Zen Tropical garden  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

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Just before sunset Swinging Slowly Back and Forth On Cedar Wood Swing Sipping Chamomile tea  bit of honey Observing Birds’ last feeding Soon I go to…

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August night Tropical garden Soft Easterly Atlantic Ocean breeze Lighting small candles Surrounding Black marble Buddha I begin to meditate    * Find More Poetry HERE  …

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Walking along the beach I find an empty conch shell Holding it up to my ear Listening Reminds me Impermanence Is faraway yet also near  …

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Shaved head Bellyful Holding his cane The garden stone Buddha Laughing Though rain and sun Always having fun  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

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blowing bubbles popping them with a pin practicing zazen    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018…

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STOP Turn around I left my ego at the last filling station. NO Forget that I’m Free and no longer hauling debris.        …

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Sit Face wall Feed Chipper Voyage to insignificant place       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2017

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  The prosperous Old man Sitting Behind His Oversized Luxurious Desk Meticulously Crushing His cigarette Into the ashtray Looked at me and said “Kid Success is…

Searching For Zen

  Photographer Mitja Kobal is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  These photographs are from his project ‘Yoga & Meditation‘.  To see Mitja’s  body…

Tanka

  Twelve blocks from South Beach Rented a very small room One month alone Meditated on Zen koan Not wiser, but beard sure has grown  …

Patience-Tanka

  Year after year Designing, hauling, digging Section after section The hermit painstakingly created his dream garden   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #123

Tranquility Every time I look at Buddha I feel so happy   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #120

  Laying in hammock Smoking pipe drinking beer Watching bananas grow   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Baggage-Tanka

Grind Grind the wheel Life gave you a bad deal Everyone to blame Hurt all who enter your lane Decades went by missed the train  …

Haiku #119

  Humble on my knees Casually pulling weeds My garden comforts me   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Hermit’s Garden #3-Tanka

Birds coming to eat Feeders are full of seeds Fresh water in trays Goldfinches, cardinals, jays I watch an aerial ballet Back to HOME PAGE Copyright©…

Haiku #115

Pulling net from sea His weather-beaten face displayed simplicity   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #113

  Walked down end of street Put my thumb up hitchhiking Let’s see where this leads     Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #111

Sitting peacefully Back straight facing the blank wall My blood pressure falls   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #40

  Early morning haze Skipping stones across the lake Time to meditate   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #1

  The room is empty No one is left to talk too I turn off my mind Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

Man And The Ocean

  I sometimes like treating myself to a very special non- materialistic experience. When I’m feeling over worked, stressed and burnt out with the modern fast…