Gatha of the Week/3

When wayward thoughts are persistent I vow with all beings to imagine that even the Buddha had silly ideas sometimes. –Robert Aitken, The Dragon Who Never Sleeps:Verses for Zen Buddhist Practice

Gatha of the Week/2

“Waking up this morning, I smile Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.” –Thich Nhat Hanh, Present…

Hyde Park Gatha

Breathing in, 57th Avenue Breathing out, ah, the Begonias Sitting in the outdoor café– This is it, this is it, this is it

This Is It

Sitting with Hedy At the end Is like sitting with Mev At the end Breathing in, calm Breathing out, present This quiet moment This only moment


Thở vào tâm tĩnh lặng, Thở ra miệng mỉm cười. An trú trong hiện tại, Giây phút đẹp tuyệt vời.


“So her mother died from a brain tumor? Sure, I can spend some time with her” “You’re spending too much time on Netflix? Let’s read Mansfield Park, 30 minutes a night, whaddaya say?” “Your friend…

Daily Gatha

Picking up the mail from the floor I vow with all beings To open and read each personal letter With calm appreciation