Category: BUDDHISM

Articles about Buddhist practice (mindfulness, beginner’s mind, compassion etc.)

Creative Impermanence Studio

I am teaching an online class, in March 2020, for the The Poetry School in London. The nature of life is change and clinging to the illusion of permanence often leads to suffering, of one kind or another, but rather than anxiety, this life, full of change, can become a

WHAT IS HOME?

There are so many places in the world and the grass is always greener. If we are lucky and live in rich countries with professional jobs, or live simply, we can migrate to many new countries for work. We can try to find that perfect new homeland for living, or

IF LANGUAGE IS A FINGER THAN WHAT IS THE MOON?

My writing is part of a life practice, using language as a means of travel, being in the flow, letting go. Language in motion, not attempting to impart stale or static knowledge. Maybe language is a little bit like a finger. If language is the finger, then what is the

WHAT ARE HUNGRY MONSTERS?

I have never been comfortable with money. The chasing it, living my life for numbers. In America, as an immigrant, I was saturated with the lack of it. Lower middle class, chasing the American dream, the endless informercials and my family trying so many pyramid schemes, doing the grunt work

HOW TO RENEW YOURSELF WITH MINDFUL TRAVEL

Why do we travel? The weekend getaway. The summer and winter breaks. The islands and exotic locations. What are we looking for? The travel industry is one of the biggest on our planet. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the travel industry generated 7.6 trillion U.S. dollars

THE NEW SINCERITY

  (Marcus Slease in 1995) Irony and sincerity combined like Voltron, to form a new movement of astonishing power.” — Jesse Thorn   How do you feel about irony? And sincerity? Are they really opposites? Like all good art, they make for good cross fertilisation. In 1995, after coming home

SMALL SELECTION OF ANIMAL ART POEMS FROM 2001-2014

SOME ANIMAL ART POEMS  WITH WALT WHITMAN AND PSYCHEDELIC ART. IT IS SHAMANISTIC AND TRANS. CROSSING BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES. THERE ARE MANY ANIMALS, ESPECIALLY BEAVERS, MY SPIRIT GUIDE.  

TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF MY BROTHER

It’s still hard and the world is a completely different place with loss of this size. We were so close growing up and then were reconnecting again after I left the U.S. and traveled the world for seven years in attempt to make new home. I’d made the circle. I

MUNCHING ON DREAM DUST

(scraps from this weeks notebook) The giant city awake in the first warm breath of springtime. 5 days till 40th birthday. Moving into part time insomnia. Money worries. I have enough now but what about next month? The month after? What about the summer? * * * THE PAST- a

A LOVE SUPREME

HERE IS WEE ONLINE PERFORMANCE OF MY POEM A LOVE SUPREME. IT IS AN ATTEMPT AT COMPASSION. MEDITATION, DHARMA. ETC.  WRITTEN AND PERFORMED IN EAST LONDON DOCKLANDS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jkzwZiQ_Z8

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