Friday, February 20, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
one of my wings beat faster,
i couldn't help it -
the one away from the light.
it hurt to be told all the time
how i loved that terrible flame.
to make a long story shorter..
the yoga classes will run as scheduled
thru the end of april!
in may and june, the same schedule will be available
with new and brilliant teachers and guides..
in july ~
beginning tuesday, the 7th..of july
i'll be back for the next four months..
july thru octobre..
the same brilliant teachers and guides..
(more or less)
will lead you through classes
thru the winter season..thru spring..
i plan to return in may of 2016
(who, in heaven's name can know all this?)
for another 6 months of sharing the dharma..
it will be a spiced up version of a wing and a prayer
with new vitality..
some younger teachers..
refreshing new classes..
what a miracle!
then the olde teabag and soup pot
will arrive to stir things up..
please stay close, if you can..
let's unfold the mystery together!
the sun came up differently today.
souls move in the changing light.
jupiter, the moon, the good luck house we inhabit,
the friend, all one presence today,
this grand health where we are servants to each other.
one who pours wine and makes toasts
arrives at the banquet just as it is over.
it is the perfect beginning for ending,
as feet become head in this new way.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
the old man
must have stopped our car
two dozen times to climb out
and gather into his hands
the small toads blinded
by our lights and leaping,
drops of rain.
the rain was falling,
a mist about his white hair
and i kept saying
you can't save them all,
accept it, get back in
we've got places to go.
but, leathery hands full
of wet brown life,
knee deep in the summer
he just smiled and said
they have places to go
we are practicing for the great benefit of all beings..
we are not crossing the great ocean ahead of anyone..
we bow before our ancestors and all sentient beings..
we practice for the great vast!
HEART SUTRA SIT