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Buddha Sabbasava Sutta
Sutra Excerpts

The Full Awareness of Breathing

In the Anapanasati Sutta, the Buddha presents a visceral kind of practice with the breath, that illuminates the experience of joy, calm and impermanence.

Joseph Campbell
Book Bits

Joseph Campbell On Experiencing Mystery

Joseph Campbell takes on the notion of experiencing mystery and considers how religious narratives can actually stymie the expansive human experience of transcendence.

Leonard Cohen
Poetry

Leonard Cohen – Roshi

Leonard Cohen on how the teachings of a Zen master can manifest in unexpected and obtuse ways.

INTERVIEWS

Morning Toast

Morning Toast

BY VINCENT PUZICK
I remember the smell of toast. I was in the middle of my morning minutes of Transcendental Meditation when my mother got home from her graveyard shift at the hospital.

Pandemic Snow

BY JONATHAN H. MARKS
A few years ago, when I was on an international fellowship in Geneva, some friends asked me to go to the mountains for the afternoon.

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MICRO GALLERY

Gabriela De Paz – Enredadera

Gabriela De Paz’s flower paintings are portraits of emotions and a homage to the perpetual flux of the human condition.

Malignant – A Love Story

BY CYNDY CENDAGORTA
As her friend fell sick while she fell in love, she realized we don’t get to choose our miracles or our malignancies.

On Being Plan B

BY ELIZABETH BLUE
The car that had been broken into wasn’t mine. It wasn’t his, either. Technically it belonged to his girlfriend – his primary partner of fifteen years.

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FEATURED AUTHORS AND POETS

BOOK EXCERPTS

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MYSTICS

POPULAR READS

Zen Tree

FROM THE ZEN GARDEN

The Great, Generous Laugh

Susan Murphy’s book, The Red Thread, addresses the guts and gore of the flesh-and-blood humans who sustain spiritual practice in the midst of desire, mortality and heartbreak.

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KEEP READING

Silent Illumination

Guo Gu’s Guide to Silent Illumination

The core of Chan meditation is the concrete experience of being in the present moment, not holding on to any mental concept or idea about oneself or one’s activity

FROM THE ARCHIVES

Running With Life: Alan Watts on Freedom and Poverty

Alan Watts unpacks the imperative not to hold on to things, but to adopt a kind of psychological poverty—or simplicity— in which the mind is clear and unfettered in a way that allows it the space for true spontaneity.

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Welcome to The Dewdrop! This little journal is a digest of reflective and powerful writing focused on reading, writing and being. Scroll on for poetry, essays, book excerpts and classic texts.

Morning Toast
Way-Seeking Mind

Morning Toast

BY VINCENT PUZICK
I remember the smell of toast. I was in the middle of my morning minutes of Transcendental Meditation when my mother got home from her graveyard shift at the hospital.

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Featured Poetry

Jenna Wysong Filbrun – Church

Jenna Wysong Filbrun’s Church is an ode to nature, life, and belonging in a time of spiritual upheaval, an ode to the wilderness, which was humanity’s first place of worship.

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All About Love

On Being Plan B

BY ELIZABETH BLUE
The car that had been broken into wasn’t mine. It wasn’t his, either. Technically it belonged to his girlfriend – his primary partner of fifteen years.

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Micro Gallery

Owen Brown – Emerging

Owen Brown’s paintings slide between representation and abstraction as he explores everything from the snow shades of Minnesota winters to his son’s cancer treatment.

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