Pema Chödrön on what the Tibetan approach to living and dying can teach us about liberation in the present moment.
Marie Howe’s different, highly sexual vision of transitioning out of life through a double-take on ‘la petite morte,’ the experience of orgasm as ‘a little death.’
Danielle Pieratti’s ‘Rubric for Burying a Hen’ is a heartbreaking account of what it is to fail to sustain someone or something in our care.
Kahlil Gibran’s poem on the fear of dissipation is a call to faith, to trust in the oceanic nature of the life-manifesting force.
Massachusetts poet Sheila Lynch-Benttinen’s “Equations” is a work of heavy content, juxtaposed with simple elegance and sparseness.
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A retelling of the Buddhist legend of Kisa Gotami, bereaved mother Keisha comes to a Buddhist Monastery for guidance.
Jewish chaplain Ethan Levin presents a powerful poetic interpretation of a biblical psalm with his “Midrash on Psalm 13”.
Florida poet Paul Kiernan gives voice and humanity to one of the most maligned women of classical poetry, Helen of Troy.
In her poem “Choreography”, interfaith chaplain Rebecca Doverspike dances from wind, pines, and leaves, to the mental workings of an elderly patient.
Regina Dilgen’s exquisite “Meditation on Thomas Merton’s Hermitage” imagines American monastic Thomas Merton worn by grief and inspired to write.