Collins' outlandish and endearing image of the Buddha's wholehearted snow shoveling, with thoughts of hot chocolate and an imminent game of cards.
Deborah Eden Tull explores the experience of darkness and how it can be a transformative and expansive human experience.
What is wisdom? How can what we know get in the way of true wisdom? How can we express wisdom in a chaotic and unpredictable world?
Marcy Rae Henry's poem glitters with awareness, gratitude, and release. Each stanza highlights a moment or image that is, in fact, a gift.
Christian Dillo on a contemporary Zen approach to awakening and what meaningful transformation actually looks like.
Rather than signifying a lack or a void, Thich Nhat Hanh took emptiness to be a state of inextricable and fundamental interconnectedness.
According to Buddhist teaching, clinging to views is an empty and futile way of interfacing with the world.
In Hirshfield's poem, calamity turns to calmness when things turn into themselves, a principle that goes to the heart of transformative practice.
Fang's beautiful and complex poem addresses the questions of sin and redemption against the background of a young monk entering a monastery.
In the Anapanasati Sutta, the Buddha presents a visceral kind of practice with the breath, that illuminates the experience of joy, calm and impermanence.