An appropriate poem for these cold dark winter days, Leslie Ryan has written lines frozen with ferocious and gorgeous imagery and sparseness--like a rime-coated mountain.
The Buddha’s Last Teaching: Be Your Own Island, Your Own Refuge
The Buddha's final words of advice to his students before he died were to take refuge in the dharma and in themselves.
The Path That Leads Into the Mountains
In 1993, Zen teacher Joan Halifax published a book called The Fruitful Darkness based on her anthropological engagements with Tibetan Buddhists, Mexican shamans, Native American elders and other tribal communities.