In our weekly mindfulness meditation group, I’ll focus this week on walking meditations, which I experienced in abundance at a retreat with Thich Nhat Hahn many years ago. Hundreds of us walked slowly, silently with Thich Nhat Hahn and his community around the campus of Stonehill College. There’s a gatha, or poem, you can recite in your mind to make … Read More
It’s a gorgeous time of year to ride a bike on nature trails, golden leaves shining. After heavy rains this last week, also a challenging time to ride a bike on nature trails. On my usual path, two trees fell across each other creating a narrow passage that I had to duck down low to pass through. Over the usual … Read More
I’m searching for the name for the feeling, when you learn you’ve been admired and anticipated for your daily routines…and had no idea they were even being observed. I was down at Mann’s Pond last week with my staff, as I often am, practicing the sword movements that connect me with abundant nature. (Diamond 8 Cut in Shintaido). A young … Read More
windy to the left / to the right and all around / windy up there too
early autumn hike / down a trail to see and feel / the glimmering wind
windy afternoon — a moment to stop and watch / purple bob around
sail the little leaf / over the little waves of / life’s high adventure
As I was driving by, I could tell it wasn’t a large dog eating some shrubs. I pulled over and was happy to be greeted by this friendly goat.