July 29, 2014

Poems from our clergy

Selected Poems by Fa Guang

by Fa Guang Shakya

Published Mar 12, 2009

Origins The Mind knows beyond farhere a blooming weedout there a fading star   Sitting Through It Thoughts of my hometown...how many worlds are there,shimmering in and out of the mind?   Tao Lesson We hear the wind whisper in languages foreignAnd study one cloud through a hall of mirrors.Sights and sounds understood by none.No nouns, no... Read more

Time to Clean the House

by Fa Guang, OHY

Published Mar 12, 2009

So little time, so much to do.Sweep unpleasant thingsUnder the rug of Time.Divide seconds into smaller parts.But clocks have no room For smaller "parts."No time, just a continuum.A verse with no rhyme,Coming from nowhere, going nowhere.Yet here is where I am,And there is where I was,Or perhaps where I will be.And... Read more

Chan Teachings of Hsu Yun

by Fa Lian of Greece

Published Jun 20, 2006

Chan Teachings of Hsu Yun

Power Point shows The Chan Teachings of Hsu Yun, part four The Chan Teachings of Hsu Yun, part five Read more

The Meanderer: the Woman and the Little Mirrors

by Fa Lian Shakya of Greece

Published Apr 11, 2005

The Meanderer: the Woman and the Little Mirrors

 The Meanderer: the Woman and the Little Mirrors Read more

Just Sitting - Black Mountain

by Fa Lian Shakya of Greece

Published Mar 15, 2005

Just Sitting - Black Mountain

Sitting on top of the waxen rock mountain - Looking nowhere, looking everywhere, Seeking rebirth. I'll know the place when I see it Even if clouds are hiding it most of the time. Life is like a dream in a dream and nightmare too ... The only Way... Read more

Next Movement

by Fa Lian Shakya of Greece

Published Aug 24, 2003

Next Movement

Sitting in the dark Sitting on top of the stairs The little child is looking nowhere, Looking everywhere - Getting strength for the goal to overcome The dark with the light within. Time was slow and heavy was it future or past When waiting in the present? The scenery... Read more