May suffering be transformed into wisdom and compassion. May all living beings live in harmony; recognizing the interconnectedness and oneness of life.


Until you’ve found fire inside yourself you won’t reach the spring of life.



I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible; to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I […]


Give yourself to the practice Be present for the birth of the moment Appreciate life Trust what is.



I Know I Know You


I know I know you I can walk down streets in new cities or be in a stadium waiting for the concert to begin and I see your face and I feel I know you and you and you and you Do I know you? I must — we are One, after […]

Rain drops

rain drops coming down sitting in the the not knowing the incense smells sweet

Hokusai Says by Roger Keyes

Hokusai says look carefully. He says pay attention, notice. He says keep looking, stay curious. He says there is no end to seeing. He says Look Forward to getting old. He says keep changing. You just get more who you really are. He says get stuck, accept it, repeat yourself as long as it […]

It is time

It is timeā€¦for all of us common ones to locate ourselves by the real things we live by. -William Stafford

The migrating bird

The migrating bird leaves no trace behind and does not need a guide. -Dogen


Wild Geese

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. […]