Saturday, April 29, 2006

reflecting this evening...

... on the nature of the journey...

and the notes and mementos collected along the way...

resources for the journey

james hillman, a blue fire
barbara hodgson, the tatooed map
c. g. jung association of central ohio
c. g. jung educational center of cleveland (ohio)
journals from paperblanks

and tea!

"beginner's mind tea" (spring cherry green), from the republic of tea

travel well!

Friday, April 28, 2006

reflecting this morning...

... on the aesthetics of peace...

a reading from the chinese poet li po (8th century c.e.)

you ask why i live in the mountain forest,
and i smile and am silent,
and even my soul remains quiet:
it lives in the other world
which no one owns.
the peach trees blossom.
the water flows.

zen calendar, april 28, 2006

resources for this morning's journey

poet-seers, li po
zen calendar
daily zen

and tea

"japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi, and the tea ceremony"
ohi museum and hirozaka gallery (japanese museum of tea ware)

enjoy the journey!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

musing this morning...

... on the nature of interdependence...

meditation on the sutra of dependent co-arising
scanned, assembled and altered image
april 25, 2006

"within this world you see things that appear to be born and they die, apparently independent of each other. the grapefruit is independent of the lemon. but in the dharmadhatu, the lotus is not different from the meditation hall, a man is not different from his brother, all things are interconnected; in the one is the all."

thich nhat hanh, from dharma talk on the sutras of dependent co-arising and great emptiness (online from plum village)

resources for the journey

the mindfulness bell: a journal of the art of mindful living (online)
web of life, the summer 2004 issue of parabola
peter schmidt, "'instant relatives': finding family photos in second-hand stores"
jean-pierre jeunet, amelie (dvd)

and remembering tea...

amy uyematsu, "tea," a poem for thich nhat hanh (online from woodmoor village)

best wishes,

Sunday, April 23, 2006

reflecting tonight...

... on the alchemy of time...

memoir (san francisco, 1980)
scanned and altered image
March 13, 2006

memories, transformations, aspirations...

resources for the journey

city lights booksellers & publishers
san francisco zen center
pacifica graduate institute

and tea...

tea alchemy (a jewel)

be well!

Monday, April 17, 2006

reflecting tonight...

... on the nature of memory...

shrine #5
scanned and altered polaroid image
april 17, 2006

thoughts, poems, dreams...
past lives...

resources for the journey

the virtual typewriter museum
the classic typewriter page
bruce holland rogers, "what is magical realism, really?"

and tea...

twinings tea: tea times

love and best wishes,

Friday, April 14, 2006

reflecting this afternoon...

... on the nature of transition ...

oracle: liminality
scanned, assembled and altered image
august 2003

we sat together, drinking chai and discussing journeys -- inner, outer, and in-between... transitions, thresholds, crossings...

resources for the journey

ursula k. le guin, the dispossessed
"threshold," the spring 2000 issue of parabola
victor turner, the ritual process: structure and anti-structure
peter weir, the year of living dangerously (dvd)

and remembering tea and friends

oolong tea

love and best wishes,