Author Archives: kesho

About kesho

Kesho is liaison for new members and coordinator for meditation instruction at Heart Circle Sangha.

Inspiration Ripples Unknown

Long ago, my neighbor, two doors down, a woman of many decades, drove to her family in Vermont. The steep hills and ridges of suburbia, no problem for this young mother then, yet knowing, one day, I too might be … Continue reading

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I can’t capture the cherry blossoms rustling in the wind, swaying as they gently open their hearts to the universe. they have changed since last seen, when we stood there, under the tree, trying to capture a memory. even in … Continue reading

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Real Rakusu

Today when I was giving meditation instruction, I noticed that something was hanging from my rakusu and then saw that the end of one of the straps was no longer attached. I had sewn this blue rakusu with a brownish-golden … Continue reading

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Hearing the birdsong Cacophony of nature Night sky is revealed share: Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati … Continue reading

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Fusion Poem

Tonight we come out from slavery. Slavery – Chains, hard labor, sweat, oppression, repression, degradation, brutality, no voice, no speech, Constricted Consciousness. Then, slowly, we are roused, moving out from slavery, liberation beckoning, like Abraham before us, we cross over. … Continue reading

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Unpoem — Impermanence

This is an unpoem about unpractice. Yesterday, in Starbucks, a woman with a toddler sat at my table. The child was adorable, the mother attentive and caring, a pleasure to watch. I thought of saying, “This is a cliche, you’ve … Continue reading

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Hurricane Tail

The rain has moved on, the floods subsided, now left with the hurricane tail, I walk along a roadway because when, when will I have this chance again to experience such a day, of steel blue clouds meandering across the … Continue reading

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Not Grasping/Universal Energy

Yesterday, when Joan Sensei spoke about the definition of happiness being satisfied with what one has, I knew I had heard this previously in another context. So, this morning, when I remembered that it was a Jewish teaching as well, … Continue reading

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Plum Blossoms

” Without the bitterest cold that penetrates to the very bone, how can plum blossoms send forth their fragrance to the whole world?” Basho Snow and more snow and more snow, sleet, freezing rain, ice, wind, frigid temperatures. What will … Continue reading

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I think that, like many people, when I first came into practice, I came into it for myself — to lessen the suffering/dissatisfaction that the Buddha described in the First Noble Truth. Now, after many years of practice, something has … Continue reading

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