The World According to My Radio

Here is a poem called The World According to My Radio by Pameli Benham. This is another poem which showed up on the Order of Interbeing Yahoo group and I thought you may like it. Please read the whole thing before you pass judgement on it. The World According to My Radio Swimming to the […]

37 Trillion Cells Of My Body Guided Meditation

This post contains the 37 trillion cells of my body guided meditation from dharma teacher William Menza. It is reproduced here with his permission. It first appeared in a thread on the Order of Interbeing Yahoo group concerning Working with Health. Bill receive lamp transmission from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 2003 and he […]

A Purification by Wendell Berry

This poem, A Purification by Wendell Berry, was posted on the Order of Interbeing Yahoo group recently by a friend of mine. I was touched by its spirit of spring and beginning anew. As you may know spring is a very important time for me and each year I celebrate the vernal equinox. My celebrations […]

The Nature of Interbeing

These words of wisdom from Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the seventeenth Karmapa, are about the nature of interbeing. He calls it interdependence, as do most Buddhist teachers and masters. Interbeing is a term coined by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and the nature of interbeing is one of his principle teachings. He says, “Interbeing is not […]

A Song for the Winter Garden

[Editor’s note: John Snyder is another one of my dharma brothers in the Order of Interbeing (OI) of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. He posted this on our OI Yahoo group and gave me permission to publish it here. This poem teaches us how impermanence rules the winter and all of life. Enjoy!] A Song […]

Night Demons by William Menza

[Editor’s note: William Menza is a dharma brother and lay dharma teacher in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. This also makes him a beloved member of the Order of Interbeing. We learned recently that he has cancer. There will be two more poems from Bill. Enjoy!] Night Demons by William Menza My […]

More Teachings of the Buddha

Here are some more teachings of the Buddha from one of my favorites, Sharon Salzberg. These teachings are similar to ones that we have learned from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, dharma teacher, Glen Schneider, and the  Order of Interbeing. Sharon invites us to contemplate the forces of greed, grasping, hatred, and delusion in our […]

The Ancient Practice Of Awakening Your Heart with Mindful Breathing

I was surprised to receive an email from Omvana, a product of Mindvalley about the ancient practice of awakening your heart with mindful breathing. The video is from the public talk in Vancouver, Canada in August 14, 2011, after the retreat at the University of British Columbia called Awakening the Heart. I attended the retreat, […]

I Like This – Healthy Cells Grow All By Themselves

[Editor’s note: Peter Cutler, a dharma brother, fellow Order of Interbeing (OI) member, and cancer survivor responded to my poem (see Walking Meditation For Healing) with this statement: ‘Thank you, Jerome. I like this: ‘Healthy Cells Grow All By Themselves.’” This was on two threads of the OI community Yahoo group called, “Practicing with ALS” […]

Thoughts on Engaged Buddhism

Here are a few quotes from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh containing his thoughts on engaged Buddhism. It was Thay, as he is affectionately called by his followers, who coined the term, “engaged Buddhism” in 1954. Now, it is more important than ever before for us to take action to do what we can to […]