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Joy and Expectation

Please join me HERE What’s your morning ritual to prepare for the day before you jump out of bed? Years ago, I began doing two stretches for my back and legs to relieve soreness before I got up. Later, I learned a simple Buddhist prayer to say as a blessing and protection for the day. […]

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A Christmas Story to Touch Your Heart

WISHING YOU AND YOURS A SACRED HAPPY HOLIDAY

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Waves Haiku 63

Dark light somber sight play of our own consciousness sea mirrors being

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Free Write Friday – Two Prompts

It’s still Friday here in Alaska, so I am responding to kellie elmore’s two prompts. The first is for her nephew Khole who was recently born with heart problems. The second is to a photo prompt. Enjoy. Khole A child of wonder a child of joy special boy to this world a light making darkness bright traveling […]

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Happy Mother’s Day Lucille – A Book Review

Who would believe that a cigarette smoking white woman with only an eighth grade education, five children, and more than twice divorced could plant the seeds for Vajrayana Buddhist practice in the United States? But it is true, a little known story related, in all of its mysticism and contradictions, in the book Luminous Sitting, […]

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Ancient Trees – A Poem

ten-thousand-trees.blogspot.com This poem speaks for itself and is appropriate for this spring time season. Enjoy. Ancient Trees Tall and strong you stood before Buddha turned the wheel of Dharma. You smiled in wisdom at the birth of Jesus. How many civilizations have faded into the ethers while you still endure? If you could walk men […]

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Spring Awakening – The Ghazal Series

The slow awakening of spring parallels an awakening in my life and maybe yours. Early morning sunrises, warm afternoons, colorful blooms help remove the dour days of winter. For some of us, like me, we are entering a new cycle, another move, another job, and most importantly publication of another book. So today, I’m sharing […]

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Gingko Tree in the Iowa Sky – The Ghazal Series

Gingko Leaf painting by Joan Webster-Vore When my husband and I moved to Des Moines, Iowa in 2000, a tall, full leafed tree stood in front of our house, next to the street. The leaves had fluted, lace like edges and it was tall and elegant.  But, months later small round fruit began to fall […]

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