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Together We Are One

Posted by Chan Phap Ho at Sep 21, 2011 03:28 AM |
inspired poetry from the recent retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh here at Deer Park

here are some imageless photos from the september retreat, developed in my heart's lab, using a disposable camera, without any film ...

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      TOGETHER WE ARE ONE RETREAT

hot dusty trail

900 suitcases bake in the sun

letting go of all hurry

 

 evening chant

“ heart broken

 “ open

 

a child

asks a monk “ where is

“ all your hair ?

 

the wonders of life

this wonderful moment

breathing as one

 

3rd day of retreat :

i take a smaller portion

at the food line

 

silent lunch meditation

one crow gulps the whole cosmos

 

a granite boulder

above the white clouds

zen master drinks tea

 

alone

with 900 people each

alone

 

stone buddha

perfect communication

both of us silent

 

turtles & carp

swimming in the gurgling pond

monks playing pingpong

 

what i notice in others

is most true about myself

 

temple altar

¿ where's buddha ?

look at the flowers !

 

walking quite slowly

a student holds back branches

on his teacher's path

 

new ordinees

rising from prostration

spring forth from the ground

 

a foggy morning

through clefts in the clouds

mountains flowing down

 

after our retreat

18,000 toes

go as a river

 

the voice of the bell

continues

in earth's fragrance

— gary gach,  'together we are one' retreat, deer park monastery, september 2011

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