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Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism: "Buddhism and Modern Literature"

I am very proud to announce the publication of my Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism article “Buddhism and Modern Literature.” It came online yesterday and I am excited to see how it develops over the next few years, since I am sure I will have to add to it as Buddhism continues to intersect with modern literature in a multitude of forms and ways. 260 more words

Buddhist Fiction

Grant Me an Audience

Grant me
an audience
with your
presence.

That eternal
creature
of the
now.

Relinquish
for a moment
your stories.

Your
glories
grievances
and games.

Lay down… 17 more words

Poetry

investigation

investigation;

knowing this, inside and out –

not a stone left unturned.

Buddhism

Poem: The Dying Days of a Butterfly Heart

To love is to suffer,

And to suffer is to love.

The moments that are most

Precious, instructive, beautiful, are

Those in which you’re in an enormous… 1,876 more words

Keen practitioner

Quietly sitting;

surveying all that enters –

keen practitioner.

Buddhism

Thoughts cascading

Thoughts cascading;

no umbrella can keep you dry –

watch the waters flow.

Buddhism

Poem: Shambhala

My child,

I want to give you all the knowledge

I have gleaned from this lifetime

And others to come;

I want you to be executor… 253 more words