Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?

                   –    Manan   (1591-1654)
                         The Penguin Book of Zen Poetry
                        Translated by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto

Rest Well Robert Aitken Roshi June 19, 1917 – August 5, 2010

2 thoughts on “buddha67

  1. this is really nice, peaceful…
    i was away on vacation for nearly two weeks, there were many developments here in that time! It was nice to look through, so many interesting images emerge in my mind from your work, thank you!

  2. Thank you, Joseph. Welcome home!

    It’s been a tough two weeks here at Upaya with so much to learn and integrate into practice. We’re about to celebrate the memorial for Aitken roshi and then I head for home!

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