This poem is an invitation to open without resistance to the changing flow of our experience, so we can come into presence and discover our true home.
The essence of walking meditation is captured in this powerful poem by the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh.
This poem is a beautiful invitation to notice and take in fully the joy of being alive in each moment.
Can you imagine what it would be like, in this moment, to have a heart that is ready for anything? – Tara Brach, True Refuge
This poem is an invitation and encouragement for all of us to find a place of safety and peace inside ourselves, our inner refuge.
In this beautiful and touching poem, the Vietnamese Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh invites us to keep our hearts open and to cultivate compassion for all of life.
To enjoy these meditation poems, find a quiet spot, sit in a comfortable position and notice your in and out breath. Read each poem slowly so the image sinks in. Close your eyes, and say silently to yourself the key words for each in-breath and out-breath. Smile and enjoy!
This poem is a beautiful reminder of the essence of sitting meditation, a deep listening inward, bringing loving presence to the world inside and outside.
This poem is a gentle reminder to open ourselves fully to the gifts of each moment, as we go through each day.
This poem is a beautiful invitation to receive all the sensations in our body with a loving awareness and trust in our true nature.