angry, tattooed monk

buddhism

poems published on Buddhistdoor. 20 may 2021

i recently joined the regular writers at Buddhistdoor Teahouse. here are the poems i've had published there so far:

Moisture Pond life Moonsilver Festering feast The pigeon Different expectations

#Buddhistdoor #buddhism #poetry #zen #daishinstephenson

daishin's chop

email

please note, this site does not track you

palm of the hand teachings. 22 july 2020

buddhahood means awareness.

#palmofthehandteachings #zen #buddhism #mindfulness #daishinstephenson

daishin's chop

email

please note, this site does not track you

palm of the hand teachings. 6 june 2020

as practice deepens, we fade away.

#zen #buddhism #mindfulness #life #daishinstephenson

daishin's chop

email

please note, this site does not track you

palm of the hand teachings. 22 may 2020

only when you accept that one day you will die, can you start living.

#zen #buddhism #death #mindfulness #life #palmofthehandteachings #daishinstephenson

daishin's chop

email

please note, this site does not track you

burden. 25 april 2020

a hut at the edge of a forest. it had no door and was dark on the inside.

i stepped into the hut to get out of the elements.

inside, i sat down on the floor, the entrance on my right.

something in the corner to my left had a halo glow. a staff with a three-pronged headpiece moved in the illuminated shadow.

it asked what dirt i brought inside.

“arrogance and impatience,” i answered.

the clangor of bells and gongs filled the space.

something hot yet cold touched my forehead.

it said if i kept walking the dirt would wash away, that anger was water.

#zen #buddhism #meditation #contemplation #kami #daishinstephenson

daishin's chop

email

please note, this site does not track you