Dharma Poetry

Poems about working with afflictions and transforming the mind.

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Framed photos of family.
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Hold me close

A student's poem analyzes how our personal attachments hold us back from developing compassion for…

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Woman with palms together and eyes closed.
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To reach potential

A meditation on the folly of self-absorption and the constant striving for attainment.

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Abstract black and white drawing of lines and squares.
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Figure-ground

Just as voids in the urban fabric give rise to plazas, so too the conventions…

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A group of people, hugging.
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Falling in love with everyone

A poem on loving all sentient beings.

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A white Buddha statue on the lawn at the Abbey.
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On the backdrop of time

A student summarizes his Dharma insights in a poem on the Buddha's beginningless love.

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Buddha walking in a grassy field with his silhouette in the background.
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Walking in your footsteps

A student's poetic appreciation of the Buddha.

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