I Can Say

A poem for Thay by Dr. Larry Ward

What can I say about my beloved teacher?

I can say the soft whisper of his voice in the dark night of confusion, fear and violence calls us home to our true self.

I can say that his teaching brings the dharma rain and invites us all to bathe in its healing touch.

I can say that his gentle footstep on the earth brings the winds of peace, the thunder of compassion, and the powerful moonlight of understanding.

I can say that I have been graced to enter the stream of awakening, finding the sun of love in my heart and the miracle of mindfulness in my very breath.

I can say that he tirelessly engages with his whole being in the noblest of callings, healing and transforming the breaking waves of our shadows.

I can say that I have my teacher because he has caused the noble teacher in me to wake up, to wake up, to wake up.

I can say that his practice, prose, poetry and pedagogy speaks with the clarity and honesty of the Buddha within.

I can say that on this very day we are blessed to be here with him and to be here together in this holy moment of no coming and no going.

About Still Water Sangha of MN

We are a community, formed with enthusiasm and joy, practicing Mindfulness and Meditation together in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. We meet on Monday nights from 7-8:30pm in a private home in Stillwater, Minnesota.
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1 Response to I Can Say

  1. docbrigidoc@charter.net says:

    Thank you so much!Namaste … I live in St Joseph MN, so not that far away.Sitting Zazen and holding all of you and my friends and family in deep peace. brigid

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