Tag Archives: contemplative

Mountain Labyrinth: A Haiku

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Here is a photo I took of a labyrinth in Fairfax, California with a view of Mount Tamalpais (“The Sleeping Lady”) in the distance. Below is a haiku inspired by the photo. Please share a haiku that comes to you … Continue reading

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Reflections of the Divine

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Last week I attended an early morning contemplative service with hypnotic Taize-style chants. Just as mesmerizing, however, was the rainbow of reflected light emanating through the stained glass windows. As the sun rose, its rays painted an increasingly vivid palette … Continue reading

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Samsara

Haiku Waves

Samsara, which in Sanskrit means “continuous flow”, refers to the repeating cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth. This cycle has been on my mind lately as the mothers of two friends have died in the past couple of weeks, and … Continue reading

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