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August 10, 2019

30 seconds into walking meditation and I find myself on fully bended knees in the wet grass of a public park. Head bowed. Eyes closed. Arms outstretched in the turf on either side of me. Fingers spread and plunged in dirt. Praying, listening, hoping Mother Earth would reveal herself to me. Moments slide by. Nothing. I listen harder. Still, nothing. No revelation. No mystical moment. Just me in a p...

August 9, 2019

With eyes closed, my right hand drums out a beat on my chest over my heart. The pulsating action gives off a dull thud like a heartbeat: BOOM-bada-BOOM-bada-BOOM-bada-BOOM. Over and over. 500 people making the same sound, keeping the beat.

Softly at first, in a somewhat falsetto voice, Cynthia starts to chant with the rhythm, "Thy will be done Lord, not mine." Slowly, in our own way,...

August 8, 2019

It's 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. About fifty of us are standing in a circle on the edge of a public park. The sun is rising over the nearby mountain range and there are several hot air balloons in the bright blue sky.

Our walking meditation guide says, you were born for the power of the Earth to run through you; and for you to run through her as well. "We are bipeds!" was his sounding call; two-legge...

August 7, 2019

Thank you for your trust in us, said Richard. We come from a unique place in that, we have no need to gain and nothing to lose. With a wry smile and a laugh he says, we're not trying to build careers here. Besides, he adds with a twinkle in his eye, it's not our work we're sharing; it's the perennial tradition.

Cynthia speaks. The beliefs from the traditional systems of power are breaking down. The...

November 20, 2015

Every month (or so!), I post one of my poems (paired with one of my pictures), sharing its origin and some of its essence. Here is my Poem & Pic of the Month for November 2015:

 

Known as I am Known

by Patrick Bishop

Science can explain almost any phenomenon:

Why a candle burns

How food becomes energy

Where the monarch flies

How mirror neurons trigger a smile

 

But, when I watch the candle

I don't under...

August 2, 2015

Every month, I post one of my poems (paired with one of my pictures), sharing its origin and some of its essence. Here is my Poem & Pic of the Month for August 2015:

 

The River of Woljeongsa Temple

by Patrick Bishop

 

The tall green pines stand like a great gentle wall

They whisper of another way beyond their prickly branches

 

Rushing waters call to me, as do the birds;

a happy welcoming greeting

The cric...

July 25, 2015

Every month, I post one of my poems (paired with one of my pictures), sharing its origin and some of its essence. Here is my Poem & Pic of the Month for July 2015:

 

Together in Our Loneliness

by Patrick Bishop

The book store cafe is filled with people who sit alone,

wanting to connect as they sip Starbucks,

flipping through books they don't buy

drawn here, not just to read

They (we) clearl...

May 6, 2015

Every month, I post one of my poems (paired with one of my pictures), sharing its origin and some of its essence. Here is my Poem & Pic of the Month for May 2015:

 

Birds of Prayer

by Patrick Bishop

 

What did St. Francis say to the birds?

 

"You are beautiful!

Look at your exquisite feathers!

So full and light,

with just enough mystery

to hide you in the brush.

They allow the air to float beneath,

and the wat...

April 29, 2015

Every month, I post one of my poems (paired with one of my pictures), sharing its origin and some of its essence. Here is my Poem & Pic of the Month for April 2015:

 

See Through Me

by Patrick Bishop

My heart wants.

A memory of what it knows

it has lost long ago

in separation

of divine into form

 

Unable to go back and reconnect

Unable to find you in wanting

Trying numerous times in a multitude of ways

Distrac...

March 18, 2015

Every month, I post one of my poems (paired with one of my pictures), sharing its origin and some of its essence. Here is my Poem & Pic of the Month for March 2015:

 

Blind Faith

by Patrick Bishop

I don't care about the labels of your morality:

Christian, Jew, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Zen, Agnostic, Atheist

mean little to me

 

What I want to connect with is

the goodness of your soul

the tenderness of your h...

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