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No Schizophrenia [Poem]

As I listen to this music and know that love is winning on Earth

I know your schizophrenic thinking isn’t going to drive me crazy

No killing, suicide, or murder

No bad joke, no apologies for cruelty and torture

I am going to move colour out of the black and covered in pain

Remote and connected to Earth

Thinking of recovery and wholeness

Irritated with the pace of insanity

Holding to the gifts

Dealing with your wastefulness.

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Dark mistakes [Poem]

And when you stop for a moment and see

The mistakes you made and your incapacity to deal with the dark shades of your psyche,

When you see you have no answers for the problems that eat you up

Day and night

That you put away and tried to deny them as not important

When you see that.

And the grim perspectives you weave for others, in defence of love and community, in secrecy because you were not open enough in your heart and mind to express your true intent.

When every intellectual book you ever read brings you no satisfaction,

Imposes of your mortality and moments of withheld love and caring

When you won’t be able to do any more but to fall down on your knees and pray,

For the grace and love of Buddha’s to surround you,

So your mind one pointedly can go in the direction of enlightenment.

When you see that hard work lies ahead of you and within the work out of resentment hope will glimmer that for those little details of life where you know you were terribly bad and hid away in various ways you will see that you are able to be a student in the Buddha Dharma

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Grief [Tanka Poem]

Sadness doesn’t explain
Loss of our beloved man
My mother widowed
My father died too early
We are without our father.

May all evil perish, without hope for return

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On a samsaric breath [Poem]

Your terror and fear
is beautiful and holy

Your desire to run away
from samsara
behind a glass wall
it is holy and beautiful

The frantic dance of getting burnt
by the fear of the untouched places
within your heart
it is beautiful and holy

The desire and craving for
the safety within your being
it is holy and beautiful

The clinging to the identity of me
and mine and yours and theirs
mixed with judgements and wrights and wrongs

The pain of the deepest suffering
unheard cries
the fear and the anguish that you felt
it is beautiful and holy

The desire to pass it on
like Jesus did in the garden
it is beautiful my sister and holy

The feeling of lack of strength and inner collapse
and failure and exhaustion with life
it is beautiful and holy

Because we all bear our samsara
it is the human journey of this life
here and now on Earth
It is beautiful and holy

We go through it as many times
as we need to understand
that our journey leads to oneness of humanity

It is our awakening into something different
into the look in one another eyes
and clarity of the human being emerging
from beyond the pain and into the understanding
of samsara and nirvana

The sane and the grounded
the aware and common sense way of living
that honours life and allows for living

It is beautiful and holy
this life of ours.

Rev. Dr. Sonam Wangmo

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It takes courage [Poem & Audio]

In the secret places inside me
you hide, this love and this surprise
of the things I still don’t understand
and of the things that I know so well.

The living of life that is such a treasure
the beauty of it all its experiencing
the incredible Love that weaves us all
I find myself astounded at this incredible
measure that it takes to breathe once more.

For coming to birth and coming to living,

It takes courage and commitment beyond
the mental capacities and doubtful thinking,
the simple design of perfection
Essence of Guru Dheva & Dakini
are the three jewels: Buddha Dharma and Sangha.

They point everyone towards the four immeasurable
creating the lasting love, equanimity,
joy and compassion for all sentient beings

For when we realize our divinity,
The seemingly unmeasurable story of this form
we can glance over the history of what has gone by
and realize the suffering that is part of it all.

The circumstances have weaved everything in such way to teach and guide you into the essence of things.
Into the perfection of the cloudless blue sky
where there is presence and time and connection
and no schemes and no games.
That is realization.

In the Heart of compassion and when we know the
distance that we had to travel to get here,
When we know that there is a life in the way of Peace
We know that our ancestry can be restored,
back to the distant lands of Zhangzhung.

In the way of Luminosity and
in the way of Oneness
that helps all beings live well
In the Noble healing
and in the four Noble Truths
We find our hearts united once more

Life gives us opportunities beyond measure
if we touch on the light of suppleness
trusting the pulse of the moment.

Listening to the guidance of Masters
and Arhats that speak from direct experience.
The space that they open within us
is immense gratitude for their endless giving
and pointing us tirelessly into the essence of all things.
Knowing your heart and knowing your unique path
are the ways of One Love
It is where we are all going.

Rev. Dr. K. Sonam Wangmo

The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Audiobook)- narrated by Richard Gere 2008.
The Bardo Thodol – Tibetan: བར་དོ་ཐོས་གྲོལ

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