Purification… Meeting life as it is…. Acceptance or
recognition of the present moment… Respect…. Sense of freedom from “shoulds”
From Karen (who remembered this from another Lama Tea poet)
Rains arrived… fire turns to
The presence created by a focus on beauty.
From Jean Kenin
I am refuge for the matcha now finding its way to all parts of me
From Sheila Fling
Spiritual warrior embracing Live as it is wanting it different
From Deborah MN
Weather finally starting to warm up here. Out for my first morning bike
ride of the year. Such freedom, a blessed day, tea? Thanks to all!
From Gerow Reece
Zooming straight into the Harbor of Tea/ Resting deeply in gratitude
From Lesley Maclean
Five refuges: friendly imperfections…tea utensils serving me a bowl as
i walk past…the happy taskter…breaking and mending and breaking open…the fifth
In a tea space…I feel the safety…of accepting what is…surrender is grace
From Kim C
5 mountains / 5 tastes / 5 seasons / 5 blessings/ may these 5 fingers open the
door to this Refuge /
From Kay Hankinson
A half-mat refuge. Sending quiet energy. Be still. Listen. Peace.
Heart’s rest to be found / in many familiar things / would I awaken.
By Kikaku – “My hands, poised to cut iris, seem to tremble”
From John Adams
The tea space, tea utensils and tea itself is my refuge – it warms my heart
and reminds me how good my life is.
From William Singleton
Reality (the world as it is)/ is altered when we gather for Tea/ and
we take Refuge in this fleeting moment
Between heaven and earth…. A cherry blossom branch….Curtain of petals
Create a mosaic carpet…. At last, spring arrived
In the bottom of a tea bowl…. No matter how chipped or cracked….
A green heart beating…. In our hands.