“Stewarding the Earth” – Rhamis Kent: Midday Meditations 1


“Heroes” – David Bowie (German and English versions)


(The ‘Heroes’ album was released October 14 1977)

Dharmakaya Endures – Shambhala Mountain Center


September 27 2020, Colorado USA

Please Call Me By My True Names – Thich Nhat Hanh


Please Call Me By My True Names

Don’t say that I will depart tomorrow— even today I am still arriving.

Look deeply: every second I am arriving to be a bud on a Spring branch, to be a tiny bird, with still-fragile wings, learning to sing in my new nest, to be a caterpillar in the heart of a flower, to be a jewel hiding itself in a stone.

I still arrive, in order to laugh and to cry, to fear and to hope. The rhythm of my heart is the birth and death of all that is alive.

I am a mayfly metamorphosing on the surface of the river. And I am the bird that swoops down to swallow the mayfly.

I am a frog swimming happily in the clear water of a pond. And I am the grass-snake that silently feeds itself on the frog.

I am the child in Uganda, all skin and bones, my legs as thin as bamboo sticks. And I am the arms merchant, selling deadly weapons to Uganda.

I am the twelve-year-old girl, refugee on a small boat, who throws herself into the ocean after being raped by a sea pirate.

And I am also the pirate, my heart not yet capable of seeing and loving.

I am a member of the politburo, with plenty of power in my hands. And I am the man who has to pay his “debt of blood” to my people dying slowly in a forced-labor camp.

My joy is like Spring, so warm it makes flowers bloom all over the Earth. My pain is like a river of tears, so vast it fills the four oceans.

Please call me by my true names, so I can hear all my cries and laughter at once, so I can see that my joy and pain are one.

Please call me by my true names, so I can wake up and the door of my heart could be left open, the door of compassion.

“Colorado Blues – Cameron Peak Burns” – John Rupe (September 01 2020)


bu - SMC fires Photo by John Rupe September 01 2020

Please don’t …


si - no covid c19 racism or homophobia

Mushroom (&) Cloud – Keri Lee Nelson


ice - Keri Lee Nelson mushroom iceberg

“Stop the killing” – #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd (June 2020)


ows - si stop the killng #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd June 2020

“The one who plants trees …” Rabindranath Tagore


dsa - tagore plant trees

Bob Dylan serenades Covid-19 🎸