I graduated from Princeton University, was a research associate at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and at The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, and a chef at Gordon Matta Clark’s Food. I’ve studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhism for more than 30 years, and have written and taught on Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian religion, history and culture. I wrote the National Film ... more »
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Douglas Penick Poems
The Red Garuda's Song Of Continuing
On this great wind of sorrow and longing We rise up. On this great wind of love and longing, The all-seeing Red Garuda spontaneously takes form
Gesar sings the song of his childhood:
Mother, I have never known the world to be impure, So I have never had an enemy. Mother, because there has never been an enemy, My view is unmistaken. Mother, I have always cherished others' happiness before my own,
Vajrasadhu's Song of Introduction
Suffering is an endless chain of cause and effect. Liberation is spontaneous, awake. Because the awakened state is the natural state,
An Invocation to Gesar of Ling
INVOCATION CALLING ON GESAR KING OF LING i Now when the virtues of the human realm
Gesar of Ling's Vision of Mt. Magyel Pom...
Warriors of Ling, do not struggle. Light and awareness are indivisible. Just look into the mirror of the self-existing mind. See things just as they are.
Gesar Of Ling's Song On Winning The King...
SO Noble lords and ladies, brave warriors, Know me as I am, the one who has been foretold. It has been written in prophecies, and you know it in your hearts: I am Gesar, King of Ling,
Gesar, King of Ling's Song to the Great ...
From the unmoving and undivided brilliance of simplicity itself, At the zero point of life and death, You are the clarity of fury, the vibrance of passion, The wisdom of alternation.
Invoking The Great Protector, Vajrasadhu
The Roaring Laughter of the Innate which Deceives and Paralyzes All Self Delusion; an invocation to Vajrasadhu, the Supreme Warrior Protector of the Pure Dharma Great Vajrasadhu, Illusion King Lord of the Palace of the Six Realms of Being,
Song of Kalapa Valley
This is the sacred ground which must be held. The future of human dignity depends on this.
SONG OF PRAJNA
'Listen, The melody of the sword of prajna Calls forth time in The appearance of reality;
MANENE'S SONG TO GESAR, KING OF LING
In midwinter, late on a glittering frozen starlit night, when the new crescent moon has just returned to the sky, and Gesar sleeps dreamlessly in his palace bedroom, the goddess Manene comes to him. She descends across a bridge of faint moonlight, arching down from the lower point of the crescent moon directly into his heart. There she takes her place and sings to him: i
Manene's Song to Her Brother, Gesar
Now, Gesar, Hero of a thousand battles, Conqueror of a thousand kinds of corruption, Healer of a thousand kinds of poisonous disease, Now you cannot turn back.
GESAR OF LING'S SONGS OF ABANDONMENT
SONGS OF ABANDONMENT (Gesar is lost in a blizzard and he sings this :)
LOVE FROM A TO Z
Love from A to Z: The gentle dispersion of atoms
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The Red Garuda's Song Of Continuing
On this great wind of sorrow and longing
We rise up.
On this great wind of love and longing,
The all-seeing Red Garuda spontaneously takes form
And carries us aloft.
In the free radiance of space itself,
In the light of ceaseless love,
Our seeing takes shape.
Winds surveying mind and beyond mind;
Where the gold feather-tips
Of the Red Garuda's outstretched wing
Touch the crystal radiance of space,
The wind of truth expands all at once and in all directions.
Where the Red Garuda's hidden tympanum
Is touched by the cold ...