Enviromental Buddhism 101

When you take a walk in mindfulness,

your feet performing one miracle after another,

your eyes filled with clouds and flowers of emptiness,

you will discover in sudden Satori a milkweed

trellised in spokes of a broken bicycle,

the gentle sea-sound of Interstate car-waves

washing your mind clear,

a garden snail's Diet Pepsi home,

a lanky condom looped over blossoming heather,

a plastic nalgene bottle perfectly thrown

in suchness next to a tulip.

Filled with sorrow, please remember:

this too is nature.

And when you pick it up, this too

is meditation.

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