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Daily Meditation: The Mountain

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.

Today's meditation features a composition by Chinese Buddhist poet  Li Po, called “Zazen on Ching-t’ing Mountain,” translated by Sam Hamill from Crossing the Yellow River: Three Hundred Poems from the Chinese. This beautiful and short piece reminds us of the ephemeral nature of life.

Zazen on Ching-t’ing Mountain by Li Po

The birds have vanished down the sky.
Now the last cloud drains away.

We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the mountain remains.

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