At Upaya

Via Devon Ward-Thommes
on Jun 23, 2010
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Morning light
On a single stream of steam
Glass teacup
Soft lotus lips
Sipping in the midst of birdsong
And silence.

Upaya Zen Center is a Zen Buddhist practice, service, and training center located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This small poem was written in October, 2009, during a Prajña Yoga Teacher Training with Tias Little.


About Devon Ward-Thommes

Devon Ward-Thommes, M.F.A, R.Y.T., is a devoted yogini, a poet and essayist, and a practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga and Vajrayana Buddhism.  Her life’s passion is awakening loving-kindness through creative, embodied practice and sharing these experiences with others.


2 Responses to “At Upaya”

  1. Let's share poems and thoughts about silence. Here's mine:

    Silence is the Roar of the Universe.

    Emptiness is the Fullness of the Grand Canyon.

    Nothingness is Always Abundance.

    Boredom is Always an Invitation to Amazement.

    Silence is the Roar of the Universe.

  2. A lovely way to begin my day – thank you