Get Your Premium Membership

A Meditative Ballad on Buddhist Meditation

"Our Retreat Center courses offer guidance in Buddhist meditations known as vipassana (insight) and metta (loving-kindness). . . . [T]hese practices are universal and help to develop awareness and compassion. Retreats range from a weekend to three months. . . . At the Retreat Center, fees do not include compensation for the teachings, and teachers rely on the generosity of retreatants for a sustainable income." --a common advertisement from which to avert one's eyes and thoughts Oh, Buddhist fine, Full yet divine, Your youth in meditation spent Here first among the bums in class With ever but your supple ass In still the lotus posture bent Here first among the bums in class As off on each retreat you went To sit a refuge blest content With ever but your supple ass, Oh, Buddhist fine, Here first among the bums in class A spirit far from Horrors pent With ever but your supple ass Full yet divine, Fool yet divine, Oh, Buddhist fine! Dedicated with Respect for all Conscious, Sentient Beings Suffering in Pain Worldwide as monks and meditators are off on another one of their endless secluded retreats "to develop awareness and compassion" Ballad January 8, 2022 Meditative Ballad Emile Pinet

Copyright © | Year Posted 2022

Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

A comment has not been posted for this poem. Encourage a poet by being the first to comment.