Tag Archives: Mindfulness Gathas: Present Moment

Entering the Meditation Hall
Entering the meditation hall,
I see my true self.
As I sit down,
I vow to cut off all disturbances.

Sitting Down
Sitting here
is like sitting under a Bodhi tree.
My body is mindfulness itself,
free from all distraction.

Finding a Stable Posture
In the lotus posture,
the human flower blooms.
The udumbara flower is here,
offering its true fragrance.*

Calming the Breath
Breathing in, I calm my body.
Breathing out, I smile.
Dwelling in the present moment,
I know this is a wonderful moment!

Adjusting Posture
Feelings come and go
like clouds in a windy sky.
Conscious breathing
is my anchor.

Drinking Tea
This cup of tea in my two hands,
mindfulness held perfectly.
My mind and body dwell
in the very here and now.

Watering the Plants
Don’t think you are cut off, dear plant.
This water comes to you from the Earth and sky.
You and I have been together
since beginningless time.