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For Jackie on Her Way to Deer Park

Heart of understanding
Steps of the Buddha
She touches the earth
And shows us the way.

We stood there in the room
Where he brought his teacher tea
And learned to close the door
With the gentleness of a monk.

He’s here. Smile and bow.
Young and old, war and peace,
Together in one place, one moment;
True connection beyond time and space.

Letting go of books, bags and bags of books
Stories and lessons like yesterday’s steps,
breath of the past
Giving books, selling books, eating books. Yum!
Letting go to go beyond.

Heart of understanding
Steps of the Buddha
She touches the earth
And shows us the way.

~ Love and peace with every breath, Susan Hadler

Jackie Randolph Update

After a potluck send-off from the Washington Mindfulness Community last month, Jackie reported in early January that she has arrived safely for her extended stay at Deer Park Monastery, in Escondido, Calif. "It is wonderful to be here," Jackie says. "I deeply appreciate the words and hugs of compassion and good luck."

Jackie can be reached at:
Clarity Hamlet
2499 Melrue Lane
Escondido, CA 92026
cell: 202-409-2730
e-mail: j.g.randolph(at)att.net

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