The Great Outdoors is offering
the best seating in her grand cathedrals.
Moss-covered stumps and smooth desert rocks
Warm sandy beaches and soft meadow beds.

I’d rather sit on the ocean shore
than the finest pillow
inside the temple.

I’d rather hear the wind speak
than the meditation teacher
inside the classroom.

I’d rather know the freshness of Nature
than the stale stories
inside the textbook.

wild and free
filled with master teachers.

quieting the mind
intoxicated and lost.

In Nature’s Meditation Hall