1. Slideshow of 2012 DRBA Oregon Buddha Root Farm retreat

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  2. Written and read by David Rounds ( http://drbu.org/iwr/rew/board )

    One Beat Short of Still

    The white mist drifts, veiling the guardian firs
    The thrush is awake, tuning her secret guitar
    The owl glides home, limp prey in his claws,

    Change is slow along this river.
    Time is one beat short of still.

    Sweet river, my friend, in a hundred years
    Will your current babble clear in the morning?
    Will you hear the sound of the ancient chant?
    Will the Buddha still hold you in his hands?
    The white veil lifts from the face of the trees
    The guardian hemlocks, the fragrant firs,
    The battle-scarred trunks in the dark birch grove
    There the thrush hides as her song soars.

    Sweet bird, my friend, in a hundred years
    Will your granddaughter’s daughter still sing in the morning?
    Will she hear the sound of the ancient chant?
    Will the Buddha hold her too in his hands?

    Change is slow along this river.
    Time is one beat short of still.

    The turtle-spirit rests on the ridge of the mountain.
    Even the mists do not know she is there.
    She hasn’t forgotten who gave her her name
    She is waiting to see him once more.

    Sweet spirit , my friend, in a hundred years
    Will you still be watching with your sleepy eyes
    Will you hear the sound of the ancient chant?
    Will the Buddha still hold you in his hand?

    Change is slow along this river.
    Time is one beat short of still.

    Change is slow along this river.
    Time is one beat short of still.

    On retreat on Turtle Mountain, North Fork of the Smith River, Oregon

    July 20, 2013

    Video created from time lapse photos taken on 7/10/2014 from 5:30am to 7:15am at Buddha Root Farm
    Camera: Panasonic GH3, Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 lens.
    Recorder: Zoom H4n
    Software: Time Lapse Assembler, Adobe Premier Element, Audacity

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