Tag Archives: St.Francis

A Buddhist Mantra based on the Prayer of St. Francis

Here is a mantra I often work with during the day. It’s an adaptation I made of the much-loved Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. (St. Francis is my favorite Christian saint, among other things, because of his love of animals, and especially birds!  See: The Compassion of the Swans) In Buddhism, working with a […]

Continue reading

St. Francis and the Sow – the Essence of Metta in a Poem (with Music)

St. Francis and the Sow By Galway Kinnell The bud stands for all things, even for those things that don’t flower, for everything flowers from within, of self-blessing; though sometimes it is necessary to reteach a thing its loveliness, to put a hand on the brow of the flower and retell it in words and […]

Continue reading