These sixty poems on the Buddha's six "perfections," or qualities for a meaningful life—generosity, kindness, patience, joy, stillness, wisdom—were written over years of yoga and meditation practice, inspired by Tibetan Heart Yoga, nature, Buddhism, Osho, Tantra, ancient Japanese and Chinese poetry, Rumi, Kabir, haiku, love, and life. They seek to capture a journey from the physical body to the subtle body to the light body, until the heart bursts open into the beautiful radiance of divine energy in the world. All author proceeds from sales of this book are being donated to charities to support people and animals affected by the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
Leza gives an overview of the book:
Leza Lowitz is a poet, fiction writer, editor and co-translator of Japanese. Lowitz is the recipient of numerous honors for her poetry, fiction, and translations, including the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Best Book of Poetry and The Bay Area...