Monday 10 December 2018

Land Mandala: my new publication

When is a path
Not a path
At all?

When did the
World expand
Like that?

When did the universe
So small?

Dance of death ashes
The flat stone is still
In my hand

A crystal vein
Shining dagger bright
Runs through it

How could I ever be
A stranger
In this land?
Four journeys, one mandala; the mandala of the Awakening Land & the Divine Feminine. Over a period of ten years, the poet travels, guided by intuitive Druidry, a living teacher & an 11th century Tibetan visionary, through sacred landscapes in England, Tibet, Scotland & Bhutan  & discovers that some things are the same wherever you go.

"Barry Patterson has created a trans-continental, cross-cultural series of poems uniting Druid and Buddhist journeys from the Outer Hebrides to Tibet and Bhutan. He takes you there, with lyrical imagery, deep questions about the nature of reality, and a grounded presence of love for the earth and the sacred feminine. A feast of poetry!"

Lama Tsultrim Allione  Author of Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine; founder & spiritual director of  Taramandala International Buddhist Community.

Read more about it & buy a copy by visiting the page.
I have also reprinted Buddha of the Carboniferous.

Coming soon: a short essay with supplementary poetry to Land Mandala in Ebook form: "A Druid in Tibet." Watch this space!

All my pamphlets are printed by Catford Print Centre, who specialise in budget bespoke booklets & are wonderful.

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