What happened?

March 31, 2010

What happened ?

Many of us are aging
nearing 60 , or past
and more past…

What happened to all our aged
Dharma friends?

What is their place?
in any Sangha!

Many walked, some painfully so
Some bought into existing ‘systems’
for the good or for the worse.

What happened to all the valuable
collective experiences — that walked away?

How can there be true growth
when the older students are no longer
in the system ?

As many things in this culture
it is easy to discard….

Look at the Dharma landfill !!

Oh you young Dharma student ,
be inquisitive !
You may find some treasures ….

He Ho !
All my relations……

– Paul Kloppenburg, August, 2007