Jewel Fire: A Collection of Buddhist Poems
by Arya F. Jenkins, with artwork by Diana Ludwig.
The poems in this collection, written over the period of
about a year, represent my journey as a Buddhist, and
the various ways my spiritual practice has infused my
thoughts, words and actions in this life.
I offer up this effort to the Buddha, Dharma, Sangha
and my gurus.
May all sentient beings achieve liberation!
You can claim that
Itís all about you
Or all about me
Or about us
But itís really about neither
Or them either
But the energy in-between
The quality of energy
Fire comes in many forms
It shapes the intractable
It is the substance of hope.
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To watch Arya reading from the book:
Arya F. Jenkins is a peace activist, poet and writer
whose poetry has appeared in various literary journals
and magazines such as Bookpress, The Cafť Review,
The Connecticut River Review, and online, in The
Golden Lantern and The Write Room. Her work also
appeared in NO WAR NO MORE, a collection of poems
and essays for peace and against war that she also
edited, published by Greenwood/Blue Lotus Press in
She is a longtime practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, and
studied at Namgyal Institute of Buddhist Studies in
Ithaca, New York.
She lives in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
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Copyright © 2011-13 by Arya Jenkins.
Art Work Copyright 2011-13 by Diana Ludwig.
Website © 2011-13 Walter E. Harris III.