Earlier this year Maitreyabandhu, a Buddhist teacher and member of the Triratna Buddhist Order for over 20 years, published his first volume of poems, The Crumb Road. The poems are, at once, pellucid and memorable. They range across a multitude of experiences, from childhood memories to the contemplation of simple objects, always bringing out the invisible spiritual lineaments with a calm authority. It is interesting to discover that many of the poems have their source in the daily discipline of meditation; it is as if the rhythm of meditation unifies the details of the experience, giving them ...


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