Songs for the Practice

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The Classic

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And When I Rise

When I rise, let me rise like a bird, joyfully
And when I fall, let me fall like a leaf, gracefully, without regrets
And when I stand, let me stand like a tree, strong and tall
And when I lie, let me lie like a lake, peacefully, calm and still
And when I work, let me work like a bee, wholeheartedly
And when I play, let me play like a breeze, refreshingly, light and clear, like a breeze, refreshingly, light and clear…

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Breathing In Breathing Out

Breathing in, breathing out; breathing in, breathing out;
I am blooming as a flower; I am fresh as the dew.
I am solid as a mountain, I am firm as the earth; I am free.

Breathing in, breathing out; breathing in, breathing out;
I am water, reflecting what is real, what is true,
and I feel there is space deep inside of me;
I am free, I am free, I am free.

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Dear Friends

Dear friends, dear friends,
Let me tell you how I feel.
You have given me such treasure,
I love you so.

Love, joy, inner peace,
Like a Sunday morning breeze
All my friends are so lovely / joyful / peaceful.
I love you so. I love you so.

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Happiness is Here and Now

Happiness is here and now, I have dropped my worries.
Nowhere to go, nothing to do, no longer in a hurry.
Happiness is here and now, I have dropped my worries
Somewhere to go, something to do, but I don¿t need to hurry.

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Here is the Pure Land

Here is the Pureland, the Pureland is here.
I smile in mindfulness, and dwell in the present moment.
The Buddha is seen in an autumn leaf,
The Dharma in the floating cloud,
The Sangha body is everywhere, my true home is right here.
Breathing in flowers are blooming.
Breathing out I am aware that bamboos are swaying.
My mind is free and I enjoy every moment.

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I Have Arrived

I have arrived, I am home,
in the here and in the now.
I have arrived, I am home,
In the here and in the now.
I am solid, I am free,
I am solid, I am free,
in the ultimate I dwell,
in the ultimate I dwell.

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I Like the Roses

I like the roses. I like the daffodils.
I like the mountains. I like the rolling hills.
I like the twinkling stars when the sun goes down.
Du-bee-dee, du-bee-dee, du-bee-dee, du-bee-dee
du-bee-dee, du-bee-dee, du-bee-dee, du-bee-dee… dum

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I Love Nature

I love nature. Nature is cool.
The forest is my classroom. The earth is my school.
Trees are my teachers. Animals are my friends.
On this earth, all lives depend.

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In Gratitude

In gratitude you have watered seeds of love in me in gratitude,
In gratitude I will water seeds of love in someone too.
I know you¿re there for me, and I am so happy.
In gratitude you have watered seeds of love in me in gratitude,
In gratitude I will water seeds of love in someone too.
And when you suffer some, just call and I will come.

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In Out Deep Slow

In, out; Deep, slow;
Calm, ease; Smile, release;
Present moment, Wonderful moment.

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Island of the Self

Breathing in I go back to the island within myself.
There are beautiful trees within the island,
there are clear streams of water,
there are birds, sunshine and fresh air,
breathing out I feel safe.
I enjoy going back to my island.

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No Coming No Going

No coming, no going, no after, no before.
I hold you close to me, I release you to be so free.
Because I am in you, and you are in me
Because I am in you, and you are in me

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Please Call Me by My True Names

My joy’s like spring so warm, it makes flowers bloom all over the Earth.
My pain’s like a river of tears, so vast it fills the four oceans.
Please call me by my true names, so I can hear all my cries and laughter at once, so I can hear that my joy and pain are one.
Please call me by my true names, so that I can wake up and the door of my heart could be left open.

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Standing Like a Tree

Standing like a tree with my roots dug deep,
my branches wide and open,
come down the rain, come down the sun,
come down the fruits to the hearts that is wide open to be…

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Take Your Time

Take your time, breathing in, breathing out,
Look deeply, as you say “This is me”,
You and your breath, you and this air
as humming bird and flower
have always been together.
Take gentle steps, feel the ground, curl your toes,
Is there a line between you and this path?
You and your steps, you and this earth,
as butterfly and blossom,
have never been apart.

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The Leaves of One Tree

We are the leaves of one tree. (x2)
The time has come for all to live as one.
We are the leaves of one tree.
We are the waves of one sea. (x2)
The time has come for all to live as one.
We are the waves of one sea.
We are the stars of one sky. (x2)
The time has come for all to live as one.
We are the stars of one sky.
We are the leaves of one tree;
We are the waves of one sea;
We are the stars of one sky.

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The Mind can Go in a Thousand Directions

The mind can go in a thousand directions.
but on this lovely path, I walk in peace.
With each step, a gentle wind blows.
With each step, a flower blooms.

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The Nature Song

I am a cloud, I am the blue sky.
I am a bird, spreading out its swings.
I am a flower, I am the sunshine.
I am the earth, receiving a seed.
And I am free, when my heart is open.
Yes I am free, when my mind is clear.
Oh dear brothers, Oh dear sisters,
Let’s walk together mindfully / joyfully.

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Two Promises

I vow to develop understanding
in order to live peacefully with people, animals, plants and minerals.
Mmm – ahh, mmm – ahh, mmm – ahh.
I vow to develop my compassion
in order to protect the lives of people, animals, plants and minerals.
Mmm – ahh, mmm – ahh, mmm – ahh.

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Let the Buddha Breathe

Chorus: I let the Buddha breathe, I let the Buddha walk.
The Buddha is breathing, The Buddha is walking. (x2)
Chorus
The Buddha is the breathing, The Buddha is walking. (x2)
Chorus
There is only breathing, There is only walking. (x2)
Chorus
Peace in the breathing, Happiness in the walking. (x2)
Chorus…

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