Poetry Book: This book is a collection of short poems by Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax. The poems are inspired by her meditation practice at Upaya Zen Center, her life at Prajna Mountain Forest Refuge, where she lives as a hermit, and her travels in Asia. In modern haiku form, Roshi Joan captures the sense of the wild life and wild weather that abound at her hermitage, the tenderness of loss and death, the joy in the details of her travels and practice in Japan, and the poignancy of the changing world that passes through her experience. Sorrow, humor, wisdom, tenderness can all be found in these jewel-like poems. The book was created on the occasion of her 70th birthday and the 20th anniversary of Upaya Zen Center, where she is Founding Abbot.