Songs

1. Breathing in, Breathing out
Breathing in, breathing out. (2)
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. (2)
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! ♪

2. I Have Arrived 

I have arrived, I’m home
In the here and in the now.
I have arrived, I’m home
In the here and in the now.
I’m solid, I’m free. (2X)
In the ultimate I dwell. (2X) ♪­

3. 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 not in a hurry!

4. In…Out…Deep…Slow…

In…out… Deep…slow
Calm…ease…Smile…release
Present moment…
Wonderful moment… ♪

5. No Coming, No Going
No coming, no going No after, no before.
I hold you close to me
And I release you to be so free!
Because I am in you, and you are in me. (2X) ♪

6. And When I Rise

And 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 sit, let me sit
Like a mountain, solidly
And when I lay, let me lay
Like a lake, calm and still,
Reflecting all
And when I work, let me work
Like a bee, lazily
And when I play, let me play
Like the rays, of the sun,
Rejoicingly ♪

7. Taking Refuge 
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♪ 

8. Here is the Pureland 
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 a 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. ♪

9. Two Promises 

I vow to develop understanding
In order to live peacefully with people, animals, plants, and minerals
Animals, plants, and minerals, hummmmm….Haaaaa

I vow to develop my compassion
In order to protect life of people, animals, plants, and minerals

Animals, plants, and minerals, hummmmm….Haaaaa. ♪

10. Breathe And You Know… 
Breathe and you know
… that you are alive
… that all is helping you
… that you are the world
… that the flower is breathing too
Breathe for yourself and you breathe for the world
Breathe in compassion and breathe out joy.

Breathe and be one
… with the air that you breathe
… with the river that flows
… with the earth that you tread
… with the fire that glows
Breathe and you break the thought of birth and death
Breathe and you see impermanence is life.

Breathe
… for your joy to be steady and calm
… for your sorrow to flow away
… to renew every cell in your blood
… to renew the depth of consciousness
… and you dwell in the here and now
… and all you touch is new and real. ♪

11. Dear Friends 

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

Love, joy, inner peace,
Like a Sunday morning breeze
All my dear you are so welcome.
Love gives you ease. ♪

12. All Within Me Peaceful

All before me peaceful…
All behind me peaceful…
Over me peaceful…
Under me peaceful…
All around me peaceful…
All within me peaceful… ♪

13. Healing Chant

May the day be well
And the night be well.
May the mid-day hour
Bring happiness too.
In every minute and every second,
May the day and night be well. ♪

14. I Am a Cloud 
I am a cloud, I am the blue sky,
I am a bird,
spreading out its wings.
I am a flower, I am the sunshine,
I am the Earth, receiving a seed.
And I am free,
when my heart is open.
I am free,
when my mind is clear.
[Oh dear brother, dear sister,
Let’s walk together, mindfully (2x)] ♪

15. We Are All One

We are all the leaves of one tree. (2x)
The time has come for all to live as one.
We are all the leaves of one tree.
We are all the waves of one sea…
e are all the stars of one sky…
We are all the leaves of one tree.
We are all the waves of one sea.
The time has come for all to live as one.
We are all the stars of one sky. ♪

16. Take Your Time

Take your time
Breathing in, breathing out
Look deeply
As you say “this is me”
You and your breath
You and the 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 step
You and the Earth
As butterfly and blossom
Have never been apart. ♪ 

17. No Discrimination

The sun, it shines on everyone (2x)
No discrimination! (2x)
The rain, it falls on everyone (2x)
No discrimination! (2x)
My heart belongs to everyone (2x)
No discrimination! (2x)♪

18. We Are Movin’

We are movin’
on a journey to nowhere,
Takin’ it easy, takin’ it slow.
No more worries,
No need to hurry,
Nothin’ to carry, let it all go. ♪

19. Standing Like a Tree

Standing like a tree with my roots dug down, my branches wide and open,
Come down the rain,
Come down the sun,
Come down the fruit to a heart that is open to be... ♪

20. My Mind Is A Clear Blue Sky

My mind is a clear blue sky. (2x)
Clouds come, clouds go.
My mind is a clear blue sky.
[repeat, each person in the circle naming a mental formation] ♪

21. 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. And on this school all life depends. ♪

22. In Gratitude 
[Refrain]:
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.
[Repeat Refrain]
And when you suffer some,
Please call and I will come.
[Repeat Refrain]
Know that I’m there for you.
No need to feel alone.
[Repeat Refrain] ♪

23. Song of Gratitude 
Thank you for letting me fly
High, high above the sky.
Thank you for letting me smile
Smile, smile throughout day and night
Thank you for letting me cry
The tears from deep down inside.
Thank you for being my light.
A guardian angel by my side.
Thank you for opening my eyes
And making the world so bright. ♪

24. Gatha for Planting a Tree

I entrust myself (2x)
To the earth (2x)
And she entrusts herself to me.
I entrust myself (2x)
To the Buddha (2x)
And he entrusts himself to me. ♪