Vihara on the Hill

Images & words for quiet contemplation by Steph Mohan – Kalbarri Western Australia

Tag Archives: haiku poetry



Thirsty and hungry;

Body and mind crave fulfilment –

This arid landscape.

Free to swim and play


This moment is full;

Not grasping nor clinging –

Free to swim and play.

The answer is there


The answer is there;

You have to find it yourself –

Following the path.

Right intention


Holding pattern


Last night, I was sitting on a plane caught in a holding pattern for over an hour due to stormy weather. My body became restless as time went by and I noted how external conditions, such as unexpected delays, can easily trigger unskillful states.

Funny enough, delays can sometimes save us from far more unpleasant circumstances and conditions. Being caught in a holding pattern can be perceived as blessing or curse….or perhaps we can just see that it “just is” and relax, knowing that in this moment, right now, we are simply in the right place at the right time.

Haiku poem written on the plane:

“This holding pattern;

Wondering when we will land –

Right place and right time.

Zero interference


This day unfolding;

With zero interference –

I got out of the way.



Find a resting place;

A space for keeping vigil –