Stephen Taul, the Dharma student and architect that designed Prajna Cottage, wrote this poem for Ven. Chodron in honor of the completion of the new abbess residence, Prajna Cottage.
At Home, at Peace
May your home protect you, shelter you;
may it support you, inspire you.
With a smooth, level floor of equanimity
and solid walls of love, compassion and joy.
May it bring you peace and contentment,
lasting happiness and delight.
The soaring roof of wisdom
that stretches to the sky.
May its three doors remain open
with Dharma light spreading everywhere.
To your perfect dwelling place,
May you work there for our benefit forever more.
And may I too abide in a place such as yours
Not one of material form, but formed of mental states
Those states that I have learned from you and
May they become my protector and inspiration evermore.
In the Dharma,