Category: Spirituality

Awash in Mystery

“Our planet is awash in the gentle light and shadow of an impenetrable Mystery; it is time, in spite of all our vaunted learning and might, to kneel at the rim of the abyss of our profound unknowing.” Marv and Nancy Hiles, All the… Continue Reading “Awash in Mystery”

Flower of Gratitude

“Gratitude is a flower that blooms in noble souls.” Pope Francis Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . . . “Abiding in the Tent of Meeting>” To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online… Continue Reading “Flower of Gratitude”

Trusting our Creativity

“When we trust our creativity we encounter a supreme kind of enjoyment – an amazement at the natural unfolding of life beyond our ordinary way of looking at things.” Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August… Continue Reading “Trusting our Creativity”

Mystery of Hope

“Are we not called to communicate a mystery of hope to those around us by the lives we lead?” Br. Roger of Taize, Thin Places, 2010 Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . . . “Abiding… Continue Reading “Mystery of Hope”

Finding Meaning

“A monk asked Zhaozhou, ‘What is the living meaning of Zen?.’    Zhaozhou said, “The oak tree in the courtyard.” Case 37 from the Mumonkan (Wumenguan) Collection of Zen Koans  Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 .… Continue Reading “Finding Meaning”

Gratitude

“Gratitude for the teachings of the enlightened ones,/ gratitude for the wonders of nature,/ gratitude for the charity of human beings,/ gratitude for the opportunity to practice . . .” John Stevens, The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei Join us for a silent retreat… Continue Reading “Gratitude”

The Privilege of Being Alive Now

“Gratitude for the gift of life is the primary wellspring of all religions, the hallmark of the mystic, the source of all true art….It is a privilege to be alive in this time when we can choose to take part in the self-healing of… Continue Reading “The Privilege of Being Alive Now”

True Freedom

“When you look at getting stuck in traffic as an opportunity to slow down (literally!), it can seem like more of a blessing than a nightmare. Getting stressed out won’t make those cars go any faster. Finding ways to enjoy it is a lot… Continue Reading “True Freedom”

Joy and Laughter

“Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.” John O’Donohue Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . . . “Abiding in the Tent of Meeting>” To… Continue Reading “Joy and Laughter”

Recognizing Our Place in the Community of Life

“In our estrangement from nature we have severed our sense of the community of life and lost touch with the experience of other animals. …understanding the human animal becomes easier in context, seeing our human thread woven into the living web among the strands… Continue Reading “Recognizing Our Place in the Community of Life”