Tag: ancient bristlecone forest

The Pace of Nature

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 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… Continue Reading “The Pace of Nature”

Making Your Way

When you try hard to make your own way, you will help others. . . . Before you make your own way you cannot help anyone, and no one can help you. Shunryu Suzuki We are excited to offer a virtual retreat – a… Continue Reading “Making Your Way”

Guests on the Earth

Like the trees, we are visitors, guests on the earth. – Kim Stafford Starting on February 11, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an Online Writing Retreat with Kim Stafford: “Speak Beauty to Power.” To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and… Continue Reading “Guests on the Earth”

Wednesday of Hope – Hope of Trees

May we never forget the crippled, wind-beaten trees, how they, too, bud, green and bloom. May we, too, take courage to bloom where we are planted. – David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – Not Losing Hope

There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster. – Dalai Lama

The Primordial Sacrament

The created world is the primordial sacrament. – Elizabeth Johnson

Beauty in the Walking

But the beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations. – Gwyn Thomas

Beauty is a Deep Opening

When we come upon beautiful things, they act like small tears in the surface of the world that pull us through to some vaster space. – Elaine Scary