Tag: bird

Listen to the Birds

“I don’t know anything about consciousness. I just try to teach my students how to hear the birds sing.” Shunryu Suzuki  To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

We Are the Universe

“We are the universe pretending to be individuals.” – Deepak Chopra 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 “We Are the Universe”

Let Us Not Forget All We Are Given

“A sick sparrow remembered the beneficence of someone who cared for it. A captured tortoise did not forget the beneficence of someone who helped release it. How sad that some human faces lack the virtue of these creatures.” Eihei Dogen To learn about and/or… Continue Reading “Let Us Not Forget All We Are Given”

Let Us Nourish the Sacred Tree

“It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives. Nourish it then, that it may leaf and bloom and fill with singing birds.” – Black Elk Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online series entitled, “Doorways to the Sacred.” To… Continue Reading “Let Us Nourish the Sacred Tree”

Creation Singing

“All creation is a song of praise to God.” – Hildegard of Bingen From March 11-14, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Kayleen Asbo: “Claiming our Inner Light and Truth.” To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and… Continue Reading “Creation Singing”

Renewal by Quail and Plover

The cry of quail and the whirling ploverAnd the blind eye creates The empty forms between the ivory gatesAnd smell renews the salt savour of the sandy earth – T. S. Eliot, “Ash Wednesday,” The Waste Land and Other Poems Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa… Continue Reading “Renewal by Quail and Plover”

Advent Waiting in Darkness

On the Feast of St. Lucy After the kingfisher’s wingHas answered light to light, And is silent,The light is stillAt the still point of the turning world.― T.S. Eliot, from “Burnt Norton” A Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an online series… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting in Darkness”

Advent Waiting Amidst Celebration

Today we celebrate the 170th Anniversary of our congregation’s founding. Mother Mary Goemaere, OP, began, in San Francisco on December 6, 1850, the community of Dominican sisters who were to become The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael. We are most grateful! Love equally all kinds… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting Amidst Celebration”

Advent Waiting in Uncertainty

Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts. – Elizabeth Elliot On December 5th, Santa Sabina Center’s offers an Advent Retreat Day with… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting in Uncertainty”

Radical Uncertainty

It’s walking the razor’s edge of the sacred moment where you don’t know, you can’t count on, and comfort yourself with any sure hope. All you can know is your allegiance to life and your intention to serve it in this moment that we… Continue Reading “Radical Uncertainty”