Tag: forest

Finding Sacredness

“The forest is not merely an expression or representation of sacredness, nor a place to invoke the sacred; the forest is sacredness itself.” Richard Nelson To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

To Be Alive

“To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe — to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it — is a wonder beyond words.” Joanna Macy To learn about and/or register… Continue Reading “To Be Alive”

The Call of Hope

“Hope just means another world might be possible, not promise, not guaranteed. Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope.” Rebecca Solnit To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

More than a Forest

“When a forest gets to be this old and untouched, it becomes something more than a forest. It becomes what we would think of as a mind, with history, knowledge, memory, and foresight.” Rick Bass To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center… Continue Reading “More than a Forest”

Observe the Wonders

“Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.” Jalaluddin Rumi To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

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”

Earth’s Sacred Bond

“Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.” – Robin Wall Kimmerer… Continue Reading “Earth’s Sacred Bond”

How Earth Delights

“Forget not that Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Kahlil Gibran Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . . . “Abiding in the Tent of… Continue Reading “How Earth Delights”

Walk into the Forest

“Simply walking into a forest is a holiday for your mind and soul, allowing your imagination and creativity to bloom.” – Diana Beresford-Kroeger Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . . . “Abiding in the Tent… Continue Reading “Walk into the Forest”

A Spiritual Journey

And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles,no matter how long,but only by a spiritual journey,a journey of one inch,very arduous and humbling and joyful,by which we arrive at the ground at our feet,and learn to be at home. Wendell Berry, Collected… Continue Reading “A Spiritual Journey”