Tag: garden

Listening to the Divine through the Natural World

[T]he divine communicates to us primarily through the language of the natural world. Not to hear the natural world is not to hear the divine. – Thomas Berry, The Sacred Universe (2009)  To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and… Continue Reading “Listening to the Divine through the Natural World”

Gardens Say “I Love You”

A garden is a way that the land says, “I love you.”…Gardens are simultaneously a material and a spiritual undertaking. Robin Wall Kimmerer To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

When to Plant a Tree

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Chinese Proverb Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . . . “Abiding in the Tent of Meeting>” To learn… Continue Reading “When to Plant a Tree”

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”

Cultivation of Love

“Just as cultivating a garden requires turning over the ground, pulling weeds, planting, and watering, doing the work of love is all about taking action.” – Bell Hooks Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . .… Continue Reading “Cultivation of Love”

The Never Ending Journey

Seeds move through their life stages in an endless cycle of seasons — and the cycle of seasons reminds us that the journey never ends.   Parker Palmer We are excited to offer a virtual retreat – a virtual pilgrimage – with Fr. Michael Fish,… Continue Reading “The Never Ending Journey”

Life Is a Garden

“life is a garden, not a roadwe enter and exit through the same gatewandering, where we go matters less than what we notice” – Bokonon To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

What Is Practice?

“He who distinguishes between the garden and practice cannot be said to have found the Way.” Muso Kokushi To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Fragility

Walk around feeling like a leaf. Know you could tumble any second.  Then decide what to do with your time. – John O’Donohue To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Beholding the Art with which It has been Made

I want creation to penetrate you with so much admiration that wherever you go, the least plant may bring you the clear remembrance of the Creator. A single plant, a blade of grass or one speck of dust is sufficient to occupy all your… Continue Reading “Beholding the Art with which It has been Made”