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Being Touched by Mystery

“The mystery of God touches us — or does not — in the smallest details: giving a strawberry, with love; receiving a touch, with love; sharing the snapdragon red of an autumn sunset, with love.” Marion Woodman, Coming Home to Myself To learn about… Continue Reading “Being Touched by Mystery”

Finding the Still Point

“At the center of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, which is never at our disposal, from which God disposes our… Continue Reading “Finding the Still Point”

A Spiritual Journey

And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles,no matter how longbut 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… Continue Reading “A Spiritual Journey”

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”

Earth Prayer – Part 1

O Endless Creator, Force of Life, Seat of the Unconscious,Dharma, Atman, Ra, Qalb, Dear Center of our Love,Christlight, Yaweh, Allwa, Mawu,Mother of the Universe . . .  – Mark Nepo Starting August 13th, Santa Sabina Center is offering an online retreat with Mark Nepo.… Continue Reading “Earth Prayer – Part 1”

Thinking of the Bloom

“Before the seed there comes the thought of bloom.” – E. B. White Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online series entitled, “Doorways to the Sacred.” To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

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”

Time Is a River

“Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the… Continue Reading “Time Is a River”

Paying Attention

“One should pay attention to even the smallest crawling creature for these too may have a valuable lesson to teach us.”– Black Elk Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online series entitled, “Doorways to the Sacred.” To learn more and/or register for our online… Continue Reading “Paying Attention”

The Field of Meeting

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense.” – Rumi… Continue Reading “The Field of Meeting”