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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”

Living Lightly

“My storehouse having been burnt down, nothing obstructs my view of the bright moon.” – Masahide, Zen poet To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Magnificence of Lilacs

“What we can say with some certainty is that nature is creative. And the forms of creativity that pervade nature are neither haphazard nor determined, but rather, profoundly exploratory, capable of bringing forth such a display of magnificence that it endlessly evokes our wonder.”… Continue Reading “Magnificence of Lilacs”

Finding the Divine Essence

“I, the fiery life of divine essence, am aflame beyond the beauty of the meadows, I gleam in the waters, and I burn in the sun, moon and stars.” – Hildegard of Bingen From March 11-14, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online… Continue Reading “Finding the Divine Essence”

THe Color of Autumn

With the color that paints the morning and evening clouds that face the sun I saw then the whole heaven suffused.– Dante Alighieri This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s Divine Comedy,”… Continue Reading “THe Color of Autumn”

The Most Important Voyage of Discovery

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separate us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but… Continue Reading “The Most Important Voyage of Discovery”

Wednesday of Hope – Life Worth Living

Before, I always lived in anticipation . . . that it was all a preparation for something else, something “greater,” more “genuine.” But that feeling has dropped away from me completely. I live here and now, this minute, this day, to the full, and… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Life Worth Living”

Listen

Today is the First Sunday of Lent In today’s reading from Romans 10:8-13, Paul writes “The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart.” We so often look and listen around us for God’s voice – for direction – for wisdom. Could… Continue Reading “Listen”

Our Responsibility to Life

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life. – The Dalai Lama

So How Is Winter for You?

Everyone keeps asking – since I’ve moved from San Francisco to the Chicago area – how it’s going for me. How am I adjusting to winter in the midwest. Actually, I think that the snow is beautiful, and, really, it’s people that I miss.… Continue Reading “So How Is Winter for You?”