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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”

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”