“We do not see that our life right here, right now, is nirvana. Maybe we think that nirvana is a place where there are no problems, no more delusions. Maybe we think nirvana is something very beautiful, something unattainable. We always think nirvana is… Continue Reading “Nirvana Is Here”
“When we come upon beautiful things, they act like small tears in the surface of the world that pull us through to some vaster space.” – Elaine Scarry Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . .… Continue Reading “What Beauty Opens Us To”
There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. – Ralph H. Blum To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.
It takes mud for the lotus to become itself, and the greater the mud in your life, the greater the lotus blossom. – Jakusho Kwong, No Beginning, No End
Nature just, “is.” It cannot be controlled. People can mess around with it. They can interfere with it. They can pollute it. They can damage it. They can degrade it. But they can never really control. it. The sun will rise every day. The… Continue Reading “Uncontrollable Nature”