Tag: poem

Stillness

Such stillness the cries of the cicadas sink into the rocks Basho To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Hiding Somewhere Near Us

“In all ten directions of the universe.there is only one truth. When we see clearly,the great teachings are the sameWhat can ever be lost? What can be obtained? If we attain something, it was there from/ the beginning of time. If we lost something,it… Continue Reading “Hiding Somewhere Near Us”

The Breath of Love in Us

“As timely as a river God’s timeless life passes Into this world. It passes/ Through bodies, giving life,And past them, giving death.The secret fish leaps up Into the light and isAgain darkened. The sunComes from the dark, it lightsThe always passing river,Shines on the… Continue Reading “The Breath of Love in Us”

A Spiritual Journey

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

Searching

Ten years searching in the deep forestToday great laughter at the edge of the lake Soen We are excited to offer a virtual retreat – a virtual pilgrimage – with Fr. Michael Fish, OSB Cam, entitled, Levanté 1. To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina… Continue Reading “Searching”

Mutual Affection

“We walk through forests of physical thingsthat are also spiritual thingsthat look on us with affectionate looks.” – Baudelaire To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

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.

That Too Will Be Good

“If there are mountains, I look at the mountains;On rainy days I listen to the rain.Spring, summer, autumn, winter.Tomorrow too will be good.Tonight too will be good.” –  Santoka Taneda To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go… Continue Reading “That Too Will Be Good”

The Flow of Time

“Time Like a petal in the wind Flows softly by As old lives are taken New ones beginA continual chain Which lasts throughout eternity Every life but a minute in time But each of equal importance .” Cindy Cheney To learn about and/or register… Continue Reading “The Flow of Time”

Peace

“Over all the mountaintops is peace In all the treetops, scarcely a breath;The little birds in the forest are silent.Wait then; you, too, will have peace.” Goethe To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.