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Nirvana Is Here

“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”

To Be Alive

“To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe — to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it — is a wonder beyond words.” Joanna Macy To learn about and/or register… Continue Reading “To Be Alive”

We Are the Universe

“We are the universe pretending to be individuals.” – Deepak Chopra Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . . . “Abiding in the Tent of Meeting>” To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online… Continue Reading “We Are the Universe”

What Is a Bird?

“A bird is three things: Feathers, flight and song, And feathers are the least of these.” – Marjorie Allen Seiffert Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . . . “Abiding in the Tent of Meeting>” To… Continue Reading “What Is a Bird?”

Let’s Fall in Love with Creation

“If we fall in love with creation deeper and deeper, we will respond to its endangerment with passion.” Hildegard of Bingen To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Finding Magic

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” – Loren Eiseley To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

All Embracing Gratefulness

Our approach to gratefulness has to be big enough to embrace all the difficulties of the world. – David Steindl-Rast, spoken teaching on May 5, 2007 To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

There Is Enough Beauty

The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more… Continue Reading “There Is Enough Beauty”

What a Wonderful Life!

“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” – Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, Quoted in Age Doesn’t Matter Unless You’re a Cheese, by Kathryn and Ross Petras To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go… Continue Reading “What a Wonderful Life!”

The Gift of Uncertainty

“To be hopeful means to be uncertain about the future, to be tender toward possibilities, to be dedicated to change all the way down to the bottom of your heart.” Rebecca Solnit To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and… Continue Reading “The Gift of Uncertainty”