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Finding Meaning

“A monk asked Zhaozhou, ‘What is the living meaning of Zen?.’    Zhaozhou said, “The oak tree in the courtyard.” Case 37 from the Mumonkan (Wumenguan) Collection of Zen Koans  Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 .… Continue Reading “Finding Meaning”

What is Your Vision of the World?

“Every vivid memory holds some essential truth about your vision of the world.” – Kim Stafford Starting on February 11, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Writing Retreat with Kim Stafford: “Speak Beauty to Power.” To learn more and/or register for our… Continue Reading “What is Your Vision of the World?”

Wednesday of Hope – Fill Yourself with Hope

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Fill Yourself with Hope”

Wednesday of Hope – Saving Hope

Because we spill not only milk Knocking it over with an elbow When we reach to wipe a small face But also spill seed on soil we thought was fertile but isn’t, And also spill whole lives, and only later see in fading light… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Saving Hope”

O Sapientia – O Wisdom

Today we sing, “O Wisdom”, or as it was in the original Latin in the 7th century, “O Sapientia”. O Wisdom, you came forth from the mouth of the Most High and reach from one end of the earth to the other, mightily and… Continue Reading “O Sapientia – O Wisdom”

Stay Ready

God always provides what we need, but we must be ready to open our eyes and see it. – The Midrash

For the Beauty of the Earth

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. – Rachel Carson

Finding a Way to Peace

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. – A.J. Muste

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy (on the 4th Day of Christmas)

On the Fourth Day of Christmas Christmas is a celebration of Joy/Emmanuel/God with Us. Joy living among us. And so, as on all the days of Christmas, we celebrate the Coming of Joy into our lives. Henceforth humanity has the right to know that… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy (on the 4th Day of Christmas)”

Wisdom from Confucius

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius