Tag: sierra nevadas

Naming

“… I wonder what it would be like to go into a forest where nothing has a name… if we started all over, giving names, would any fact about the forest compel us to name the same units? Would we label trees? Or instead… Continue Reading “Naming”

All-Pervasive Silence

“If you walk into a forest — you hear all kinds of subtle sounds — but underneath there is an all-pervasive silence.” To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Experiencing Eternity

“The universe is full of radiant suggestion . . . over and over in the butterfly we see the idea of transcendence. In the forest we see not the inert but the aspiring. In water that departs forever and forever returns, we experience eternity.”… Continue Reading “Experiencing Eternity”

Finding Clarity

“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.” To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

What the Trees Say

Nothing has ever been said about God that hasn’t already been said better by the wind in the pine trees. To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Everywhere Is Walking Distance

“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Gratitude

“Gratitude for the teachings of the enlightened ones,/ gratitude for the wonders of nature,/ gratitude for the charity of human beings,/ gratitude for the opportunity to practice . . .” John Stevens, The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei Join us for a silent retreat… Continue Reading “Gratitude”

Listen to the Stones

“Stones are mute teachers; they silence the observer, and the most valuable lesson we learn from them we cannot communicate.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . . . “Abiding in… Continue Reading “Listen to the Stones”

Seeing the Way

“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.” John Muir To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

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.