“Hope just means another world might be possible, not promise, not guaranteed. Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope.” Rebecca Solnit To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.
“When a forest gets to be this old and untouched, it becomes something more than a forest. It becomes what we would think of as a mind, with history, knowledge, memory, and foresight.” Rick Bass To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center… Continue Reading “More than a Forest”
“Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.” Jalaluddin Rumi To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.
“In our estrangement from nature we have severed our sense of the community of life and lost touch with the experience of other animals. …understanding the human animal becomes easier in context, seeing our human thread woven into the living web among the strands… Continue Reading “Recognizing Our Place in the Community of Life”
“Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.” – Robin Wall Kimmerer… Continue Reading “Earth’s Sacred Bond”
“Just as cultivating a garden requires turning over the ground, pulling weeds, planting, and watering, doing the work of love is all about taking action.” – Bell Hooks Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . .… Continue Reading “Cultivation of Love”
“Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their families, their histories too. Talk to them, listen to them. They are alive poems.” – Joy Harjo To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.
Happy Easter! “As I sat quietly in the garden, I realized the power of transfiguration—of God’s transformation—in our world. The principle of transfiguration is at work when something so unlikely as the brown grass that covers our veld in winter becomes bright green again.… Continue Reading “The Power of Transfiguration – God’s Transformation”
He had to sleep on the mountain. Loved his friends, but had to sleep somewhere by the trail, under spruce, above the foggy sound of waves. Had to find the trail by feel, without light. Had to say a blessing there. – Kim Stafford, from… Continue Reading “Sleeping on the Mountain”
Shall oil burn the sky? Or can human wisdom like a saplinggrow taller, greener, more generous? How can we know what lies ahead? Plant a tree, and see. – Kim Stafford, from “2519” Starting on February 11, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an Online Writing Retreat… Continue Reading “Plant a Tree”