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Nature As Teacher

Nature is the great teacher. Shakyamuni went to the jungle to find its teachings, Moses up the mountain, Jesus to the desert, and Bodhidharma and Muhammad to their caves. We tend to forget this, so it is important to have a practice that reminds… Continue Reading “Nature As Teacher”


“… 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”

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.

The Future We Are Creating

The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination. – John Schaar

Wednesday of Hope – Crumple Up Your Faith

Faith is crumpling and throwing away everything, proposition by proposition, until nothing is left, and then writing a new proposition, your very own, to throw in the teeth of despair. – Mary Jean Irion, Yes, World: A Mosaic of Meditation

Gifting Our World with Appreciation

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 “Gifting Our World with Appreciation”

Wednesday of Hope – Larger than Imagination

Hope is not dead, it is just larger than our imaginations. – Kathy Hobaugh

On the Ninth Day of Christmas

Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day. – Helen Steiner Rice

Why Is It So Difficult for Us to Believe?

Today’s reading in the 3rd Thursday of Advent is from Isaiah 54 So God has sworn not to be angry with you, or to rebuke you. Though the mountains leave their place and the hills be shaken, My love shall never leave you nor… Continue Reading “Why Is It So Difficult for Us to Believe?”

For the Beauty of the Earth

Our hymn at morning prayer today was “For the Beauty of the Earth.”  For the beauty of the earth, For the glory of the skies; For the love which from our birth, Over and around us lies; Lord of all, to Thee we raise… Continue Reading “For the Beauty of the Earth”