Category Archives: Retreat

Hafiz !

Hafiz ! Can it really be as simple as that ? Just love everyone in every direction always. When do you ever get a break from God ? 8 8 88 888   88888     88888888        8888888888888 … Continue reading

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3:00 AM

3:00 AM wide awake thrashed by torment ’til head explodes   with forgiveness ! x x xx  xxx   xxxxx     xxxxxxxx        xxxxxxxxxxxxx             xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Photo thanks to : http://sleepjunkies.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/exploding_head-200×200.jpg For an excellent current post on forgiveness: http://philosophadam.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/forgive-and-be-free-the-liberating-power-of-forgiveness/

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Ascend in Silence

Ascend in silence Ascend in silence rest in spacious sky-like awareness horizon to horizon no time…no lack…no effort. Descend into silence greet the menagerie untamed beasties roaming the wilds of an unowned mind. Stand as silence like the ubiquitous junipers … Continue reading

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Five Mule Deer

Five mule deer Five mule deer poised and alert all but hidden behind the blind heads floating above a smoke grey frenzy of brush. Shining black pairs of eyes intently gazing toward the road something moving, drawing closer. Tall charcoal … Continue reading

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White

prayer flags flap wildly five colors fade into an ocean of fog enveloped by clouds adrift from long lost mooring juniper forest, cactus and rock enshrouded in white the temple engulfed by opaque blanket of cloud White Tara laughs through … Continue reading

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Noble Silence, Noble Solitude

Noble Silence Silence gives one the space to notice one’s own thoughts. Silence puts one in touch with the reality of the heart, whatever it might be. Silence makes it easier to watch one’s actions. Silence protects one from oneself. … Continue reading

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Retreat Refrigerator Reminder

Refrigerator Dharma This quote from Jigten Sumgon was prominently posted on the side of the refrigerator I was to use for 10 days. Passed this quote daily; read it numerous times. It resonates with experience here, perhaps also with you: … Continue reading

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Silent Retreat Reading

Brought three books to read – actually more, but retreats are not really for reading, and am not sure until I arrive what book will draw attention. This retreat : Indestructible Innocence by A.H. Almaas Feed Your Demons by Tsultrim … Continue reading

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Silent Retreat at Garchen

Time for some mental health time-outs. This year’s choice: Garchen Buddhist Institute in Chino Valley, AZ; altitude of 4692 ft. (1) in the mountainous North Central  region of the state. The Garchen Buddhist Institute stands on a group of rocky … Continue reading

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Silent Retreat 2014

Why retreat ? Only don’t know. No reason. Just have to. Just doing. Just. Silence calls, but not from elsewhere. Not doing beckons, but not from distance. It’s no-time to do nothing, to suffer the misery of the kleshas, to … Continue reading

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