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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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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 at Spirit Falls

The silence calls. It has called for years. Since 2005, I have answered by immersion in silence at least once each year, sometimes more if possible. This year, visited a retreat center for the first time: Spirit Falls in Pine, … Continue reading

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