Monthly Archives: January 2013

Fertile Ground

A regular at the retreat will be leaving in the next few days for an overseas job.  Because he cannot take them, his wife and children will be staying in the local area.  I and another with a green thumb

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Posted in Gardening and Nature, Musings

Quiet Restoration

Temple walls stand calm Trees in still serenity Silence restores life

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What we sow

As humans, we try to define the world around us through symbols, explanations, and definitions.  Thinking about and discussing reality, at least the subjective and personal reality, takes up a major portion of our lives as we move along the

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Honopu Valley

This week’s spiritual retreat journey takes us to Kaua’i Hawai’i and the Honopu Valley.  Known as the Valley of the Lost Tribe, it is a sacred location and burial ground.   Today’s retreat was chosen because a good friend who introduced

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Posted in Locations

Desert Winter

It is currently 63 degrees outside at about 8:45 in the evening.  The day saw low 70s around the region.  It is a beautiful night in late January.  A large portion of the retreat’s bonsai that were in cold storage

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Mind Like Water

 Silent darkness veils  The world in slumber slows down  Water reflects one

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On occasion, it is important for a person to engage in self-reflection.  Being able to look at the microcosm that is the mind, body, and soul is as important as being able to see the world and community around you. 

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Temple of Sinawava

Even within the desert landscape of Utah, growth and life can be found.

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Throughout time, there have been groups and individuals who have advocated for peace through non-violence.  The peace that they sued for was not the peace of the well armed or the peace brought by eliminating enemies, but peace gained through

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