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Momentary shackles

Breathe in happiness- Shackles drop from weary shoulders. Still in the moment.

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Uncaring Walls

“Not by hating hatred ceases In this world of tooth and claw; Love alone from hate releases — This is the Eternal Law.” -the Dhammapada (v. 5) Hate met with hate increases ten-fold, multiplying with every word and every deed.

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Monastery of St. Anthony (Maine)

The Monastery of St Anthony in southern Maine is about four miles from the town of Kennebunk.  It is the home of a Lithuanian Franciscan Monastery.  Situated on 66 acres of New England land with an extensive walking network, it

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Master Raven Koan 3

Often, the calmest wind ruffles the most feathers. 

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Warm Rice, Cold Morning

Morning chill.  Crisp Air. Standing on the steps of dawn, First rice upon table.

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The Tao of Forgiveness or The Potato Sack

The following Taoist Parable is taught by Dereck Lin.  It illustrates the ideal and philosophy of forgiveness and how not forgiving transgressions affects our lives.  One day, the sage gave the disciple an empty sack and a basket of potatoes. “Think

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Stress and Relaxaition

In a fast paced modern world, our lives are often full of stress.  Children, school, work, activities, family, friends…each one of these singly has the opportunity to add to our daily stress levels.  Taken in multiple doses of one or

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Pantanal

Located mostly in Brazil, the Pantanal Reserve is the largest tropical wetlands area in the world.  Containing thousands of species of birds, flowers, animals, reptiles, etc it is a thriving center of nature. Many hermits and monks would go into

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Journey Crossroads

This week, a regular visitor to the Retreat will be finishing one leg of her journey in life and moving to another by graduating from both high school as well as junior college.  Academics are a healthy pursuit as are

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