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Inner Peace

Peace begins within. The outward expression of tranquility is often marred by the inner warring of souls and dreams, making even the most serene of ponds ripple from underneath. Thrashing like a serpent, this outpouring of pain, suffering and anguish

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Posted in Musings

Cloud Mountain Retreat

Cloud Mountain Retreat is a non-sectarian Buddhist center located in southwest Washington. Situated on 15 acres of wooded land approximately 60 miles north of Portland Oregon, Cloud Mountain was conceived and built with the goal of providing groups and individuals

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Posted in Locations

Spring 2014

Spring has come to the Retreat, with all of it’s glorious wind and night/day temperature changes. Fortunately, none of this stops the caretakers from trimming trees, placing plants back outside and cleaning the outside like busy bees. The spider plants

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Posted in Gardening and Nature, Informaitional

Oshima Japan

Oshima or Ojima is a small pine covered island in the Matshushima prefecture in Japan.  Once a meditation retreat for Zen (Chen) Buddhist Monks, it is now a walking tourist destination.  It is accessible by a walking bridge from the

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A Tale of Two Views

As the week comes to an end and I look back over the last year or so, I notice that the combination of Haiku, travels, and such seems to be lacking something.  While contemplating on this, I realized that if

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Posted in Informaitional, Koans, Musings

Yuèyá Quán

Yuèyá Quán or Crescent Lake is an oasis in the Gobi desert some 3-4 miles from Dunhuang in Western China.  The Crescent Lake Oasis fulfills the water needs of a small population of farmers and residents.  Home to one of

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Ha Long Bay

Hạ Long bay in North Vietnam is a wonder to behold.  Consisting of thousands of islets and limestone karsts, the bays and inlets of Descending Dragon Bay has been marked by the country of Vietnam and UNESCO as a natural wonder. 

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Maheshwar Madhya Pradesh

Often, the small temples and grottos go unnoticed in the web of faith.  These local and often frequently visited temples serve an important purpose, serving fisherman and farmer alike.  Because of their common roots, there are times when books and

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Personal Retreats

This week’s Retreat highlight is less a specific place and more an ideal.  The Retreat started as a small garden getaway in my life, someplace to rest, relax, and recuperate along with friends and family.  While I would have loved

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Elan Mudrow

The Ridges of Intertextuallity

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like thalassic velvet

Social Health

Insights on the Power of Social Bonds

agirlforaboi

A place to appreciate a femme's love for bois...

Musings of PuppyDoc

Poetry & Medicine

Yas Niger

Witty Written Works

Daily (w)rite

A DAILY RITUAL OF WRITING

Healthy, healed and whole

The writings of Andrea Tyrrell

A Thousand Haiku

...one haiku at a time.

DoubleU = W

WITHIN ARE PIECES OF ME

50 Shades of me

DARK BLUE

Reject Reality

The world as I see it, according to myself.

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Poetry | Fiction | Visual Art

kelzbelzphotography

My journey - The good, bad and the ugly

Storyshucker

A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

Dixi

Alis volat propriis

Melinda Foshat

Poetry, Prose, Photography

RED GLADIOLA

Fiction & Poetry Journal of T. Wong

California Bonsai Art

............ Live from the Bonsai Bunker

Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

The Whole Circle Project

A Commentary on Social Sustainability

Dream, Play, Write!

Today, make a commitment to your writing.

Michael Hagedorn

Crataegus Bonsai

Indiana Bonsai

Learning Bonsai in the Hoosier state

smilecalm

Life through mindful media

ALONG AN OLD FENCEROW

haiku and other experiments in verse

O at the Edges

Musings on poetry, language, perception, numbers, food, and anything else that slips through the cracks.

myrainbowtravel

The blog of a french storyteller, a polish photography lover and a world adventurer, Christina Czubak.

The Art of Bonsai

New England Bonsai Gardens

Street of Dreams

A literary blog of poet, playwright and essayist Rachael Stanford

Some call it red

My words are ornamental.

Bonsai advice

Bonsai WordPress.com site

Capital Bonsai

The personal bonsai blog of Aarin Packard, Assistant Curator of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

Logical Quotes

Logical and Inspirational quotes

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society

celebrating Japanese traditions in English-language haiku

Petals Unfolding

~From My Heart to Your Heart~

Pamela Sukhum Weblog

For complete works, go to www.InfiniteVisionArt.com

The School of Contemporary Mysticism

One Self traveling many pathways. One Being expressing many lives.

Writing and Works

Poetry & Prose by Carol J Forrester

Ian Stewart Black

Modern master of classical poetry

The Charge of The Light Brigade

The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced

Tŷ Celf

Celebrating Creativity in Cardiff

Line Of The Week

Miscellaneous Utterings From Best Friends