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Seasons

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 Last week sangha members Alysha (Oregon) and John (Colorado) joined us on the land for several days of karma yoga practice. … Continue reading

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Stealth Bodhisattvas

“So Don’t expect applause, don’t expect scorn, don’t expect anything except the unexpected, because that is always what happens even when you expected it…” – Norman Fischer on the practice of Lojong. This month we’re particularly reflecting on the kindness, … Continue reading

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Intention

“All activities should be done with one intention” – from the practice of Lojong There’s nothing like a challenging project to put to the test all of our practice around how we meet situations in our lives with the intention … Continue reading

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For the love of sangha

“How wonderful it will be when all beings experience each other as limbs on the one body of life” – Shantideva Several karma yogis brought their enthusiastic practice to lovingly care for the land. As we continue to mitigate for … Continue reading

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Presence

“Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon day sun” – our neighborhood friend Charlie Cascio channeling Rudyard Kipling 😉 Saturday it reached 100 degrees in the shade at midday, so we did some chores in the early … Continue reading

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Practicing Patience – Part Two

“Whichever of the two occurs, be patient” – Atisha (from the practice of Lojong) Per our last post, we’ve spent the last month digesting the news of various road blocks and repairs as well as rebuilding delays that could take … Continue reading

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Practicing Patience

“…transform all mishaps into the path of the bodhi” – Atisha (980-1052 CE), excerpt from the practice of Lojong. As the grasses turn gold and summer begins to manifest on the mountain, we feel a gentle invitation to grow forward. … Continue reading

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Accept and Keep Open Your Heart

Sweetwater How magical it is Flaming lips kiss the land Without destroyed entirely but gave you a shock When you think the thunderstorms were over A flood just like monsters visited here without invitation or notice Rushing from the sky … Continue reading

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Sowing seeds

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir Our friend Bodhi (South Korean sangha member) joined us for a wonderful visit full of peaceful communion with … Continue reading

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Becoming

As spring continues its spectacular unfolding on the mountain, the collaborative dance of the elements taking new form wakes us up again and again to our powerful interrelationship. Where once the manzanita grew so thick and tall, a wave of … Continue reading

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