Category Archives: What’s New at Sweetwater

Hello Spring!

bees came for honey flowers giggled as they undressed themselves for the taking the sun smiled – the second birth from the sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur Sprig arrived riding the Pineapple Express this year 🙂 This “atmospheric river” is … Continue reading

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The cookbook project

Sweetwater Sanctuary cookbook project While we continue to host small groups of volunteers on the land as is possible, we notice that often subtle, yet powerful moments of sangha connection occur over shared meals after a hard day’s work. From … Continue reading

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A Natural Unfolding

After the land shakes, stirs, burns and slides, all that appears is a dry ash dispersing. Yet even the barren gradually reveals a most vibrant new growth… softer, more delicate and tender. At first seldom, and like how the fires … Continue reading

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Ode to the Earth Dog

Lo Sar Bzang! (Happy New Year) The year of the earth dog is inviting us to feel our ground as we build a strong foundation for Sweetwater Sanctuary’s next manifestation. As we practice together to find our balance for the … Continue reading

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New Year – New Beginnings

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end” – Seneca Happy New Year! We welcomed 2018 with a healthy dose of karma yoga practice this month. Between the 7.25″ of rain that have fallen so far, thirteen yogis and … Continue reading

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Living mandala

“This mandala, this sacred universe, which is who we are, is always ready to fall apart. This realization – knowing that there is no singular self in each of us, and instead we are this complex, beautiful, living mandala – … Continue reading

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Dreamers

*The following is a guest post from Karma Yogi Alysha Graham (Ashland, OR) following her visit in October, 2017. Thank you Alysha!  I fell in love with Sweetwater before I arrived.  The intense raw beauty that is Big Sur was … Continue reading

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Not too tight, not too loose

“Nirvana is not some kind of beautiful, celestial garden filled with peaches and mangoes, a place where everybody is walking around with beautiful halos. It is not a place where everyone is in a constant state of bliss. It’s not … Continue reading

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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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