Category Archives: What’s New at Sweetwater

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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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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