Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Walk on the Wild Side: Esalen, May 2013

Walking on the Wild Side of the Big Sur

Photo Links:
Photo Set
Joan's Photo Set

Other related links:
Among the Wonderful (Stacy's website and more) 
Ojai Foundation (where Adam works)
Isabel's website
Charlie's website
Gesine's website
Michael's Hike
Judi's website
John Muir: Nature's Visionary by Gretel Ehrlich 

Poem from our last session:
What to Remember When Waking by David Whyte

Gratitude to all of you who made the journey to walk on the wild side... may you saunter reverently and joyfully wherever you may be.

John Muir on Hiking
"Hiking - I don't like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains - not hike! Do you know the origin of that word 'saunter?' It's a beautiful word. Away back in the Middle Ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going, they would reply, "A la sainte terre,' 'To the Holy Land.' And so they became known as sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not 'hike' through them."
~ John Muir, quoted by Albert Palmer in A Parable of Sauntering

Wildly,

Steven

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Nature of Zen: Tassajara, May 2013

Tassajara Han: Wake Up!

Here are links of possible interest:
Photo Set of Group
Photo Set of Group as Slideshow
Photo Set of Tassajara as Slideshow

Requested additional links:
In Blackwater Woods by Mary Oliver (Steve read this to our group)
Sleeping in the Forest by Mary Oliver (Steve read this in the zendo)
Support Tassajara Zen Mountain Center
Meditation Timer (iPhone & Android)
iThou Meditation: Virtual Group

I feel profound gratitude for each of you that made the pilgrimage into Tassajara, Tjarn, Myogen Steve St├╝cky, Tassajara, and the wilds of the Santa Lucia Mountains.

Two claps, Deep bow,

Steven

For more of what I am up to this year: Workshops & Retreats