Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Art of Pilgrimage: Green Gulch Zen Center, September 2012

On the path near Green Gulch
Here are links:
Art of Pilgrimage Photo Set
Art of Pilgrimage Slideshow
Green Gulch Zen Center Photos
Alida's Experience on her Blog: SimplyFlow 

Here is a version of the Zen story that Jeremy told after lunch from the "Book of Serenity"

Zen Teacher Earth Treasury asked the monk Dharma Eye as he was leaving the monastery, "Where are you going?"
Dharma Eye said, "I am going on pilgrimage."
Earth Treasury said, "What is the purpose of pilgrimage?"
Dharma Eye said, "I don't know."
Earth Treasury said, "Not knowing is most intimate."
Dharma Eye was greatly awakened at these words.

Thanks to Jeremy Levie for co-leading this event with me... and to Linda for her gracious assistance throughout the day. Hope to see you next year if not sooner.

I invite you to pause for a moment... and for the next three breaths... I invite you to open your awareness and attend to whatever arises. May we all live "most imtimately."


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Belonging to Earth: Esalen, September 2012

Belonging to the Big Sur

“The wild requires that we learn the terrain, nod to all the plants and animals and birds, ford the streams and cross the ridges and tell a good story when we get back home.”
~ Gary Snyder

I sure hope you are all tellin' good stories about our adventures exploring the inner and outer wilds. Somewhere deep inside there is a seed growing in the fertile ground of knowing our belonging. I look forward to seeing the blossom and fruition of these seeds.

Here are some links:
Fullscreen  Slideshow of Photos
Trees of Big Sur
Articles about the Natural History Big Sur 

Links to group member's sites:
Andrea's: Propeller
Holly's: IODP
Michael Kline
Kathryn's: Kathy Hughes Realty
Send me any additional personal links and I will add to this post.
Wild regards from the Big Sur,