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Monastic Bonfire

On Tuesday evening, a group of the monks had a bonfire down at the area known as “Maria Laach.” Down the hill past the soccer field, there is an island with a fire pit on it and a nice grotto to Our Lady. 26 more words

Daily Life

Monkeying Around at Swayambhunath

One of my favourite places in Kathmandu is the Swayambhunath Temple. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Swayambhunath is a Tibetan Buddhist site of worship atop a substantial hill in the Kathmandu Valley, and is well known for its resident holy monkeys. 707 more words


A photograph and a haiku

Two monks sit serene

And still, by the water’s edge

Looking at themselves

Profound and tranquil, free from complexity, uncompounded luminous clarity, beyond the mind of conceptual ideas; this is the depth of the mind of the Victorious Ones. 29 more words

Buddhist Quote

For Whom and Where Do We Search?

It all depends upon how we answer this question:  “Whom are we searching for?”  If we look for the Risen Lord in the tombs we will not find him.   29 more words

St. Procopius Abbey

The Easter Experience: Our Ability to Rise

On April 11 through 13, I spent the weekend with the Unity chaplains on a retreat at St. Leo Abbey in Dade City, Florida. We spent three days there deepening our practice of prayer and compassionate listening, and getting to know one another in a sacred and peaceful environment. 819 more words