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April 15, 2014

M is for…

…monastery.  Technically St. Andrew’s is an abbey—the main difference is that an abbey is sort of a grownup monastery—but that’s neither here nor there. 597 more words


Impressions of a Silent Retreat

No words.  Just sounds.  Of Nature.

No hay palabras.  Solo sonidos.  De la Naturaleza.

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El Festival Internacional de Cine Fantástico de Madrid cierra el plazo de inscripción de su II Edición con más de 1000 obras recibidas.

Con más de 600 cortometrajes y cerca de 450 largometrajes recibidos de todos los rincones del mundo (Estados Unidos, Canada, Irán, Corea del Sur, Japón, China, Filipinas, Irán, Rusia, Reino Unido, Francia, Bélgica, Alemania, Países Bajos, Chile, Argentina, Honduras, Nueva Zelanda, entre otros), la segunda edición del Festival Internacional de Cine Fantástico de Madrid, 752 more words


How a day of silence surprised me

I thought that a day without communicating with anyone  would open the floodgates. I anticipated a wave of grief, sadness about all the things I’d lost and had once loved. 486 more words


Silent Reporter

By day 5 I was ready to run for the hills literally. I was ok with the 330am rise, no talking and sitting still, but averaging 10 hours of meditation a day was just too much for me to handle. 179 more words


Seven Quick Takes Friday No. 44


I know, I’m a little late with this today. This week has sort of been taken over by rehab and new habits (thank you power sheets!) and all that stuff–which means not a whole lot of blogging. 297 more words

Reflection on a 10-day retreat

Our dear Rita recently completed her second 10-day silent retreat (“sesshin”) at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Oregon. She writes:

“Last year, midway through the first one, I became so distracted, all I could do was sit on the cushion and let my ‘monkey mind’ take full flight. 212 more words

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