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Writing Exercise

From a prompt:

Write about what you do to feel clean.

While everyone was praying at the common hall, I sneaked my way out of the retreat venue and immersed myself in the maze of vines. 133 more words

Lax Poetic

"Is this Hell or Enlightenment?": Ten Days of Silence in Pecatonica, Illinois Continued

The following will be my attempt to summarize my ten days of silence at the Vipassana Center in Illinois.  If you want to get the gist on what Vipassana is before you read it (which I would recommend), check out… 2,599 more words


Afterthought #47 – Silence and Poetry

Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen ends her two-year term on February 1. One of her reflections about her experience is a lovely follow-up to my post earlier this month about the… 136 more words


~ Resfeber ~

The restless race of the traveller’s heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together; a ‘travel fever’ that can manifest as an illness…

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Silent Retreat

Forty Hours of Silence

Last weekend found me again at the Quaker Silent Retreat I’ve attended almost every January since 1992. And, as usual, it was muddy and rainy at the forested… 949 more words


The Daily Grind

  1. That awkward moment when you’re the only person at the Apple Store- that pantheon of the new and high tech – who is reading a book.
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Lauren Bringle

The Silent Retreat Beckons.

Well this is the day before I head off to a 10 day silent retreat, the one I was going to train for by meditating for at least 10 minutes a day. 280 more words