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Black Caps*

Their canes are left over from last year, in spring new ones emerge, both catch my clothes when I get close. They leaf out and eventually flower, then the berries start to form: tiny whitish-green at first, then some pink … Continue reading

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On Line Retreat May 16-22 (Covid-19.5)

“Safer at Home” in Covid-19 times is an opportunity for meditative retreat. “Distancing” becomes space for inner work and “isolation” becomes spiritual solitude, as encouraged in the Buddha’s teachings. Santikaro’s scheduled retreats in March, May, and June have been adapted … Continue reading

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New Leadership (Covid-19.4)

Wise words from Amita Schmidt, a dear friend: You might wonder after a pandemic, “Who is going to lead?” A president? The millennials?  Wise elders? Philanthropists? Corporations? Criminals? Instead of “who,” wonder “what?” What in me is going to lead? … Continue reading

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New Audio (Covid-19.3)

During a recent Home-Online retreat with friends of Dharma Zephyr (Nevada) certain talks spoke directly to important aspects of our Covid-19 situation. Perhaps you’ll hear something of practical benefit. You can access through Kevala Retreat’s new Audio Library. Subscribers to … Continue reading

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Dhammic Safe Harbor (Covid-19.2)

“Retreating to safe harbor” is a theme Ajahn Buddhad?sa employed to caution against mindless progress. Careening forward out of habit is never wise. There are many times when we must pause and take stock. He borrowed the term from Southern … Continue reading

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