this is the face of the earth as the Creator intended it to look

this is the face of the earth as the Creator intended it to look

Whenever I come to Big Sur, thankfully that’s often, I can’t help but read Henry Miller and Jack Kerouac.  Even if I’m in the middle of ten other things there’s something so certain in me telling me I’ll run into…

The first hour of the first day:  Journal entries from a silent retreat….

The first hour of the first day: Journal entries from a silent retreat….

 Journal entry: New Camaldoli Hermitage, Big Sur, Fall of 2013 | 10 day silent retreat: The chapel bells go off at 5:15 am, the beautiful sound of prayer time at 5:30.  I listen to the bells and notice the darkness and…

Desire is the Devil

Desire is the Devil

Walking on the purple sand of Pheifer Beach,  I noticed an old man building stone pagodas. There are thousands of them in this secret cove, I’ve built a few on my previous visits and from the looks of it so…

As we left the monastery…
Bhante in Big Sur: “our teachings are without any conflict to the teachings of Jesus” | New Camaldoli Hermitage