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…

Bhante in Big Sur: “our teachings are without any conflict to the teachings of Jesus” | New Camaldoli Hermitage
Right Speech:  Is what I’m saying worth dying for?
Creating space for nothing to happen.
Fire rages within me

Fire rages within me

I hiked into a freshly burned Redwood forest that’s perched on the cliff’s in Big Sur. I was much further than I should have gone.. but I’d been silent for days in retreat at New Camaldoli Monastery and the lack…