My focus has been renewed, and I seem to be away from blogging more and more during my current cycle – which is very healthy and supportive for me! Times always change and so maybe I will be back again to blogging when it is most beneficial.
While my spirituality is owned by no one particular teacher or set of teachings, I follow many wise persons who have come before me, as well as my inner guidance.
About a decade ago I began meditating with a group in a different state, on another coast. It was my home then, and sat for years with this group. I also sit alone and regularly meditate, with or without family, and sometimes it just so happens unplanned meditation with classmates while in different locations: serendipity, yes.
Since then I’ve been making my life on the opposite coast, and settling happened, and day of mindfulness and schedules converged, so as to enjoy a meaningful and in-depth experience at Deer Park Monastery.
The last time the “main monk” and founder was present there, I was outside suffering from back injury. I’m happy to report that I’m much improved!
I only hope that one day Thay will be in the same place at the same time, once more! I believe Thay is still recovering in Thailand. He established Deer Park Monastery and a satellite 🛰 meditation sangha , and now this. Many beautiful monks and mindfully kind people dwell and can be found sitting and eating peacefully.
Here are some pictures! May your day/days be filled with peacefulness and gratitude…
17 thoughts on “A day of mindfulness”
Looks like a lovely and peaceful place ❤
Yes, really is. Enjoying your fairyland sharings! When I can visit, I do… England 🏴 I miss it. The silent eye mystery school seems right up my alley. So glad you could experience some of Deer Park Monastery through these images.
It would be wonderful to meet you in England for one of their workshops 🙂
I’d really enjoy this!! 🙂
Beautiful pictures! Indeed there is a sweet balance between spending time nourishing ourselves and making blog posts of our heartfelt words. I too have decreased the frequency of my posts.
Thank you! I haven’t been visiting other blogs as much as I used to. I’ve needed to focus my energy while still wanting to share when I feel guided to. I am with the flow 💗🌸 really enjoying our resonance btw!
My pleasure. It is lovely to be in the flow and yes the resonance too.
🙂 🙂 🙂
This is hitting home for me! Thanks for sharing such serenity, wisdom and beauty. xx
How wonderful! Thank you for letting me know 🙂 I’m so, so glad you can enjoy this!
Ka, your pictures take my breath away as always x
Hah! I hope they then give ‘your breath’ back 🙂✌️Love you Shey thank you
a wonderfully calm expression
of Deer Park’s beauty.
happy to touch it
here with you, Ka!
i’ll be going back
for a retreat in the fall 🙂
So glad that you can experience Deer Park again and again! 🙂
What peaceful and lovely shots.
Thanks so much for the great feedback Fi 🙂 Happy day to you, always…. 🙂