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Happy Winter Solstice

To greet you today, I’m offering you some links as gifts. For the meaning of the lighting the darkness at Solstice, read Susan J. Tweit’s Community of the Land’s post on how Luminarias light the night. I agree…nothing like rows on rows of luminarias and the smell of pinon under the startling clarity of a […]

Simple Solstice Smudging Sticks—Going into the darkness with scents (& sense)

Yesterday the main retreat ended as Sogyal Rinpoche urged us to integrate the beautiful teachings on Wisdom and Compassion into our lives and the three-day extension begins as the weather turns nippier, darker, and a tad stormy with clouds over the vast expanse of Clear Lake. Yesterday, too, I slipped away to visit a dear […]