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Zen in Hakalau: Akiko’s Prayers

Wondrous Prayer We live in modesty and simplicity, palms together, head bowed in gratitude, giving thanks for each inhale and each exhale. We settle deeply, surrendering our bones and our being to the earth, grounded deeply in our precious Hawaii.

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Posted in Environment, Grace, I BLOG, Peace, Spiritulaity, Sustainability, Uncategorized

Zen: Buddhist B & B in Hakalau

No TV. Limited Wi-Fi. No cell phone coverage unless you walk down the road to find a hot spot. Silence from 6.30 p.m. to 6.30 a.m. No microwave. No shoes in the house: a sunny yellow and white relic of

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Posted in Big Island, Coqui Frogs, Environment, Hamakua, Hawaiian Values, I BLOG, Listening, Mochi-pounding, Seniors, Sustainability, Uncategorized

Of Soft Hearts and Open Minds

Perhaps this is what an evening of “contemplative rhythm” feels like. The evening’s events had nothing to do with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) directly. But its spirit called to mind the words of Franciscan Sr. Pat Farrell,

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Posted in I BLOG, LGBT Families, Nuns, Uncategorized

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