Monthly Archives: June 2010

Yoga and Sacrifice (Big Sur retreat)

The Hermitage known as “New Camaldoli” is on the Big Sur coast just south of Lucia, on the way to Hearst Castle. The Hermitage is very different from the Castle, which is a tourist attraction that exhibits fragments of Medieval … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin (China) & Monchanin (India)

Ursula King is an outstanding theologian and one of the best scholars to study the thought and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a French Jesuit and paleontologist, who lived for many years in China. Teilhard de Chardin wrote about … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Body and Blood

(The following is a meditation I shared with friends gathered today in our monastery; we were celebrating a feast that some Christian calendars call “The Body and Blood of Christ.”) I have had a persistent thought of Einstein’s saying about … Continue reading

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Books about the Ashram

When I write “the Ashram” I always mean Saccidananda Ashram, also called Shantivanam, in Tamil Nadu, Karur District, not far from the large village (small town) of Kulittalai opposite Musiri, on the sacred river Kaveri (the river is also spelled … Continue reading

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