to be lost in silence

“What if our religion was each other
If our practice was our life
If prayer, our words

What if the temple was the Earth
If forests were our church
If holy water-the rivers, lakes, and oceans

What if meditation was our relationships
If the teacher was life
If wisdom was self-knowledge
If love was the center of our being.”

-Ganga White 1998

This poem was sent to me by the people who organize the yoga & meditation retreat in which I am part-taking this weekend. The retreat will be in a Buddhist temple and most of the weekend we will be silent, although there will be chanting with the Buddhist monks.

I will of course let you all know how this experience in the Chinese Buddhist temple was.

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