May our practice and our lives be dedicated to the momentum of awakening for all, including ourselves.
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The world was made to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.


anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive

is too small for you.

~David Whyte

from “Sweet Darkness,” The House of Belonging

For information about retreats, please visit the upcoming retreats page before emailing retreat managers listed for each retreat.

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Updates, links, invitations to radio talks, photos:
Jaya's quiet stream of links to radical music, thinkers, cooks, ecologists, artists, and sometimes her own fresh poetry and podcast links.
Jaya's blog on the Dharma of being "children of life," as parents, children, grandparents, communities-- in an aging, birthing, weaning, mourning, evolving, cellular family of life.

About email, Jaya says: "I usually do not have time and internet connection enough to respond to emails, but I do try to read them all."

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