To praise the sun is to praise your own eyes.
Praise, the ocean. What we say, a little ship.

So—the sea-journey continues and who knows where?
Just to be held by the ocean is the best luck
we could have.

Coffee Meditation

This never would have been allowed at the center or in any formal meditation hall I have ever visited, but in my own home it was a no-brainer. Bring the coffee to the cushion — or was it bring the cushion to the coffee?

Asparagus Goat Cheese Spring Galette

We had a lot of fun developing this Spring Galette recipe. We looked up a ton of recipes to see the general technique before landing on an approach that fits with our style of cooking.

Spotlight on Free Food Volunteer

Our Free Food volunteer Margot shares her experience of volunteering at our sit-down restaurant for the homeless and those in need, as well as the profound impact it had on her.

Fear and Fire

A year later, March 2021, we found ourselves at a neighboring property lighting the ground around a large stand of Douglas Fir trees. This idea that we could start a fire to make ourselves safer was so foreign but made perfect sense.

A Window into the Jail Monastery

After picking up the garden crew from their housing unit, I remind them that Sheriff Kendall begins his beekeeping class for them today. They are energized by this sense of purpose, learning a new skill and bonding as a team in the care of these bees.