Saturday, October 25, 2014


This 110ft high ponderosa pine marks the location for seclusion practice. At Cold Springs, on the back of the mountain, away from the monastery, undisturbed by humans, without electronics or cell phone, no reading materials, the only media is a few Japanese sutra books. The annual seclusion for five days includes prayers & mantras, fasting and meditation, and immersion in Nature. For me, this yearly seclusion is absolutely necessary.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Totally Awesome. Just the mere de-scribing the imprints on the senses makes it sound necessary How long of a hike to the area? And there must be tons of places to meditate in seclusion right just like the Dharma King? :) . ~ Alex West Buddha aka TY'TY