Jonathan Foust

September 20, 2009

Buddha on the Beach

Filed under: Dharma, Nature, Photography — jonathanfoust @ 12:12 pm
Relax, open the senses and hang out here long enough and something happens.

Open the senses, hang out here for a while ... and something happens.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

– Lao Tzu

I’m back from a daylong retreat we called “Buddha on the Beach:  Meditation in Nature”.

We alternated between gathering together in our room at the Biden Environmental Center and wandering on our own in the woods, dunes and beaches of Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware exploring the two fundamentals of meditation:  Deep Relaxation and Paying Attention.

Retreats are for me a sacred balance of ‘being alone together.’  At the end of the day we sat in meditation then shared an insight from the day.  As we went around the circle I was touched at how an environment of caring community and natural beauty  fosters such inner balance and joy.

The Insight Meditation Community of Lewes is a wonderful little sangha by the sea.  When you’re in town and would like to connect with wonderful folks, look them up.

Thank you all for your wonderful hospitality.


1 Comment »

  1. Blessed is our little Sangha by the Sea; a priceless refuge with caring souls, timeless beauty, and wonderful spiritual guides who help show us the way. Thank you, Jonathan.

    Comment by John — September 28, 2009 @ 9:49 pm

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