Category Archives: American Pilgrimage

Web diary of my journey across the United States in search of spirituality.

American Pilgrimage #37

Continued from American Pilgrimage #32 (On my experiences at Deer Park Monastery, People of Colour Retreat, 2016). Sunday August 7 was  the last day of the People of Color Retreat, and my last day in the United States. It was also … Continue reading

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American Pilgrimage #36

Continued from American Pilgrimage #32 (On my experiences at Deer Park Monastery, People of Colour Retreat, 2016). On Day 4 we hiked up a mountain. We did this on the last retreat, in 2014. This was the day I met my 78 … Continue reading

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American Pilgrimage #35

Continued from American Pilgrimage #32 (On my experience at Deer Park Monastery, People of Colour Retreat, 2016). Day 2 began with a walk. All 250 of us headed up the hillside at dawn, stopping in front of a large statue of … Continue reading

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American Pilgrimage #34

Continued from American Pilgrimage #32 (On my experience at Deer Park Monastery, People of Colour Retreat, 2016). On the afternoon of Day 1, I had a long talk with a friend about a piece I’d read  by Ronald A. Kuyenda about … Continue reading

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American Pilgrimage #33

continued from American Pilgrimage #32 I hadn’t slept that first night at Deer Park Monastery and was awake at 4.30, though meditation only began at 6. I didn’t care. I needed to meditate. It was a problem I’d had last time: amidst all … Continue reading

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