May all beings be peaceful.
May all beings be happy.
May all beings be safe.
May all beings be free of suffering.
May all beings be liberated.
May all beings realize their essence and live this fully, completely and utterly!

Friday, October 15, 2010


Virgin of Guadalupe

To understand that all sentient beings possess the foundation for becoming enlightened, you need analytical wisdom. First you need to understand that all of your problems stem from the mind's mistaken view of yourself, of other people, and of all things as existing in and of themselves. When you see that this is a mistake, you realize that you can become enlightened, after which you can extend this realization to all sentient beings; they too can become enlightened. This lays the groundwork for developing the desire to help everyone toward enlightenment.

~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama
(from his book, Becoming Enlightened)

A few images from Alcover, Spain, on our way to the retreat...

Chiara, a new friend in Alcover

Alcover tree being


A few images at the Jardin de Mar retreat centre...

Oranges ripening in the sun

more oranges in the sun

and in the rain!

a new friend at Jardin de Mar

Jasmine flowers in the rain

more oranges in more rain!

Friends on retreat together!

A very beautiful retreat... Thank You to all!


  1. Your blog, especially the photos, are lovely! Chiara and the black kitty are very sweet.

  2. Thank you! I'm enjoying the blogging immensely!
    Chiara IS so sweet and so is the black kitty of Jardin de Mar, who is soon to have babies! ♥