Thank you for visiting our blog and for being a part of our adventure!
After ten years of monastic training in the depths of the Ventana Wilderness, far far away from some of the luxuries of the modern world (like indoor plumbing, sleeping in and cloud computing), we find ourselves emerging into the vast world to reflect on our life of ceremony, practice and renunciation. Many of the questions that led us to the monastery in the first place are still fully alive: What is it to wake up? Who am I? What is it to engage in experience and not turn away? And new questions have surfaced as well: How has ten years of monastic life changed my life? Who am I apart from all the forms and tradition and position and projection? What is my inmost request NOW? What’s next?
What ‘s next indeed?
Our intention is to share our stories, photos, and practice with you over the course of our travels through India and Southeast Asia over the next year. We value your feedback and hope to be able to post frequently. Our trip begins on September 23rd when we drive out from Tassajara to the airport and fly from San Francisco to Bangkok, and then to India and beyond.
There is much for us to do between now and then (like figuring out how to run a blog, without being able to do any of it from Tassajara!) Please be patient with us as we muddle our way through unfamiliar technologies. Any support we receive in this incredible transition would be highly appreciated!