Today, I had the privilege of witnessing a ceremony welcoming a beloved and respected Dhamma teacher to a retreat center’s counsel. She eloquently expressed the connection between slavery, colonialism, and the exploitation of land, how this same land can heal us, invite us into belonging and connection beyond personal wealth, status, and ignorance.
As photographs were shared of the land around the retreat center, one picture spoke louder than the rest.
she calls to you…
how will you answer?
I am not sure how I will answer, and hope to visit Vallecitos soon. For now, I take refuge in the Earth holding me so I can hold others.
This heart is strong.