For my 40th birthday I decided to go on a retreat. I chose to try this: Residential Retreat
with Anam Thubten Rinpoche put on locally by Rochester’s Dharmata Meditation Sangha. (Last year I saw Anam at the UU church and bought his book. Excellent read.) I wrote this entries the good old fashioned way — on a pad of paper with a PEN.
1/2 day maybe…
I’m staying in the Sewing Room. I feel a little bad that I’m all by myself, but also feel kinda relieved. I met a nice lady in a wheelchair named Beth. She seems to be taking me under her wing. I have alot of questions for her after this retreat! Luckily, she lives near me. I’ve turned off my phone. No internet or TV. I brought my book of poetry by Rumi (thanks, Irene!). Right now it’s just me and caney. (My cane.)
This place has quite a history! Visit Stillwood Study Center for more info.
The Sewing Room is HUGE. I don’t know what or who uses this place for sewing. There’s also paper & art supplies. Cool.
Looks like I gotta wash & dry ther dishes as my yoga karma duty. Of course, right? (I hate washing dishes!)
I’m ready for a nap & I just got here!
Turns out I know some people here from church. Kinda cool. They are taking good care of me. Even JoEllen put in a good word for me to meet Anam! I don’t know what I’d even say to him.
I must be going to the meditation now.
That was fast! I didn’t know time could fly by so fast! Now it’s time for bed. Lights out & NO MORE TALKING until I leave Sunday!