26 Feb
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On the Path

Our retreat schedule followed the standard format of alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, but the teachers also strongly encouraged us to take at least one sitting-plus-walking period each day to go out into the desert (the ranch is right next to a state park), or to hike the beautiful trail on the ranch itself, which leads up the mountain, between the rocks and prickly pear, through the mesquite, and the “shin-daggers” and pine.

This is me, heading out.










This is the state park.








This is me, after the walk.










Then conditions changed…










And the cactus was covered in snow!



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  • […] already started training. Sort of. That 40-minute hike up and around the hills at the retreat outside of Tucson was my “official” start. […]