Tag Archives: Paiute

Contemplative Cows

“What the Power of the Slowing taught me is what the Source of All constantly yearns for: that each one of us will know without doubt that we are loved, and that we are intimately, irrevocably part of the endless … Continue reading

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Remembering Manzanar

“All things whatsoever which deserve to be dreaded and revered for the extraordinary and preeminent powers which they possess are called the Kami.” Norinaga (18th Century Shinto Scholar) “There’s a belief that people die twice. Once, when you die, and … Continue reading

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Bread of Heaven, Pan del Cielo

“But a tree is what you make of it, and once, much was made of the pinyon.” Ronald Lanner, The Pinon Pine. In the shadows of the landmark El Tovar Hotel, at the very edge of the Grand Canyon, clusters … Continue reading

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Finding Your True Self in the Desert

“The desert has a deep personality. It has a voice; and God speaks through its personality and voice. Great elders in all ages…have sought the desert and heard its voice.” Letter to the Student Body of Deep Springs College, President … Continue reading

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Solitude and Silence in Cottonwood Canyon

“The desert empties you…it is not a place wherein you can decide how you want to grow and change, but is a place that you undergo, expose yourself to, and have the courage to face. The idea is not so … Continue reading

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Encounters with Native American Spirituality

“I never felt alone or afraid up there in the hills. The hummah-hah stories described the conversations coyotes, crows and buzzards used to have with human beings. I was fascinated with the notion that long ago humans and animals used … Continue reading

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