Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Temple in the mist


A few pics from my weekend retreat on Banks Peninsula. . . 




















14 comments:

  1. Looks beautiful, Claire--whereabouts on Banks Peninsula is it?

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  2. I love the orange glow in that tiny square - and the promise of it brightening as the darkness deepens around it. px

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  3. Beautiful. I could use a place like this to unwrinkle the Washington DC kinks :-)

    Dean
    Http://leftcoastguy.com

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  4. Hi Helen - this small temple is up on Long Bay Road, overlooking Akaroa harbour. There's a wonderful labyrinth to walk, too, with views that take your breath away.

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  5. Rach - one of the places you'll want to visit when the time comes. . . ? I'd love to take you there - kayaking on the harbour before or after? xo

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  6. Angella, this is a deeply anchored and peaceful place, the temple a haven in all-weathers, and most especially in a storm. xo

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  7. PamelaMM, I love that glow, too - the saturation of it, and - as you say - its comforting promise of brightening as the darkness deepens around it. xo

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  8. Hi Dean - welcome to this small corner of the world - 'tis always good to find a new pair of shoes on the mat. . .
    Take care - and good luck with unwrinkling the kinks. All tips welcome! Claire

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  9. I would love that. The time will come someday - especially with that harbor and the promise of a kayak trip ;) it will give me something to dream about.
    Xo

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  10. claire, do you know anything about that sculpture, what i call the "peace marker"? we have one here, too...i will photograph it for you :)

    safe and wondrous travels for you in your artwork and in your heart in the weeks ahead, claire.
    xoxo
    susan

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  11. Hi Susan - such a slow response to your question and comment, sorry. Slowness seems to be my new pace.

    The Peace Marker in this pic is one of two on this Meditation Temple site that carry the message 'May Peace Prevail On Earth'. The words are inscribed in Maori, Japanese, English, Norwegian, Zulu and three others (they elude me in the moment), the intention being that all countries of the world - N S E & W are represented and kept in mind there.

    I would love to see a pic of the one you have near home?

    Thanks for your wishes for heart and work - both need a combination of quiet succour, deep rest and, too, re-invigorating. Love to you in Maine where I trust all is well post-Irene. You, Melissa, Melissa, Mim, Rachel, Angella and other East Coasters dear to me have been much in mind. xo

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  12. Rach - keep dreaming those dreams xo

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