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Montana Open Way Sanghas Spring Family Retreat, 2016

02 May

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We just had our annual Montana Open Way Sanghas spring family retreat up on the Flathead Lake in Lakeside, Montana. It was our biggest retreat yet, with 56 adults and 26 kids (aged 2-14). For my retreat summary post this time around I’ll just share some of my favorite photos and also something I wrote in my journal early one morning.

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At daybreak
the sky alights,
this is its true nature

Songbirds begin to sing
when the darkness of night
begins to fade,
this is their true nature

The water in the lake is sometimes still and smooth,
sometimes turbulent and choppy,
this is its true nature

The moon is always there dangling in the sky
but we cannot always see it,
this is its true nature

Some flowers open in the sun
and close in the evening,
this is their true nature

A fire crackles and burns
needing fuel to keep it going,
this is its true nature

Mountains appear fixed and solid
but are always in flux,
shifting and changing,
this is their true nature

We are interwoven with everything else,
this is our true nature

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