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The Journey Thus Far

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I see now that at the heart of my spiritual journey has been the desire to learn how to be, to learn how to live in the present, and to be present.  And in doing…

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JOURNEY TO KONA

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What goes on in the mind of a “haole” from the (U.S.) “Deep South” who hears the “call of the Islands” but has no idea how he’s going to make his dream come true?  Here’s…

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KAUA’I’s DRAMATIC COASTLINE

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Belonging

In Orthodox monasticism one engages in the discipline of discipleship by apprenticing oneself to an experienced Elder.  That Elder shows by example, teaches by words and reflects the disciple back to himself.  Discipleship is an authentic relationship; one in which … Continue reading

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Chickens

Some years ago I spent two weeks by myself on the island of Kauaʻi, renting a small, two-room cottage that I have not affectionately dubbed the Cockroach Hotel!  Every day I killed 2 or 3 of them, some big enough … Continue reading

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Guestmasters of Hawaiʻi

For 18 of the 23 years that I was in my monastery I was the Guestmaster; the monk tasked with attending to all visitors to the monastery.  Some visitors came on a personal and spiritual pilgrimage.  Some came because of … Continue reading

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The Journey of Names

Lately, I have been pondering: “How do we know who we are?”  Some of our knowledge about ourselves comes from our own adventures and misadventures but I suspect that there is more to knowing ourselves than strictly what we bring … Continue reading

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