Archive for September, 2015

The Monastery

September 12th, 2015

It’s been 20 years since I attended my first retreat up at Mt. Calvary in Santa Barbara, and it seems like yesterday that I ventured up there by myself not knowing what to expect. Twenty years later it’s a place of unconditional love and acceptance that has been a touchstone for these two decades as I survived my 30’s and plowed through my 40’s. Now that I’m in this new decade of life, the essence of these retreats continues to teach me how to unwind and relax in the company of others also on a healing path. The gratitude for the monastery, the monks (especially Brother Will) and the rest of the pilgrims on this journey is immeasurable.