Retreat Reflection by Doug Lien

A Spiritual Gathering

Seeking connections, a sangha family
Is drawn to the Driftless area of the state
Where in the history of the planet, mankind
Has often come for understanding and solace.
In a short span of time away from the busyness of life,
The gathering found a way to peace and understanding.
An early morning sunrise infused the faces of those present
With a glow that only the natural world can bring.
Among the silent and word-filled interactions,
All were connected to a basic truth.
Despite all our differences, everyone has the same soul.
Through teaching, and music all souls were touched
With a sometimes wordless sense of purpose
To always bring love.

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