What awakens my curiosity and wonder, what stirs my heart and mind, what moves me to deep silence.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I'm leaving this afternoon for a three-day retreat (sesshin) with Boundless Way Zen at Alyson's Orchard in Walpole, New Hampshire. Our meditation hall (zendo) is their event center atop a hill surrounded by apple trees and a small duck pond outback. Weather expected to be warm over the weekend. Back Sunday afternoon.
I'm an Episcopal priest, currently serving as a hospice chaplain and Vicar of St. Nicholas Church in Scarborough. I'm also a long-time practitioner of meditation and contemplative prayer. Among my avocations is the study of 19th Century American History with a particular focus on death and the Civil War.
My life-partner is Sukie Curtis, an artist, writer, blogger, and woman of infinite grace and wisdom. We have two extraordinary, lovely daughters, Rebekah and Anna. We live a stone's throw from Casco Bay on the southwest coast of Maine. Photo Credit: Painting by Sukie Curtis