Thomas Carlyle once wrote, “In silence, great things fashion themselves.” I wonder what ideas, thoughts, or discoveries are being shaped as 55 Buddhists are spending 8 days in silence at Rolling Ridge? I spent time living with Quakers at Pendle Hill , learning how to befriend silence (if is harder than it looks), but many of my staff are wondering about this week. Not talking for that long, oh my.
I like to think of all the prayer and meditation seeping into the walls of this retreat center and leaving a blessing for those who come next. Just as all the camp youth from the 60′s to the turn of the century left laughter and joy in the walls and halls, now we add silence and prayer. This old estate has heard lots and we are delighted for all the traditions that find a welcome here, each adding to the environment. Tell me what you experience on your next visit to Rolling Ridge. Listen.