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Camino de Crestone: The start of an inter-faith pilgrimage

Camino de Crestone: The start of an inter-faith pilgrimage

While several of the many spiritual centers at the foot of the sacred Sangres de Cristo Mountains in the Crestone/Baca area have been in place for more than 25 years, 2013 is the inaugural year for the Camino de Crestone.  The great pilgrimages of the earth—in India, Japan, Spain and England—are now joined by the […]

Quietude: Two Crestone voices on quiet

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Quietude: Two Crestone voices on quiet

by Gussie Fauntleroy Lee Temple: The healing power of quiet There are several powerful, interrelated aspects to the experience of living in a very quiet place, Lee Temple believes. And together they can create a positive feedback loop that leads to personal and global healing. Temple, a thoughtful 54-year-old retired architect, educator and musician—now a […]

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Quietude —A Natural Treasure

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Quietude —A Natural Treasure

by Vince & Mary Palermo Recently, as we were sitting in the Hazlerig House listening to a piece of music by Arvo Part, Vince was reminded of a question asked Mozart about what is the difference between an ordinary music performance and a good performance?  His answer was, “It’s the space between the notes.”  In […]

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Quietude: Sophia Dixon Dillo: Art that emerges from spaciousness & quiet

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Quietude: Sophia Dixon Dillo: Art that emerges from spaciousness & quiet

by Gussie Fauntleroy The vast quiet of the San Luis Valley, for those who absorb and take on its rhythms, offers multiple gifts beyond the physical serenity that brings repose to the nervous system and soul. Among them: the freedom and space to step outside of, and live removed from, the frenetic, media-fed stimulation of […]

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Quietude: The value of quiet retreat

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Quietude: The value of quiet retreat

by Gussie Fauntleroy Opportunities for quiet retreat are extremely rich in Crestone, even without setting time aside for days or months in a secluded cabin. Compared with the rush and clamor of a city, just being in the quiet of the Valley can be restorative and create openings for personal spiritual insight. But when we […]

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Quietude: Quiet in the Great Sand Dunes

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Quietude: Quiet in the Great Sand Dunes

by Gussie Fauntleroy On extremely dry, warm, windy days at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, a particular set of conditions causes the sand itself to emit a haunting, low-pitched sound. Not the whistling of wind over sand, but a sustained low frequency groaning, like that of a cello. Fred Bunch, resource management […]

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Quietude: A space apart– Six days of solitude

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Quietude: A space apart– Six days of solitude

by Gussie Fauntleroy …The birds have vanished into the sky/ and now the last clouds drain away/ We sit together, the mountain and me/ until only the mountain remains. ~ Li Po (8th-century Chinese poet) I’ve had an image in my mind, a fantasy I return to from time to time of a place where […]

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Quietude Silence: Our true home An interview with Sharon Landrith

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Quietude Silence: Our true home An interview with Sharon Landrith

by Gussie Fauntleroy When I hear something that feels profoundly true, it resonates within me as if I’m an instrument tuned to the same key as that specific expression of truth. Someone else is tuned to a different key and rings with a different form of the same essential truth. Yet beneath the diverse outward […]

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