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October 13th 2010
Published: October 13th 2010
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at Sprit Rock in marin
Trinity and Michael spent a sunny October of travel to Northern California hot springs and meditation centers. We met up in Woodacre, CA across the road from Spirit Rock. We spent a week there biking and hiking and basking in Marin's liberal affluence, followed by a leisurely trip picnicking up the Sonoma and Mendocino coasts, which brought us to the modest Orr Hot Springs under the Redwoods for a few days of reflection and soaking. After that, a visit to Abhayagiri Thai Forest Monastery, and back to Marin for a week as guests at Green Gulch Zen Center and Farm--a highlight of gardening, kitchenwork, beaches and saunas with shiny happy Buddhists! But wait--! More hot springs to come, three nights at Harbin (dome camping and marimba dancing!) and back down to the Bay for a stay at the SF Zen City Center: pavement pounding, wheeling through the Asian art museum, and shopping for the ultimate in forest nymph eyelashes. A grand life on the road.

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hanging loose...hanging loose...
hanging loose...

even on the mainland
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mindfulness bell

at Green Gulch Farm and Zendo
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pruned art

at Green Gulch
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sunny October day

at Muir beach

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