Vajrapani Institute is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains. Care for the earth and all its creatures is one of its core practices, to the extent that the members try as much as possible to avoid killing even insects. This is where I spent the weekend, sitting in silence, listening to the birds, showering among the trees, and just having a moment to breath.
I love taking pictures, so on the last day of the retreat, I snapped a few to share with you. But so as not to lose the theme of this blog, let’s make a little contest. To the person who can identify a large mass of plastic hidden within one of these photos, I’ll send a copy of Sierra Club’s book, Seven Wonders for a Cool Planet: Everyday Things to Help Solve Global Warming. It’s a nifty little book that Sierra Club sent me to review. But after reading it, I’d rather just pass it along and see what you think.
Next week, I’ll reveal the winner and also discuss the ramifications of this type of plastic and its use. But for now, just enjoy. You can click on each photo to see a larger version.