The first week of the Fur Peace Ranch here in San Diego was really wonderful. Stefan Grossman was stellar as always, and I wasn’t too bad myself. The news from home in Southeast Ohio was that a heat wave had come in. It was almost thirty degrees.
Here in San Diego after campers headed home to their corner of the world Vanessa, Izze, John Hurlbut and I headed up to Encinitas to the beautiful seat of the Self Realization Fellowship which was founded by the Parahamansa Yogananda back in the 20’s.
It was peaceful to be in that beautiful setting with family!
One is encouraged not to speak in the meditation gardens… but there are many things to take you mind away from self.
After some time at the center, we walked down to Swami Beach. West Coast beaches have a quality all their own… a sort of a dark wild sensibility…
You stand at the edge of the Pacific and know that the next stop is Hawaii if you’re lucky and the Far East after that.
East Coast beaches never look like this… but they’re warmer.
A kid at the beach is like a wild mustang running free. I actually have a memory of that…
A wonderful way to spend the day… that’s for sure!