August Tea ’23


From Deborah MN

First time at the library. Quite noisy and distracting. Fun though to join you even late.

From Karima

Thank you soooo much for this beautiful tea time together! Must go.

From Kate

I begin in uncertainty, slowly, my hands remember

From Jean K

Offering, receiving, the bowl kept just enough to remind me it was receiving too, and so I saw the remnants as my offering in return, and I knew it was all one thing.

From Deb N

Tea: humans respectfully sharing in presence

From Kim C

whispering whisks/ brush the tendrils of my heart/ rainy day tea space/ shared warmth of human companions

From William S

Contemplating karamono utsuwa on the Sackler/Freer website / The thousand year old Sung/Yuan pieces seem like clay palimpsests, preserving for an extended moment the wonders of pre-industrial technologies / Fire, clay, human hands, coming together to offer inspiration for us potters forty generations down the time-line…

From Siddiq

What does my heart want? / Cookies in an afterlife? / No. It’s here and now. / Be here now is hard. / Do I really want that now? / There is no payoff.

From Kim C

to give without concern is the greatest gift

A Letter from the Coordinator

Beloved Lama Community, So much has changed for us all in these last few months. Not long ago, residents were deep in retreat for our winter intensives, wondering if the Community Center kitchen project would ever be totally completed, and eagerly awaiting a summer...


Lama has a podcast page on SoundCloud! Listen on SoundCloud Remembering our recently departed Elaine Sutton, as she reads her works just days before passing on into the great unknown. Elaine Karen Sutton, B. 9/16/1949, D....

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What’s New Behind The Scenes…

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