The Desert Sanctuary

Be Where You Are – Be Who You Are – Be at Peace

See More Information from Alana below:Greetings, and happy New Year!My name is Alana Levandoski, and I composed the music to this Tennyson poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, published in 1850. It is from a requiem entitled In Memoriam, written for his sister’s fiancé, who died very suddenly that year.  I am a song and chant writer who has …

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“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving.  When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means for escape”  Anonymous We are currently experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic.  It has required us to practice what is known as social distancing.  Americans seems to resist any …

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Two of my best friends happen to be contemplative — Sharon Viatori and Kathy Leach.  I am so glad they were willing to talk with me about what it means to be a contemplative companion.  What is it about these ancient practices that find their way into the present. Take a breath – breath in, …

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Beau Hoffman and I keep running into each other on various social media sites.  He is an attorney and recently has gone through some transformations in his faith.  The result is a deep concern for expressing the love of God to others. I think you will enjoy our conversation — and I think I have …

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