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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Ricard on the hermit

“The Hermit” is a short blog entry by the celebrated Buddhist writer/photographer Matthieu Ricard, offering basic advice to all who recognize the need (occasional or otherwise) for solitude: For someone who remains in the freshness of mindfulness of the present moment, time does not take on the heaviness of days spent in distraction, but the […]

ITAR-TASS on Old believers

An up-to-date video (1:46) and text report titled “Modern hermits: Russian Old believers restore settlement in West Siberia” on the present status of Russia’s Old believers. From the report: 3,500 kilometers from Moscow, the Altay Region lies in the magnificent Altay Mountains, the land where Russia, Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan come together. It’s a destination […]

Reclusive “Willowman”

The Huffington Post offers an article titled “On The Grounds Of Floriade, The Willowman Lives In His Art” about the reclusive artist of willow: Tucked into a thick forest amidst the grounds of Floriade, an international horticulture festival held in Holland once every 10 years, is a village of enormous nests and caves made from […]