On the last day of the Bluebunny Retreat 2016, when Lama Dudjom Dorjee was giving us our yearly “Homework” assignment, one of the things he requested was that participants write testimonials. Rosana’s poem is art and self-expression, not a testimonial, but it functions as a splendid testimonial to the retreat.
If you were not able to attend Bluebunny this year, pencil it in for next year – we have the date!
The 2017 Bluebunny Retreat will be held Friday March 10 through Friday, March 17. Join us if you can!
Far from the city, away from the cars, and the noise, and the buildings….
also far from the diapers and cute little faces….
I found a Green Ocean, with a pair of ducks, and hundreds of birds.
Where the sun shares his brightest rays and covers the place with warmth and many, many colors.
It is a pristine, unique territory.
I can run straight and fast with no obstacles around,
I can do cartwheels, and pretend I am a little girl getting dizzy, and feeling ‘I am everywhere!’
I can see a small half moon, and three airplanes fly at once
I can talk to my friends, and play with water on my head
In my mind, in this scenery, it is all good!
This is my family.
This place is my home-
Begining with the leaves that get stuck in my clothes and hair when I lay flat in the grass smelling purity and freshness, peace and harmony, having the sun sing to me in silence.
….to all the spiders, ants and bugs that crawl into my red picnic blanket to get some food from my plate.
….to all the Kids like me, that come from all backgrounds, faiths and lifestyles.
All different ages, colors and sizes.
When I am here the time stops.
These days have been heaven.
My belly has tasted heaven.
My body has been in heaven.
I am here to learn, to transform, to make a metamorphosis of my body, and my speech, and my mind.
To make lifelong commitments,
To make an offering of all of me, to all beings for their benefit.
This is just the Beginning.
Because I am just a beginner…