I  created a new running route last week, heading north and west through Phinney and Greenwood. It was then that I chanced upon the Sakya Monastery, on the corner of 1st and 83rd. It rises like warm sunshine in a tranquil, leafy neighborhood. I returned this morning to take a few photos of this Buddhist monastery, for it made me consider my themes of Safety and Security and their sisters, Serenity and Peace.

I am feeling frustrated as I desire time to write and reflect, but must now dash off to work.  But I will return to share how I was introduced to the works Vietnamese Buddhist philosopher Thich Nhat Hanh.