I’m back from the Druid Gorsedd at Pema Osel Ling, a Buddhist retreat about an hour south of San Jose, California. It was a wonderful experience on so many levels, most of which I’ll talk about and some of which I can’t.
I met sixty-something OBOD Bards, Ovates, Druids and friends. I had a small part in the main Lughnasadh ritual, a larger part in the Ovate initiation ceremony, and a supporting role in the Bardic initiation ceremony. To my shock, I was invited to be on the panel discussion on Druid Spiritual Practice. And along with the only other person there who had begun the Druid level studies but hadn’t yet completed them, I was given a Druid grade initiation (it was simple, effective, and very insightful – and that’s all I’m going to say about it).
Much, much more later this week.