"I am deeply grateful for the community the Garden of Friends has provided and to you as the keeper of this Garden. 
I attend whenever I can and often will do so at the detriment of other responsibilities. The benefits and warmth it brings to my heart far outweighing the benefits of whatever it is that I am putting aside...


Meet like-hearted human beings,
dedicated to peace of mind in daily living.

Currently we are meeting

Monday, Wednesday and Friday
7:00-9:00 AM (California time

at Zoom.GardenOfFriends.com

Feel welcome to join us
(maybe even just for a few minutes, when you can).

Feel encouraged to dissolve questions and doubts via Holger@GardenOfFriends.com
and consider email updates.

It is about allowing inner space for love, happiness, intelligence to arise naturally. Feel free to join us even when you feel under the weather, frustrated, hopeless, boring... 

Thank you Judith, for coining the term "Garden Of Friends".
I speak when I feel compelled to share to benefit others or to ask questions which have not dissolved of their own accord. Stories are fun and can be entertaining but the real value lies deeper in the heart of this community. 
The Buddha tells us to take refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. These three jewels are present in each and every garden of friends session."

"I never felt better being in silence, than with you guys ❤️"

"Of all the things that are beyond my power, I value nothing more highly than to be allowed the honor of entering into bonds of friendship with people who sincerely love truth. For, of things beyond our power, I believe there is nothing in the world which we can love with tranquility except such people.”

Baruch Spinoza

This garden is growing wild

with friends of varied

color, shape and size

Each unique in expression

likened to a flower,

stretching toward a common sun

While they appear separate,

a deeper connection exists where

unseen roots meet and intertwine

None are trying to be

or forcing growth,

flowering happens

Winter looms,

colors fade,

form collapses

Fear is abolished

in knowing existence delights

to discover and meet itself again

Spring comes,

vibrancy returns,

friendships blossom

Thank you Walter for your poetry ❤️