Milarepa hosted 75 teachers from around the country on three consecutive Wednesdays in July. A continuing education program hosted by St Johnsbury Academy offers a variety of local activities for participants and a visit to Milarepa Center is one of the most popular! Participants attended a talk followed by refreshments and conversation.
On June 29th Milarepa Center hosted its second benefit dinner at the Peacham Cafe. The event was so successful and we were so slammed there was no time to even take a picture! After serving more than 55 people we ran out of food entirely and had to turn people away. Keep an eye on our Calendar page for our next benefit, tentatively scheduled for Sept 28th
We had a very relaxing day of meditation with Martha Tack on May 13th. Martha led the group in various types of breathing, analytical and visualization meditations followed by some easy stretching. It felt great to disengage, breath and stretch. Thank you Martha!
We had a fantastic retreat day on April 15th with Kendall. The day provided a delicious sampler of daily Mahayana Mindfulness meditations to do when on the cushion or off. Walking meditations done while contemplating taking and giving, mind being the creator of all, and all causative phenomena being like a star, a cloud or a drop of dew were interspersed with wonderfully rich teachings on bodhichitta, the 12 links and emptiness. Hopefully this was only the first of many more retreats with kendall.
Until a few days ago the snow had been touch and go this winter, falling a few inches at a time with no huge accumulation. That’s all changing now. 2 ft and counting!