Cultivating Peace Vermont (Cultivating Peace) is a Vermont-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in September 2020 by two practitioners of engaged Buddhism and mindfulness meditation as taught by Thich Nhat Hanh. Cultivating Peace formed in response to a world of increasing polarization, unrest, materialism and violence. Over the past year, Cultivating Peace has brought people together through online and in-person meetings to practice meditation, deep listening and creative arts. Our work has included dharma book groups, days of mindfulness, community ceremony, and art sessions aimed at increasing internal peace and community connection.
One of our main efforts in the coming year is the performance of a ceremonial musical Earth Keepers, which highlights the connection between Earth and humans. Check out our page about Earth Keepers for more information.
Cultivating Peace is currently seeking support in the form of sponsorships or grants.
Give sponsorship or grant support for Earth Keepers today online at Cultivating Peace Vermont. Simply scroll down to the bottom of the Home page and enter your donation via paypal. Once we hear from you, we will email a receipt and collect additional information regarding sponsorship.
Send a check payable to Cultivating Peace Vermont and mail to PO Box 78, South Barre, Vermont 05670. Please specify your sponsorship interest and contact information.
Engage in a Grass Roots community theater project: Earth Keepers! Earth Keepers is a ceremonial musical highlighting the connection between Earth and humans and the cost of war. To start, we will create colorful cardboard props for the play over two Saturdays with the option of meeting regularly throughout the winter. We are excited to meet in the beautiful First Church Barre, Universalist, Saturday Oct 16th and 23rd from 11:30am- 1pm.
Vaccination and Masks are required to participate. Email Ginger at email@example.com for more information or to confirm your participation. Space is limited. Sponsored by Cultivating Peace Vermont
Please understand there are risks of injury or damage associated with this activity. By participating, you voluntarily assume all such risks and you waive any liability of First Church Barre Universalist and Cultivating Peace Vermont as to any and all claims or injury that might arise from participation.
“We invite you practice and share about caring for Mother Earth, in particular how we can listen to ourselves, our loved ones, and the Earth. Continuing Thay’s legacy through our own mindfulness is the most powerful gift we can offer. We know that what nourishes and sustains Thầy’s spirit the most, is to hear all the ways that his students, both lay and monastic, all over the world, are continuing to put his teachings into practice in their daily life and in society. “ – The Monks and Nuns of Plum Village
Join us as we engage in walking meditation on the Barre Town Bike Path Sunday October 10th at 3pm. We will meet at the Barre Town Elementary & Middle School Bike Path entrance promptly at 3pm. All beings welcome. Instruction, movement, bells of mindfulness and sharing of Earth Contemplations we will offered.
We invite you to participate in an online Dharma Book Practice and Discussion Group. Together we will explore the teachings and practices in the book Healing Resistance By Kazu Haga over the course of eight weeks.
We invite you to participate in an online Dharma Book Practice and Discussion Group. Together we will explore the teachings and practices in the book The World We Have by Thich Nhat Hanh over the course of four weeks.
We hope to enjoy walking meditation with you this evening on the Montpelier bike path, meeting near the Montpelier High School near Bailey Ave. Warm, cozy clothing and snow/ice appropriate footwear to support a pleasant walk. We may adjust the route slightly dependent on the temperature.
If you are unable to join us please consider completing an Earth Peace Treaty Commitment
Are you following the Chauvin Trial? Experiencing the pain of current events? We are, and we are here for you. Join us as we listen to an interview with Dharma Teacher Valerie Brown on Racial Justice/Skillful Action for a Path Forward. After the interview a community discussion will follow with affinity groups.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and receive zoom link.
We want to celebrate Earth Day with you! Join us for a walking meditation on Thursday April 22nd at 5:30 pm. We will meet on the Montpelier Bike Path next to Montpelier High School and enjoy walking meditation to the Peace Park.
Walking meditation is a wonderful way to care for our Mother Earth. Our gentle mindful footsteps lovingly touch the Earth and connect us. Together we will enjoy walking meditation to the Peace Park, listen to a Thich Nhat Hanh Earth Contemplation, and then conclude with offering a vow/intention to our Mother Earth.
For a brief overview of walking meditation click here.
Contact us with any questions. May we walk with you on April 22nd at 5:30 pm.
We invite you to participate in an online Dharma Book Practice and Discussion Group. Together we will explore the teachings and practices in the book The 7 laws of enough: Cultivating a life of sustainable abundance over the course of seven weeks. The 7 laws of enough, by Gina LaRoche and Jennifer Cohen, will guide us through reflective practices to support sustainable abundance.