Earth Keepers! July 30 1:15 & 5:30 PM EST

Hello Friends! 

The time has come, the Earth Keepers performances are this weekend! Come, enjoy a live performance or tune in via our live stream hosted by ORCA Media! 

Live Performances: Saturday July 30, 1:15 & 5:30 Shows on State House Lawn
Live stream is available through ORCA Media Youtube channel Saturday July 30 at 5:30 EST.

Have you or a loved one been impacted by war? Participate in our Circle of Care at the Earth Keepers musical to ease suffering.
What is a circle of care? A sacred space that will be set up with flowers, an inflatable Earth and bowls of water. This is a space dedicated to those who have suffered from the impact of war. Anyone is invited to write names of people impacted by war on a piece of dissolving paper and offer it to a water bowl. As it disappears we invite the wounds of our ancestors to evaporate and find freedom in the flow of water. 

**If you are unable to attend in person and want to send us name(s) to add to the Circle of Care please email us.

We hope to see you this weekend and thank you for supporting the arts! 
In Kindness,
Ginger Cloud
Treasurer Cultivating Peace Vermont

Welcome Summer!

Dear Friends,

We want to personally invite you to our Earth Keepers Musical July 30, performances at 1:15pm and 5:30pm on the State House Lawn in Montpelier VT. Below is a teaser of one of the nine songs in the participatory 45 minute mindfulness based musical. The performances will be available in person and via livestream through ORCA Media!

Cedar Song from the Earth Keepers Musical

Sunday, June 26th, at 9:45am Mary will be leading our monthly virtual meditation circle. Community meditation is an essential part of nurturing our collective practice. We can easily get discouraged if our meditation practice is done in isolation. When we practice together our meditation and understanding of the dharma blooms like a flower.

This fall we plan to offer an extended dharma book discussion group that will be ongoing throughout the winter and into spring. We are excited to announce our next book will be Old Path White Clouds, Walking in the footsteps of the Buddha by our beloved teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.

In love with our Mother Earth,

Mary, Ginger, Cathy, & Jayne

Cultivating Peace Vermont BOD

Together We Create Peace

Dear Friends on the Path,

We want to invite you to upcoming activities with Cultivating Peace Vermont.

Mondays in May, 12-noon, in-person walking meditation at the State House in Montpelier.

Monday, May 2nd & May 23rd, 7pm Virtual Guided Deep Relaxation

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88502040049?pwd=ZzBDSzhpKzFaVi9DZkxFdXY1LzZUdz09

Meeting ID: 885 0204 0049
Passcode: 117275

Sunday, May 22nd, 9:45am Virtual Community Sangha
Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 822 3451 8957
Passcode: 849666

Open Casting Call for Earth Keepers
Earth Keepers is a meditation in song and verse on humans inter-relationship with Earth, intended to be performed outdoors with audience participation.

Email CultivatingPeaceVermont@gmail.com to schedule an audition. Rehearsals are Sundays 1-3pm, in Berlin VT with performances scheduled for Saturday July 30th at the State House Lawn in Montpelier. Live stream will be available via ORCA Media.

We have openings for four singers.

In Kindness & Connection,

Cultivating Peace Vermont

Monday Mindful Walking for Peace

We invite you to engage in walking meditation with us to ease suffering and cultivate peace on Mondays at noon, meeting at the State House walkway in Montpelier. Please enjoy this video of Thay sharing on the importance and power of mindful walking together.

Virtual Monthly Sangha

Monthly sangha gathering in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh will  begin on March 27th from 9:45am for Recitation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings to 12 noon.  For those interested in the recitation, please be present on zoom at  9:45;  for all others please join us online by 10am. We will continue to meet on the fourth Sunday of every month; hopefully in the future, we will meet on a bi-weekly basis. 

Our time together will include silent and guided meditation, walking meditation, brief instruction on meditation practice when needed, dharma study and sharing, and group introductions while enjoying a hot beverage. This format may change seasonally to accommodate other practices. 

Participants are encouraged to stay for the duration; however feel free to leave at any time throughout the morning.  Leaving your camera on, while on zoom is greatly appreciated. Any donation, however small, is always welcomed. 

Sign up ahead of time so that I can forward the reading material, is also greatly appreciated.  With an open heart, I look forward to our virtual gathering on the 27th. Mary Mullaney, President, Cultivating Peace Vermont

Earth Keepers- Casting Call

In all efforts to protect the safety of those auditioning on Saturday March 12th for Earth Keepers, we have decided to shift from in person to virtual auditions on Saturday, due to the pending snow storm.
Casting Call, 12-3pm. Email to register and receive a secure zoom link and time slot.

Casting singing roles (2 songs are solos otherwise the rest of the songs are group) , and 1 spoken word role. This musical consists of 10 ceremonial chants combine with story to create a sacred participatory experience.
To register Email us or complete this online registration form. Please come prepared to sing a chant/song of your choice, solo or group audition welcome.

Earth Keepers is a 45 minute ceremonial musical that highlights the connection between Earth and humans and the costs of war.

Do you love to sing and harmonize? Are you able to tap into kotodama – spirit of the word? If so we want you to join our cast of sacred singers!

Weekly rehearsals start in April and performances will happen last weekend of July and mid August 2022!

Video by Anthony Marques

Guided Deep Relaxations

For the next couple months we will be offering Guided Deep Relaxations every first and third Mondays of the month.

Topic: Guided Deep Relaxation
Time: Mar 7, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every first and Third Monday, until Apr 18, 2022
Mar 7, 2022 07:00 PM
Mar 21, 2022 07:00 PM
Apr 4, 2022 07:00 PM
Apr 18, 2022 07:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 845 3386 6054
Passcode: 473182

Zen and The Art Of Saving The Planet

Zen and The Art of Saving The Planet by Thich Nhat Hanh online dharma book group starts Saturday, March 12th 9am-10:15. Email to register for this eight week dharma book group today!

We encourage you to shop at your local book store if possible.

Wonderful interview with Sister True Dedication on Zen and The Art of Saving the Planet

Guided Deep Relaxation

Guided Deep Relaxation Meditation Monday Feb 21st at 7pm.

Topic: Guided Deep Relaxation
Time: Feb 21, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88357406047?pwd=T2Jiem1QS0lpK1h3Vm5TVzRiQ2pTUT09

Meeting ID: 883 5740 6047
Passcode: 680426

Welcoming a New Year!

Dear Community,

May this email warm your heart on this winter afternoon.  Since Cultivating Peace Vermont incorporated in September of 2020 we have hosted 26 community events, including six dharma book groups, mindful walking events, deep relaxation sessions, art sessions and community ceremonies. We invite you to participate in mindfulness activities with us in 2022!

This summer we will bring to life a 45 minute ceremonial musical, Earth Keepers. Earth Keepers creates a sacred space to mindfully explore the connection between humans and the Earth and the costs of war.  We anticipate live and virtual summer performances of Earth Keepers and want your help closing our funding gap. We deeply value the time and commitment of the artists that will come together to make this production a success and are raising funds to offer them a modest stipend.  Visit our Earth Keepers page to make a tax-deductible donation today!

In mid March we will have our second dharma book group of this year and we encourage you to sign up early as these groups fill up fast. We will be reading our beloved teacher’s book Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet by Thich Nhat Hanh. Be on the lookout for our registration announcement.

Get ready to step outside of the normal conversation of what it means to care for this Earth and each other!

In Connection,

Ginger Cloud

Treasurer

Cultivating Peace Vermont