Honoring Our Ancestors, Sunday, November 1, 2020 10-11:30am EST

Many cultures throughout the world see this time of year as one to connect with our ancestors. On Sunday November 1, 2020 we invite you to practice flower watering of an ancestor of your choosing. Flower watering is a Buddhist practice of recognizing the beautiful qualities of a person and the positive energy they have transmitted to you.

To participate email us for the secure zoom link. We ask that you have present a representation/symbol of your chosen ancestor. The representation/symbol may be in the form of a picture or an item that reminds you of your ancestor (a paintbrush, a cup of soil, a clipping of your hair). We will each have time to share and participate in watering the flower of our ancestor.

“Breathing in, I see all my ancestors in me: my mineral ancestors, plant ancestors, mammal ancestors, and human ancestors. My ancestors are always present, alive in every cell of my body, and I play a part in their immortality.”
~ Thay

Let Go- Guided Deep Relaxation Session with Mary Mullaney 5:30-6:30pm EST, Friday October 23, 2020.

Email for the zoom link to enjoy a guided total body deep relaxation on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 5:30-6:30 pm EST. Get cozy, comfortable and tune in.

Creating Water for Seeds of Self Care, Saturday October 24th & 31st at 12pm EST.

Creating Water for Seeds of Self Care, Saturday October 24th & 31st at 12pm EST.

Enjoy an hour of sign making and while listening to Buddhist Chanting. Increase your consumption of positive messages in your home. One easy way to water seeds of self care is to make signs encouraging engagement in caring acts. Together we will create signs that water seeds of self care and loving kindness. This art session will be an hour long and we encourage friends in the practice to share their creations. Email us for the zoom link.

Supplies:
* Paper
* Pens/markers/pencils/colored pencils/paints – really any art supplies you enjoy!

Happy Continuation Day Thay!

Dear Thay Dear Community,
We are sending love from Barre Vermont on this lovely fall afternoon. Your teachings have touched us all in ways beyond words, ways that evolve our hearts and free our minds. We are so grateful to be on this Earth during your manifestation. This afternoon we enjoyed walking meditation with an intent to forgive and love those whom we have difficulties.
In loving presence, 
Cultivating Peace Vermont & Friends

Walking Meditation Oct 11, 2020

Hello Dear Friends
We hope you will come walk with us to celebrate Thay’s continuation day, this Sunday for walking meditation up at the Barre Town Bike Path @ 1 pm. We invite you to walk with the intention of planting seeds of healing through forgiveness. Bring the name of a person (or this could be healing for the self) that you would like to increase your love and compassion.

Walking Meditation

Welcome Transformation

October 11, 2020

Walking Meditation

Walking to forgive and love those whom we have difficulties

“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. To celebrate Thầy’s “continuation day” on October 11th, we are inviting all of Thầy’s hundreds of thousands of students to practice walking meditation, and to forgive and love those with whom they have difficulties. This is a beautiful way to continue Thầy in the world, and nourish his spirit while he is still with us. May the energy of the Bodhisattva of Great Compassion continue to embrace our Teacher, our community, and all those who face difficult moments during this time.”
– The Monks and Nuns of Plum Village 

Join us as we engage in walking meditation on the Barre Town Bike Path Sunday October 11th from 1-2:30pm. We will meet at the Barre Town Elementary & Middle School Bike Path entrance promptly at 1pm. In preparation for the walk we invite you to contemplate someone (this may be yourself) you would like to forgive and/or love someone whom you have difficulties. We encourage you to write down your intention to forgive/love and bring it with you on the walk. Midway through the walk we will enjoy moments to pause, acknowledge our intentions, and welcome the mindfulness bell into our practice.

Dharma Book Discussion Group

Dharma Book Discussion Group is Full

October 10th – Nov 28th, 2020
Dharma Book Discussion Group

We invite you to participate in an online Dharma Book Practice and Discussion Group. Together we will explore the teachings and practices of healing the inner child over the course of eight weeks. Reconciliation: healing the inner child by Thich Nhat Hanh will guide us through meditation practices to support healing the child within. This group is a practice group and participants will experience and learn techniques to heal and nurture their inner child. This is not a therapy group or place to process trauma. This group will promote practices of cultivating peace.

To register email: cultivatingpeacevermont@gmail.com