Hello Dear Readers,
I am back at the Tibetan Meditation Center in Maryland. Just taking a short break, enjoying good company with friends and the lamas up here – Khenpo Tsultrim and Lama Rigdzin. They are very generous – they are treating me like an honored guest. Of course I am happy to offer them bodywork and chip in around the center or helping to clean up the kitchen. I think they enjoy having visitors (obviously!).
If you feel like visiting the TMC site (or making a donation), click here for the TMC link.
Stupa in the Mist.
Teachings on Green Tara today. Green Tara practice tomorrow, visiting with friends. Then on Monday the plan is to go to a nearby state park that has a lake for a picnic and swimming. [As an aside… This will be even more special for me because the local swimming lake near me couldn’t hire enough life guards and had to close. So it is chlorinated swimming pools or a long drive to a different lake for summer-time swimming.]
Here are some pictures from this first day: (it was rainy and foggy all morning, making for a magical, fairy-tale-like setting around the center.)
It is a three-hour drive from Charlottesville to Frederick, Maryland, and then another 20 – 30 mins up the small mountain to the Dharma Center. A relatively easy trek to encounter precious teachings and teachers.
I love the lush (very green) woods around here. Because it is up on the hill, it seems to get more rain than down in Frederick.
This is the Amitabha statue that was recently consecrated in June. Helping all sentient beings have easy transitions at the time of death (hopefully)!
Thanks for visiting!