While gazing out the window from the toilet outside the Pushpa meditation hall, I witnessed the season’s first lil’ slushy bits of snow coming down. Then standing outside in a trance for a long moment, just now — all knowledge was washed out by the stark simplicity of the falling.
I wish we would have all dropped our tasks entirely to stand outside together and witness: mystery. So playful with its wet little slush-kisses.
— October 22, 2015
Floral Notes and Bardo: The Creative Chronicles of a Shambhala Mountain Resident is a regular feature on the SMC blog in which a member of our staff/community shares his experience of living as part of Shambhala Mountain Center.
About the Author
Travis Newbill is a writer, musician, and aspirant on the path of meditation. He currently resides at Shambhala Mountain Center, where he serves in the roles of Marketing Associate and Shambhala Guide — a preliminary teaching position. Check out: travisnewbill.com Follow Travis on twitter: @travisnewbill