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Floral Notes and Bardo: In a Trance, in Slushy Kisses

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

1606965_10154263909095154_2100377528113425384_nTravis 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: Follow Travis on twitter: @travisnewbill