Life at SMC

Floral Notes and Bardo: Unlimited Cupcakes

We got our first real snow the other day–driving back from town in the dark was quite edgy — and bathroom season (toilet, sink, and shower in my place of residence) is right around the corner.

Molly’s 30th birthday celebration at Druk Dzong–a great group of people and fancy bottles of alcohol.  Heather at a table with tween Adreanna and Demitrio tallying up the ballots from the SMC election day polls.  Questions like: What should we name the koi fish in the greenhouse? What is the best date idea at SMC (hike up to Stupa, PB&J for dessert, check email together in breezeway)?  I ought to just post a photo of the ballot.

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Awake in the World event “launched” and it seems to be going well.  A bunch of us went down to Fort Collins to watch the kick-off live broadcast and then celebrated at the pub afterwards.  Then, crazy snow on the way home and Erik did a great job driving.  Crazy.

My computer shit the bed, I got new glasses, I’m going to see Trey next week, I’m wondering if this is interesting at all to read, and I am going to stop writing now.

— November 6, 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 handles the SMC Blog, and other marketing tasks. He also gives tours of the Great Stupa and is empowered as a Shambhala Guide — a preliminary teaching position.  Check out: Follow Travis on twitter: @travisnewbill