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Floral Notes and Bardo: Yossi’s goodbye party

Faces ’round the fire
yearning for the sun
Singing Sublime at times

Reflecting on the compassion of mosh-pit culture,
the vajra world,
and judgmentalness towards “new-agey” teachers

Extending the snap of the fingers

New moon, so
a million stars
Oh lord — Kumbaya/Namaste

SMC staff, laughing — having made it through the winter
A good gathering
before the volunteers, and summer,
arrive. Yossi’s goodbye party.

— April 7, 2016

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.

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