All posts tagged: Elephant Journal

Floral Notes and Bardo: Blobs of Impossible Tar and Joy

By Travis Newbill 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 existing as part of Shambhala Mountain Center. The appearance of muddy terrain — my toes have been squishing around, and there seems to be broken glass and blobs of impossible tar and joy mixed in. It’s been a “glitchy” few days.  That’s Heather’s word. Technology on the fritz, wave-like moods, trouble concentrating, odd dreams, surprise interruptions of all sorts.  Me thinks that Dön Season is upon us! I’ve been doing alright, rolling with it.  Trying to keep my mouth shut when it may well spew forth subtle toxins. On another note — such a nice note, series of notes — art has been arising all over the place.  Conversations with artist friends, spontaneous jams, piano music pouring out into the hallway in the lodge.  And, I’ve blocked off some time in the morning to get into some music. Last night, while Heather …

WATCH: Elephant Journal’s “Walk the Talk Show” Features SMC’s Michael Gayner

  Yesterday, Elephant Journal’s “Walk the Talk Show,” hosted by  Waylon Lewis, featured SMC Executive Director Michael Gayner.  In lively and huge-hearted conversation, the two longtime friends touched on some deep points about SMC life, land and vision. For those who missed the live broadcast, or would like to watch it again, we offer the recording below. May it inspire you on this final day of 2013!