I have to say that right now I am feeling grateful for our outgoing managers, Alex and Pagma, without whom this last year would have been a disaster. Here we are celebrating Pagma a couple of weeks ago. She is off to Washington DC and, man, we will miss her, but if anywhere needs Dharma …
I am also so grateful for our incoming managers, Erica and Kate. A lot of you already know Kate because she has been with our Center for as long as I have, and this is her second reprisal of the role – thank you kind-hearted Bodhisattva warrior (not worrier!)!
On the other hand, Erica doesn’t know many of us yet, so please reach out to welcome her by sending an email to [email protected]
She so generously and bravely flew to us in the middle of a pandemic from Dallas, Texas, where she has been their talented EPC for many years – I can’t tell you how lucky we are that she has agreed to join us. We took Erica out into the mountains the other day … and I can tell she is going to love them.
Too often we pine over the things we haven’t got whilst neglecting the things we have. Counting our blessings is a way to focus on what we’ve got going for us, the green grass right under our noses. I’m hard put to think of a place where the grass is greener than our Rocky Mountains. There is nowhere I’d rather wait out a pandemic ... so add that to our Buddhist TV on demand, and I think we’re doing pretty well.
In December we have a mini retreat introducing meditation for everyone who is stressed, so please tell your family and friends about it (unless they’re already totally relaxed and blissful.