Retreat at Mountain Lamp April 2-9

“On retreat, the varied thrush sings us awake and tree-frogs sing us to sleep. The wind whistles through the cedars. Tender shoots unfurl new green growth. We touch the golden stillness of each unfolding moment, and the peace of the ancient inheritance arises within.”

Mountain Lamp Community is a rural practice center located on 115 acres of meadow, lake and forest lands nestled in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains about 45 minutes east of Bellingham, near Deming.  It is a place of serenity and refuge which embraces the path of an engaged Buddhist practice in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and Diamond Sangha tradition of Robert Aitken, Roshi.  We offer day events, group and individual retreats and hold a year-round daily practice schedule.  Mountain Lamp Community is a place of refuge for those wishing to live in mindfulness and peace.

Call to Action: People’s Climate Prayer

The international Plum Village Community is coming together to support the upcoming Paris Climate Summit (COP21).

Please see the invitation for Climate Action from Plum Village for a list of suggested actions. Most of these actions are suggested for between November 30 and Dec 11.

One of the five actions is to participate in a Climate Change March this Sunday, Nov 29. The link for the Global Climate March in Calgary is here.

Mountain Lamp Upcoming Events

Here are some upcoming events at Mountain Lamp (rural practice center located in Northern Washington):
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  • October 16-18: Zazenkai at Mountain Lamp
  • November 7 Community gathering to recite the 14 Mindfulness Trainings at 5pm followed by potluck supper.
  • December 12: Day of Quiet Practice from 10am-5pm will include dharma talk by Eileen, personal interviews, walking, sitting and working practice (potluck lunch)