Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Buddha And The Silver Moonbeam

I needed a good meditation, so I went to seek refuge in Buddha, at the Shambhala Mountain Center.

It is said that those who gaze at The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya see the body of the Buddha. When their thoughts are stopped by its power and beauty, they experience the mind of the Buddha. That moment of direct insight, no matter how brief, is the gateway to enlightenment.

Up high in the Rocky mountains of northern Colorado, the retreat center sits among wildflower meadows, ponderosa pine trees and aspen groves. Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds flutter and fly along side you as you walk the path to the Great Stupa, like they're leading the way.

Once inside the room, I sit and stare at the statue for a long time. I do some sitting yoga moves.

I breathe. I meditate. I pray.


My mind has been heavy these days, but when I left that room, I felt a calmness, clarity and compassion. I asked for that. I was enlightened. You can ask the Great Stupa to be wish fulfilling. May it be the antidote to all the sicknesses in the world such as disease and cancer.

And take care of all the animals.


My trailer was cozy, nestled in the aspens. Every time I step inside, it's the same scent. A sweet vintage and old wood smell. It makes me smile and hum. This shiny old trailer had the typical name, Silver Bullet. But, after spending the afternoon at the Shambhala, I really felt it deserved a better name. After all, I don't want my dwelling to have any reference to guns or Coors beer.

Welcome to the Silver Moonbeam.








  1. Oh goodness I would love to go to this retreat. Buddhism fascinates me and I've been wanting to learn more and more about it.

  2. dang. i did not know you lived so close to a shambhala meditation center.
    i'm totally envious. totally.

    but i love you. totally.

  3. I love the new Christening!
    I've been soul-searching too... about the time I found the gift of the snakeskin in my yard, the symbol once again became clear.
    My path is different from the Bdudah much the same in truth and purpose. Love you sis.

  4. I wanna know about this moonbeam- did you tuck it away in the woods- hide it for yourself- keep it there? DO you own the land and this is the house you gave it?
    Please share :)

  5. ahhhhh
    The Silver MoonBeam....perfection!
    So glad you took the time for yourself friend
    such a good thing to give ourselves, especially when we are facing those things that challenge us...gonna shoot you an email♥

    love and light

  6. What a great name...what a lovely experience...it is tough living in this world as a person who feels, doesn't it...great to see you (psss-who drew the animal on the rocks? : )...I thought it was you) xoxo