Monthly Open House: Wisdom of the Heart

with Madge Rossinoff

September 4th

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    Through shamatha meditation, which means calm abiding, we can connect with our natural compassion and wisdom.  Seeing ourselves as innately connected to the natural world, brings relief from the anxiety of not knowing who we are or where we belong. 

    Meditation instruction will be offered, followed by a short talk and discussion. Tea and snacks will also be offered.

    Madge Rossinoff began her life-long study of Shambhala Buddhism in 1975, with the renowned Buddhist meditation master, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.  Since his passing, she has been a student of his son and lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Madge teaches meditation, leads Shambhala Training programs, and is currently the Director of Culture and Decorum for the Shambhala Meditation Center in St. Johnsbury. 

    Her focus as a practitioner is to train in meditation and contemplation, by using ordinary experience as a way to wake up, cultivate appreciation, and connect with the warmth and compassion that is our inherent nature; to explore the energy of emotions and habitual tendencies, and how they affect our relationship to ourselves, community, and to nature.

    Madge’s priorities include growing food and working with her son, who is a seasoned climate activist and social justice organizer. She lives in the scenic village of Peacham with her husband, where they garden and enjoy the beauty of nature.

    Free and open to all.