All Sangha Annual Meeting
December 6th, 5:00 pm
Our Annual Meeting will be held on Zoom this year. We hope you can attend. Among the items to be covered will be the 2021 budget, election of board members, Mindfulness In The Jail report, review of this year's events, upcoming February residency, the fall retreat and a possible New Year's Eve celebration. Here is the Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 731 489 839
Because we can't have a potluck at the sangha house this year we are going to try something new. After we finish the meeting we will do optional breakout rooms for those of you who wish to visit and catch up with friends, possibly while also enjoying your dinner.
Residency with Brian Lesage February 12-21, 2021
Save the dates! Details about registration and schedule will be available in January.
For those of you who are looking for retreats, teachings or classes here are some great places to find them during this pandemic.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
Upaya Zen Center
Also, please remember to check out our sangha website and like our Facebook page!
This month's rent money will be donated to the local organizations helping to feed and house the homeless this winter.
Our dear sangha brother who also served on our board of directors is being honored on the "Light Up A Life" Memorial Wall at The Denver Hospice. On December 15, 2020 from 6:00 to 6:30 pm MST the remembrance ceremony video will be available on this web page:
Jane Crowe, Stephen's partner, shared these thoughts about his life.
Stephen found his family with the Salida Sangha when we moved to Salida in May 2018. He loved his brothers and sisters so much and found much peace being with all of you. His love of the mountains and kayaking on the Arkansas River called him back to Salida after almost 40 years where he had originally founded RMOC in the early 80’s. Giving to others is what he enjoyed the most. While living in Boulder for 20 years he founded and helped coordinate the Food Pantry/ Meals program for the homeless. He loved cooking! Once a month, he would cook in a church and feed sometimes up to 200 homeless people on Boulder Creek. He coordinated truckload pick ups of produce & canned goods from the local grocery stores for the Homeless Food Pantry.
The greatest gifts I learned from him were “empathy” and “love yourself” as they are two of the keys to life and understanding.
I want to leave you with a gift I think he would like to share, as he read this every morning.
The Heavenly Abodes
May I be free from danger
May I have mental happiness
May I have physical happiness
May I have ease of well being
What lies in our power to do,
Lies in our power not to do
Live my life directed by the energy of goodness.
We are grateful for our time with Stephen and grateful for each and every one of you.
Be safe and well,
Your Salida Sangha board