Community Photos

Morning Sitting Group Visits the New England Peace Pagoda
(Nipponzan-Myōhōji Peace Pagoda) in Leverett, Massachusetts 45 minutes from Brattleboro, October 23, 2023

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Gratitude to photographer Gene Parulis and to Marge Barrett-Mills for organizing the visit with Sister Clare Carter for the morning sitting group.

Sister Clare and Drew Preparing for a Ceremony
Sister Claire Ringing the Temple Bell
Peace Pagoda across the Pond
Nipponzan-Myōhōji Peace Pagoda, Leverett
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Mary, Fiona, Rose, Sister Claire, Drew, Cheryl, Alison, Marge, Melissa
Marge, Melissa, Sister Clare
Drew at the Stupa. Before the standing stone was put on top, monks placed over 1000 marked stones inside, sent from people from all over the world to represent the story of Sadako and the 1000 Cranes.
Sister Clare Striking Temple Drum
Sister Clare Carter and Fiona

Cheryl’s Retirement CELEBRATION: October 21, 2023

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Tina, Sarah Sharing her Gratitude, Mary, Paula
Suzanne, Kim, Steve, Paul
Sarah, Alison, Fiona, Claire, Mary and Susan
Chris, Suzanne, Kim, Steve Paul, Paula, Abraham
Sangha members enjoying food and conversation
Paul Making Whipcream
Mary and Susan
Jack and Claire
Steve, Susan, Suzanne Listening to Words of Gratitude
Listening to Paul's Tribute
Drew, Lisa and Cheryl
Sangha members listening to Cheryl
Acorns

Annual SANGHA CELEBRATION: JUNE 11, 2023

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13. Work Crew, Judy, Suzanne, Alison, Chris
1. VIMC Teachers Lead the morning Meditation
12. Gratitude to the morning set up crew: Mary, Drew and Rose
11. Sarah Offering Gratitude to the Sangha
10. Sara, Lisa, Cheryl
9. Lunch
8. Lunch
7. Lunch
6. The Mooddogs with Drew and Friends Band
5. Paul, Cheryl, Claire, Susan Offer Dharma Talks on Sangha
Susan Ringing the Memorial Bells
3. Meditation in Hall
2. Sangha readying to Meditate

SANGHA CELEBRATION: JUNE 5, 2022

Vermont Insight is finally able to celebrate their new Meditation Hall located in the Barn at Vermont Agricultural Business Education Center (VABEC)

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Setting up in the former Easter Seals space on Saturday
All is ready!
Dayna and Don
Drew Ringing Bells
A morning of meditation, dharma reflections and discussion
Teachers each reflect on Joy
With Susan talking on Zoom
Claire
Cheryl led the Sangha in song "I have Joy, Joy..."
Paul with Claire looking on
Announcements
Paul reflecting on Joy
Celebration moves outside for the Afternoon
Sarah making final touches to the Food Setup
Board President introduces President emertus
Jeff expresses Gratitude to the teachers, practice leaders and others
Drew and Friends Band
Jean and Gino
Jeff Speaking to the Sangha
JP
Katherine
Afternoon Celebration under a Blue Sky
Enjoying Delicious Thai Food
Claire and Jack talk with Suzanne
Listening to Speeches
Steve and Alison
VABEC & VIMC

Jack’s Retirement Party: May 30, 2021

Vermont Insight’s First Indoor Gathering since March 2020

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Cheryl Talking to Jack
Alison Reading her Poem
Mary's Tribute
Listening to Tributes
Petey, Claire
Doug, Drew, Susan
Mary I, Jack, Sarah
Judy, Claire, Alison
Jeff, Charlene, Fred, Steve
David, Alison
Charlene, Carolyn
Tina, Judy