SENSE OF PLACE
Rooting Down & Rising Up
Metta Earth is located in Lincoln, Vermont at the edge of the Green Mountain National Forest on an alpine plateau renowned for its extraordinary beauty and a highly charged landscape.
This setting has attracted quite a number of spiritually oriented centers. Contemplative leaders including Tibetan Buddhist Lamas and Rinpoches, Theravada monks, Jewish Rabbis, Unitarians, and other teachers have come to Metta Earth and the other centers to teach and meditate. Nestled in this bowl of mountains with stunning views in all directions, Metta Earth has 158 acres with meadows and fields interspersed with hardwood and evergreen forest, old orchards, stonewalls, seasonal streams, and a wonderful variety of wildlife habitat. Walking and hiking places abound, and a magnificent, pure river with clear pools and waterfalls is just a few minutes walk down the road.
The End Of Winter
“My eyes already touch the sunny hill, going far ahead of the road I have begun. So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp; it has its inner light, even from a distance – and changes us, even if we do not reach it, into something else, which, hardly sensing it, we already are; a gesture waves us on, answering our own wave … but what we feel is the wind in our faces.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke