And now, just outside of Cooperstown, the new Rangjung Yeshe Gomde meditation center has opened under the leadership of Phakchok Rinpoche. The center’s first weeklong retreat will happen Aug. 30 through Sept. 5.
Honestly, I could go on and on. Every day, it seems like I see one more activity, event or exhibition that makes me slap my forehead and say, “What a great idea.”
But what’s most exciting is that, in our modern economy, it’s going to be the innovative, creative and collaborative communities that thrive, not just as tourist destinations but as hubs for innovation, creativity and collaboration. They become the kind of place people want to raise their families because of the opportunities, not in spite of the lack of opportunities.
For all the uncertainty in the world, this is an exciting time to be here in this community. I can’t wait to see what comes next.
Elizabeth Trever Buchinger loves a smorgasbord of choice. You can connect with her at www.moremindfulfamily.wordpress.com.