"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Center work days: April 16th and May 21st:

Dear friends,

Now that we are all back to hibernating by our wood stoves for a few days, it's good to think about tending the Center for spring.

Please join us on April 16th and May 21st for the traditional--and enjoyable-- work-with-friends. We always find it lifts our mood! 

If you'd like to help out but can't come on those dates, or are available during the week, please contact Steve Smolen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  as there is plenty to do, inside and out.

 

Summer Studies: July 7 - 11, 2016

Please join us on July 7 through the 11th at Wisdom's Goldenrod for our "Summer Studies" program.  This year's topic will be "Time and PB" (Paul Brunton).

If you are interested in participating or presenting, please contact Helen Perl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 607-339-8518.  We will publish more information and details when they become available.

"Goldenrod" newsletter goes digital:

Our "Goldenrod" newsletter has moved to a new "e-newsletter" format.  Instead of mailing it out, we send it out via email. We plan on sending one out once a quarter, but if there turns out to be more demand and content, we will go to a once a month "mailing".

If you would like to receive our e-newsletter, please take a moment to sign up.  You will find a sign up form on the left side of our home page.  Just fill in your email address, first name, last name and hit the "subscribe" button.

  Contact us if you would like to help out with our new e-newsletter.

Three Essays and a Poem

Three Essays and a Poem by Paul Brunton is a small book by Short Path Press that contain material that was originally published in early 1920s.  One copy of this book was donated by the PBPF to the Wisdom's Goldenrod library.  Look for the book the next time you are in the library.

Practicing the Presence of Gods:

A beginner's mind conversation with Anthony's astrology --

We'll explore ways of entering into Anthony's astrology as a mandala that intimates where and how to look for one's soul.

The class meets on Mondays, 7:30 pm at Wisdom's Goldenrod library.

Please join us if you're interested in exploring this topic.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama's general address on the subject of Generating the Mind for Enlightenment

(Thursday, May 7, 1998, 14:10 (2:10 pm) EDT, Washington, N.J., 74W59, 40N46)

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Class Transcript (PB Class)  from September 8, 1984 "What is Philosophy? and the Sage" 

Slow but steady progress is being made in the archiving of the materials left by Anthony Damiani to Wisdom’s Goldenrod.  From time to time we will share with you some gems we find as we make our way through the archiving process.  Here is one class transcript from 1984 on the topics of “What is Philosophy?” and “The Sage”.

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Tyrolean Talk by P.B., June 1965: Short Path and Long Path:

All ways of spiritual seeking divide into two classes. The first is basic, elementary, the second for more advanced people. The first for beginners is the Long Path. It takes a long time to get results, and a lot of work has to be done on it; much effort is necessary for it. The second is the Short Path. The results are more quickly got; it is an easier path, and requires less work. To the Long Path belongs the methodical yoga. It takes a lot of work to practise daily: building of character and removing of weaknesses and overcoming of faults, developing concentration of attention to stop the distraction of mind and to get control over thoughts, strengthening of willpower, and all the activities for the beginners. These are the earlier stages of meditation.

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Diagrams by Anthony Damiani:

2015 will be an important year in the archiving of Anthony Damiani’s materials.  He left us a treasure trove of gifts and we wish to share with you a sampling of those gifts, in some way, the crown jewels, his hand drawn diagrams, presented here on our website for the first time.