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Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, founded 1946 by Barbara and Irving Fiske, is Vermont's oldest alternative community and at one time was probably also its largest. In the 60s -80s, as many as 90 people lived here.
It was and is visited each year, often in summer (but in every season, really) by visitors from all over the world.
We welcome interesting and creative people who are peaceful, bring no weapons, don't believe in hitting children or killing animals, and enjoy the beauty of Vermont and of themselves.

Most of us do not adhere to any particular dogma or religion, though many do find Eastern philosophy closest to our own thought (some of us are also members of the Quakers/Society of Friends).
We value the individual, particularly people who are energetic and have a sense of humor.
Visitors are welcome-- and prospective residents, too. There are some places for rent, others for sale. If interested, get in touch!
And, please follow the Blog and comment whenever you like!

"The symbol is the enemy of the reality, and the reality is ever one's true guide, true friend, true companion, and true self." Irving Fiske, 1908-1990

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Washington DC Krishnamurti Gathering and Dialogues May 24–27, 2013 (Memorial Day Weekend)

The Bishop Claggett Center in Buckeystown, Maryland
Bishop Claggett Center

An Inquiry into the Root of Fear

Fear is an extraordinary jewel which has dominated human beings for forty thousand years and more. And if you can hold it and look at it, then one begins to see the ending of it.
We invite you to our annual Krishnamurti Gathering and Dialogues where we meet as a community in both large and small groups to inquire into the major themes of Krishnamurti’s teachings and their relevance to our daily lives.
The weekend begins Friday evening with a buffet and an orientation which includes discussion of the dialogue process. In addition to daily dialogues and video showings of Krishnamurti’s talks, there is opportunity for solitude, to meet informally, and to enjoy the lovely rural setting.
The Bishop Claggett Center is a 277 acre retreat center in Frederick County, Maryland, an hour’s drive from the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas


Friday, May 24, 2012
5 - 7 PM Registration
7 PM Buffet
8 PM Orientation
Saturday & Sunday
May 25 & 26, 2013
7:45 AM Breakfast
9 AM Video
10:30 AM Small group dialogue
12:30 PM Lunch
2:30 – 4:30 PM Small group dialogue
5:30 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Community Gathering
Monday, May 27, 2013
7:45 AM Breakfast
9 AM Video
10:30 AM Small group dialogue
12 PM Lunch
1 PM Closing gathering
Download registration form
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