In August 2008, Margaret Fletcher was invited by her teacher Norman Scrimshaw
to share the dharma with others.
Margaret sees the dharma as life freely expressing, whether experienced as confused, limiting or painful, or when seen as unbounded, open and welcoming to every experience.
Margaret and her husband Bill spent several years exploring the notion of “enlightenment,” via a broad expanse of writings from such greats as Krishnamurti, Brad Warner, Charlotte Joko Beck, Tony Packer, Seung Sahn, David Carse, Jack Kornfield, Byron Katie and many wise others. When Bill stumbled on the writings of Norman Scrimshaw’s teacher, Adyashanti, the literary zigging and zagging died away. Soon after, Margaret discovered that what Adya was teaching was being carried through in her very home state of New Hampshire by one of Adya’s dharma heirs, Norman Scrimshaw. Margaret and Bill met with Norman at his next satsang and offered that night to assist him in making his teachings available. White Mountain Sangha was born in this conversation.
Margaret spent three years watching her own interest, intention and understanding blossom through exposure to Norman’s teachings. During that time, Margaret worked with Norman to organize satsang and retreat events. She saw the richness and beauty of unfolding awareness that came uniquely to her through offering service to the sangha as well as through the experiencing of sangha satsangs and retreats. Margaret was also drawn to augment her time in silence by attending several retreats with Adyashanti, and with others from many traditions. Margaret began to spontaneously see the beauty of all spiritual paths when pursued with honesty, intention and no ultimate demands.
Margaret’s awakening continues to unfold in the presence of the dharma that is everywhere. She invites all you with sincere interest to listen for the language of your own heart. In this listening, you will hear the true invitation to discover what is only available within yourself. Through your own unique unfolding of the presence that you are, always have been, and always will be, life as it freely expresses will be seen.
Margaret can be seen continuing her practice as a Meditation Floozy in any meditation hall or sanctuary that will let her in.