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BRATTLEBORO — Under a banner that reads, “Holding a Space of Loving Kindness for All Living Beings,” a silent vigil will be conducted on Wednesday, May 19, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Wells Fountain, the junction of Putney Road and Main Street (Route 30) in downtown Brattleboro.

The purpose is to serve as a living reminder of the inherent goodness of each one of us, as well as our inextricable connection with one another.

For a few minutes or the entire hour, all are welcome to join in extending sentiments of loving kindness to all living beings: to family and friends, neighbors and strangers, kindred spirits and adversaries, human and non-human beings, alike. And to ourselves, as well. People may choose to stand, kneel, or sit in a chair they bring.

Please mask and observe social distancing.

For further information, and to be on the mailing list for future vigils, contact Tim Stevenson at