Holiday Weekend Retreat

December 28th—December 29th

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  • $20 Program Price

A weekend of practice open to all practicioners. A chance to rediscover ourselves in a relaxed, supportive community setting.

There will be no formal teachings during the retreat and the focus is purely on meditation, led by a umdze (timer).

You may attend one or both days. A program fee $10 per day is suggested, but don't let finances be an obstacle. Bring your own lunch and join in good conversation with fellow meditators.

No advance registration is required.

The day will begin opening chants and end with protector and closing chants.

HOLIDAY WEEKEND RETREAT DECEMBER 28-29
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm
Tis the season to rediscover basic goodness with a two-day mini-retreat this holiday season, an opportunity to renew and deepen your meditation practice. The retreat is open to everyone with a meditation practice. Enjoy extended sitting and walking meditation periods, each day from 10am to 5pm, with opportunities for personal study and good conversation with fellow practitioners. An umdze will lead the group meditation. There will be no teachings.
You may participate in one or both days of the program. Please plan on attending a full half day at a minimum, so we may maintain the retreat container.  A minimum donation of $10 is suggested per day. There is no requirement to register in advance.

MORNING WHITE TARA/BUDDHIST REFUGE PRACTICE DURING RETREAT WEEKEND
Saturday & Sunday, December 28-29, 9:00am-10:00am
Start your retreat day with opening chants, Buddhist refuge practice (open to those who have not taken refuge) and White Tara compassion practice.  (Open to those who received the White Tara lung from Acharya Hardin last fall or on a previous occasion from another teacher).

HOLIDAY COMMUNITY POTLUCK DINNER AND DHARMA MOVIE
Sunday, December 29, 5:30pm
Everyone, including those not participating in the retreat, is invited for a community potluck dinner celebrating the conclusion of the weekend retreat. Bring something to share. Following dinner, we’ll show a dharma move (TBA).

SATURDAY-SUNDAY RETREAT SCHEDULE
SATURDAY 
(Restricted to those with White Tara lung)
9:00am      Opening chants, Refuge Practice and White Tara Practice 
(Open to all)
10:00am      Session #1 - Sitting and walking meditation
Noon            Lunch – bring your own
1:30pm        Session #2 – Meditation/Study
3:00pm        Tea
3:30pm        Session # 3 - Meditation  
5:00pm        Protector chants & closing chants
5:15pm         Conclude

SUNDAY
(Restricted to those with White Tara lung)
9:00am Opening chants, Refuge Practice and White Tara Practice 
(Open to all)
10:00am      Session #1 - Sitting and walking meditation
Noon            Lunch – bring your own
1:30pm        Session #2 – Meditation/Study
3:00pm        Tea
3:30pm        Session # 3 - Meditation  
5:00pm        Protector chants & closing chants
5:15pm         Conclude
5:30pm        Community Potluck & Dharma Movie