Friends in the Dharma,
You are cordially invited to join in the New-Year’s program saying Goodbye to 2016 and Welcoming 2017
December 28th Dinner at 6pm followed by Zazen Meditation.
December 29-31 3 Great Cleaning Days
Saturday December 31st.
Join in in early afternoon to help the kitchen and help us distribute the Luminaries. Music program and dinner follows.
The evening program beginning at 8pm will include the use of the hot springs for those who would like to participate. Women and men will go as separate groups, and bathing suits and towels are required. We also will have a bonfire at around 11:15, and everyone is invited to write on a piece of paper anything they would like to surrender 2016 and offer it to the fire. At midnight we will chant a beautiful Buddhist text called the Heart Sutra and then gather in the Dining Hall for a New Year’s Toast. Everyone participating are welcome to stay overnight.
Sunday January 1st
Traditional Buddhist New year Day Ceremony at 10:30am
Entire program: $100/$85 members
New-Year’s Eve program: $25
New-Year Day Ceremony and traditional lunch $50
Thank you for your participation and support.