Silence and Celebration: A New Years Eve Retreat (and Party)

December 31st (2013)

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  • $15 Program Price
Room: EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room

$10 to cover the cost of the meal (7pm - 8pm)

If you have been meaning to meditate more this year — or to learn to meditate — it’s not too late! Everyone is welcome to join in this mini-retreat as we transition from the old year to the new. Come for the entire evening (or for any part of it) to meditate and celebrate with old friends and to make new ones.

Meditation instruction is available at all times during the program

Registering for this event is of great benefit to the coordinators—especially if you plan to attend the celebration dinner portion of the evening. If you are joining us for the community meal, this can be indicated in the comment section of the registration page.  Note that there is a $10 charge if you plan to stay for dinner and an additional suggested donation of $15 ($25 total)

4-7pm - Meditation Session*

7-8pm – Celebratory Community Dinner

8-9pm - Meditation Session*

9-10pm - "Cultivating Gentleness & Strength" - DVD and discussion

10pm - 12:00am – Meditation Session*

*Includes walking meditation. It is not necessary to stay for the entire session; you are free to come and go at any time.


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