Great Vow retreat with Eileen Kiera - Many Rivers Sangha 2012 


Thursday April 19, 2012 at 5:00 PM PDT
Sunday April 22, 2012 at 1:00 PM PDT

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Great Vow Zen Monastery 

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Join us for a retreat in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh April 19-22, 2012.  Dharma Teacher Eileen Kiera from Mountain Lamp Community will lead this retreat.  Great Vow Zen Monastery graciously allows us to hold an annual retreat on their grounds with members of the monastery community participating. 

A silent retreat (with time for sharing and discussion) allows us to let our minds and bodies rest in the present moment.  We will have sitting and walking meditation, silent meals, group discussion, working meditation, deep relaxation, and Dharma talks.  We cultivate a practice of mindfulness, ease and love. 

Accomodations:  Meals are vegetarian (usually vegan with options to add cheese or butter), and we have options for other dietary restrictions.  Sleeping accomodations are dormitory style.  Please bring your own meditation cushion or bench and your own bedding (if available, but the monastery can provide both).  Finally, the monastery has asked us please do not arrive before 5pm on registration day.

Cost:  Retreat cost is $195 including food and lodging.  Some scholarships are available--please inquire.  We also support our teachers and hosts with Dana.

Dana:  The retreat registration only covers the cost of holding the retreat at the monastery. Our Teacher, Eileen, is paid through your donations at the retreat. Please consider a donation to support her work of sharing the Dharma.

Dana offerings are also how the monastery continues its work. On Sunday, there will be dana bowls set out for Eileen and also for Great Vow.