Start off 2017 with a Peaceful Mind
New Years Eve Drop-In Family Desserts Social 5pm-7pm
& 24 Hour Buddha Tara Chanting Retreat
Every year, many Kadampa Buddhists set aside 24 hours to make prayers and sing the praises of Tara, a female wisdom Buddha. Tara is like our Buddha mother and she can assist us in swiftly overcoming our obstacles and developing inner peace and happiness.
In this retreat we will complete six sessions of Tara prayers over 24 hours. You are welcome to join us for as many sessions as you like. Everyone is welcome; no previous experience necessary.
Schedule :You don’t have to attend the Retreat to join us for this Social.
Drop-In Refreshments and Desserts Social 5pm-7pm
Retreat Sessions: Sessions are 45 minutes
First Session #1: (with Dharma for Kids Class activities) Saturday 7pm
Saturday Session # 2 : 11pm
Sunday Sessions # 3-6: 3:00am; 7:00am; 10:30am ( Prayers for World Peace); 3:00pm
How you can participate in the Retreat:
You can join in for one session or as many as you wish.
The first session is scheduled with parents with children in mind. There will be a simultaneous Dharma For Kids program for the first session on Saturday at 7:oopm .
If you would like to stay overnight for the entire retreat or any part of the overnight component of the retreat, you are welcome to bring a sleeping bag and mat and sleep at the Center between sessions with others who will be staying. Please contact us at 757-504-4425 if you would like to stay for the overnight retreat. This will help us with our planning . Thank You.