Start off 2017 with a Peaceful Mind

New Years Eve Drop-In Family Desserts Social 5pm-7pm

& 24 Hour Buddha Tara Chanting Retreat  

Saturday December 31st – Sunday January 1st green-tara-3_transparent



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.


The retreat is free . If you would like to make a donation we would welcome it.