Fall Family Work Weekend Retreat
NOTE: Please fill out a Visit Registration form for this event (using the "Register for this event" link below) since this is not a formal meditation retreat. Registration opens on Tuesday, July 30th at 09:45 p.m. This is an opportunity for families and friends to come to Bhavana and help with maintenance chores, painting, clearing paths, and working on the kutis, etc. All adults are welcome to join in this casual retreat. Everyone over the age of 15 years of age must register separately. Children age 11 through 14 years old can be registered with a parent, boys with men and girls with women, please make sure to note the child's name and age on the registration form, thank you. (No children under the age of 11 are asked to participate.)
Scheduled group chores will be the focal point of this weekend retreat along with meditation sessions and Dhamma talks. Please note, this is not a typical retreat schedule in that the work periods will be throughout most of the day time hours and this retreat will not be in silence while the work periods are in session. Our monastic community will share in leading the Dhamma talks and Q & A’s periods.
On-site check-in opens at 3:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall. Please arrive to allow enough time to complete registration here and settle in before the work retreat begins. All retreats end after lunch on the last day.
Although every retreat is slightly different (and this is especially true for this work retreat) here is a typical retreat daily schedule.