Retreat into Being – December 31, 2019

12/31/2019 – On this last evening of the year, you are invited to join the BSBC community for a rare and lovely opportunity to engage in extended meditation practice with our sangha. The retreat will be from 8 pm to 12 am.  Everyone is welcome to come for the whole or part of the evening.

The retreat will include guided meditation instructions, chanting, alternating sitting movement and walking  meditation periods, and a time for sharing poems, readings and reflections.

Sangha member and long-time practitioner Jeanne Reis will lead the retreat with BSBC founder James Reis who will travel from Boston MA.

If you aren’t able to arrive at 8 pm, you may either time your arrival to coincide with a walking session or enter quietly if the group is sitting. If a sitting is in progress, choose a spot in the back of the hall, then feel free move to a preferred spot during the next walking session. There will be chanting sessions at the beginning and end of the evening; chanting sheets will be provided.

You may bring a favorite poem, reading, and snack to share at teatime, if you wish.

The theme this year will be Memories and Reflections: Holding time with Lovingkindness.
Suggested donation is $20 to cover the cost of reserving the meetinghouse

Please contact us with questions 

Tentative Evening Schedule:

8:00 –   8:30 pm                    Welcome, settle in, quiet sitting meditation
8:30 –   9:00 pm                    Opening session
9:00 –   9:30 pm                    Quiet sitting
9:30 –   10:15 pm                  Tea: share readings, poems, intentions
10:15 – 11:45 pm                   Alternating quiet sitting and walking
11:45 – 12:00 am                   Closing and final chant

*You may opt to continue sitting during walking sessions, if you wish