Our home here in the northern hemisphere is tilting away from the sun, the early morning and evening light is taking on a honeyed tinge, and we can sense that the long summer is ending.
It's becoming the time of equinox, of equal days and nights. We come together to sit in silence to witness this turning and acknowledge the changes that are happening even as we speak. Though we'll have many days of Indian Summer yet to come, the changing light tells us it's time to begin to gather in, to assess what has been given, to offer gratitude. Please join us in this gathering as we sit together on Monday Nights.

Almost Spring Japanese Brush Calligraphy Practice 

with Brian Fuke Howlett 

March 22, 2014          10:00am-1:00pm 

Held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation 547 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa, CA
Cost: $45 Materials Provided
Registration: Gary Brandt gbrandt@sonic.net
This event will be limited to 20 persons.
Payment upon registration is appreciated.

Upcoming 2014 Half-Day Retreats
March 22  Almost Spring Calligraphy Practice
April 19   Spring Equinox
June 21    Summer Solstice
Sept. 20   Autumn Equinox

Dec. 6     Full Day Buddha's Enlightenment Retreat

Dead of Winter Half-Day Zen Retreat

February 8, 2014

During the winter we naturally seek time for quiet reflection. We invite you to join us for a morning of sitting and walking meditation.

6:40    Set up and Arrival
6:45    Optional Meditation Instruction
7:00    Welcome and Working with Koans
7:20    Meditation (25 min each) interspersed with Walking Meditation (5 min each). Sosan is available for those who wish to meet with a teacher.
10:00  Break
10:10  Tea, Snack, Dharma Talk & Discussion
   Continued sitting/walking 
12:00  Close
12:15  Walk to lunch at Sizzling Tandoor

COST: $40.0
Invite a friend to come for an intro to Zen practice (free) 
Meditation instruction offered at 6:45am
Please pay at the door with check or cash. No one turned away for lack of funds. 
BRING: Zafu and zabuton. Chairs provided.

PLACE: Unitarian Universalist Congregation 547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA