Monthly Half-Day Retreat

On the first Saturday of each month EBS hosts a half-day retreat lasting from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. Each hour will consist of 40 minutes of sitting meditation and 10 minutes of walking meditation. 

There is no cost.  Ten minute breaks are scheduled on each hour (at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.) to allow people to join later or leave earlier if they have other commitments.

For more information, contact Doug Holmes at doug.holmes.42@gmail.com

These events are in the spirit of the Uposatha days celebrated in Buddhist countries since the time of the Buddha.  It is a day when both monastics and lay people intensify their practice.

From the Muluposatha Sutta:

As he is recollecting the Dhamma, his mind is cleansed, and joy arises; the defilements of his mind are abandoned. He is thus called a disciple of the noble ones undertaking the Dhamma-Uposatha.