SFBC ANNUAL RAINY SEASON RETREAT JANUARY 2022
January 3 to 31
The Rainy Season Retreat is an opportunity for the SFBC Core Sangha of order members and mitras to spend time practicing together. The tradition goes back to the time of the Buddha when he and his followers gathered together to practice while the rains made it difficult to travel and teach.
Wednesday Sangha Nights 7pm to 8:30pm
Thursday Pujas 7pm to 8pm
Monday Prostration Practice for people in ordination training and order members 6:30 to 8pm
Tuesday Meditation check in 6:30 to 8pm
Registration and donations
All events in January will now be online only. You can register for any or all of them below. Once you register we'll send you the zoom link for all January events.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
EVENTS OPEN TO EVERYONE
WEDNESDAY SANGHA NIGHTS
On Zoom: Wednesdays Jan 5 to 26, 7pm to 8:30pm: Deepening Practice, with Shunymala (Jan 5), Pete (Jan 12), Prasadachitta (Jan 19), Mokshasi (Jan 26.
On zoom with West Coast Sanghas: Unguided meditations - bells at the beginning and end, with the occasional poem.
7:30am to 8:10am Monday to Saturday - feel free to invite your meditating family and friends. See separate Zoom link.
EVENTS FOR MITRAS AND ORDER MEMBERS
TUESDAY MEDITATION CHECK IN GROUP
On zoom, with Shunyamala, Jan 4 to 25, 6:30 to 8pm
On zoom, Jan 6 to 27, 7pm to 8pm with time to chat afterwards
Jan 6: Medhashri - Manjushri Puja
Jan 13: Karunadevi - 7-fold puja
Jan 20: The SFBC Green Sangha
Jan 27: Danamaya - Deepening Practice for the Good
Open to suggestions! Jan 8 to 29. Meditations, hikes, art projects ....
Brad and Mary are planning some meditations outdoors - more info to follow.
Saturday Jan 8: online morning for Order Members, 10am to 1pm
Saturday January 29: 9am to 11am: Welcoming Liberation 2021, international space for thriving BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) BAME (Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic) Dharma and Community Connection
MONDAYS - GOING FOR REFUGE AND PROSTRATION PRACTICE
(For Mitras in Ordination Training and Order Members)
Online: Jan 3 to 31, 6:30pm to 8pm, practice and optional check in, with Karunadevi, Padmatara and others.
To register for the Rainy Season Retreat
Enter the amount you wish to donate (from 0 to $150) in the Event Donation box and click add to cart. Suggested donation is $10 to $150. Donations are very much appreciated but always optional - if you are experiencing financial difficulties please feel free to enter 0 in the box, and click 'pay later' on the payment page. (If you register for the Rainy Season you do not need to register separately for Sangha Night),