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It's time for Sugarplum Sangha's fifth annual New Year Retreat

Online with Sugarplum Sangha
December 30, 2020 - January 3, 2021
suggested donation: $50 - $200
Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87107743758 
 
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Looking back on the past year, gratitude overflows for the people, communities, and teachings that have been there through the challenges and hardships faced by the whole world. Thanks to the right mix of tradition and Beginner’s Mind, supported by the presence of teachers and friends on the path, this year has offered us an opportunity for spiritual growth unlike any other in recent memory.

Plum Village has preserved the ancient tradition of lamp transmission, a ceremonial expression of the light of wisdom being passed from one generation to the next. As we look ahead to next year and beyond, we know that we can be faced with even greater challenges that call us to stand together with dedication and grace. In those moments, it will be the light we shine today that future generations look to for hope and guidance.In this retreat, we’ll enjoy:

  • Formal Transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings

  • Writing Insight Gathas

  • Teachings on the lineage of Plum Village lamp transmissions

  • Sitting Meditation

  • Dharma Sharing

  • Chanting

Schedule

Please note: All times are listed in Pacific Time (PT)

Wednesday, December 30

7:00-8:30pm Orientation

8:30-9:00pm Evening Practice

 

Thursday, December 31: Looking to the past

7:00-8:00am Morning Practice

10:00-10:45am Mindful Movements

11am-12:30pm Dharma Talk

1:00-1:45pm Lunch 

1:00-1:15pm 5 Contemplations + silent eating

1:15-1:45pm Optional small group sharing 

1:45-2:15pm BREAK

2:15-3:00pm Deep Relaxation

3:15-3:45pm Walking Meditation

4:00-5:00pm Dharma Sharing (5MT exploration group + other groups)

7:00-8:00pm Writing and Art

8:00-9:00pm New Years Eve Ceremony

9:30pm-12:00am Stationary + Movement Meditation

 

Friday, January 1: Looking at the present

“Everything we do is new”

7:00-8:00am Morning Practice

10:00-10:45am Mindful Movements

11am-12:30pm Transmission Gatha Panel 

1:00-1:45pm Lunch 

1:00-1:15pm 5 Contemplations + silent eating

1:15-1:45pm Optional small group sharing 

1:45-2:15pm BREAK

2:15-3:00pm Deep Relaxation

3:15-3:45pm Walking Meditation

4:00-5:00pm Dharma Sharing (5MT exploration group + other groups) 

6:30-8:00pm Be-In 

8:00-9:00pm Evening Practice 


 

Saturday January 2: Looking to the future

7:00-8:00am Morning Practice

10:00-10:45am Mindful Movements 

11am-12:30pm Dharma Talk 

1:00-1:45pm Lunch 

1:00-1:15pm 5 Contemplations + silent eating

1:15-1:45pm Optional small group sharing 

1:45-2:15pm BREAK

2:15-3:30pm 5MT Transmission Ceremony

4:00-5:00pm Dharma Sharing (5MT exploration group + other groups)

8:00-9:00pm Evening Practice  


 

Sunday January 3: Looking to the future

7:00-7:30am Morning Practice

8:30-10:00am Closing Ceremony