Beginning Anew: Welcome 2015 with Renewal and Peace

Start off 2015 with inner renewal and hope.  Our annual Beginning Anew Ceremony is a powerfully introspective and intensely emotional experience. It allows participants to look deeply within their hearts, share their feelings about others and events, and to let go of personal obstacles in order to awaken to peace and inner balance. Participants tend to leave this special event with a refreshed and peaceful heart. This special practice is held only once a year and is open to buddhists and non-buddhists.

There will be 4 main phases: 1) mindful incense offering, 2) sharing regrets, 3) expressing hurt, 4) sharing a difficulty & asking for support. Sharing is purely voluntary but listening is equally a powerful experience. After each phase, a short meditation and loving kindness prayer will be given the participants.  Lead by Shin teacher. Rev. G. Lewis-Bastías.

Sliding scale suggested donation $10 – $20

A short Introduction to Meditation Training session will be held before the gathering at 9:45 a.m.


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