THE DAY OF SILENCE RETREAT IS HELD THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH.
ALL ARE WELCOME AND RETREAT IS FREE.
PLEASE EMAIL PEACE@THEDHARMABUMS.ORG TO LET US KNOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND.
Arrival: Please arrive no later than 6.55am and be seated by 7am. * Doors will be locked at 7:15am and no one will be allowed to enter during the retreat.*
Silence: Please enter in silence and leave in silence. There is no need to say “hello, goodbye, thank you, how are you.” These are all implied. We all understand one another =).
Parking: There should be plenty of street parking in front of the temple. Meter will be about $2.50
Clothing: loose and comfortable
Cell Phones/Electronics: None. Please do not for any reason use cell phone, check cell phone, listen to music/recordings. (unless an emergency)
Chairs: If for whatever reason you feel that you cannot sit on a Zafu for every seated meditation, let us know in advance and a chair will be provided.
Lunch: Food will be provided. If you have any food allergies or other special needs, please let us know in advance so we can accommodate. If you choose for whatever reason to not eat lunch, please sit with others until all have finished.