In addition to the regular Monday evening meditation group meetings, the Bear River Meditation Group regularly offers classes, public talks on Buddhism and day long retreats. See the dates, below for the classes and retreats planned for 2013. For more information on the regular weekly meetings and updates on the focus of Dharma discussions at those meetings, please go to the schedule.
Meditation instruction is available at our regular Monday evening meditation group meetings. Please contact us for more information if you plan to come. We also offer a number of evenings specifically focused on meditation for both those new to the practice, as well as for those continuing to deepen their meditation practice. The dates for these evenings are listed below.
Full day retreats are planned throughout the year. These retreats are led by senior monks and Teachers of Buddhism from Shasta Abbey as well as monks from other temples within the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives. The retreat dates tentatively setup for 2013 are listed below. More information on the focus of individual retreats will be posted as it becomes available.
All retreats and activities of the meditation group are offered free and are open to all who would like to attend. Donations, generally referred to as Dana, are gratefully accepted to support the activites of the meditation group and to help support the monastic community of Shasta Abbey Buddhist Monastery. Meditation instruction is providedat retreats for those unfamiliar with the practice of Serene Reflection Meditation.
Monday, December 16th, 6 - 9 pm
Vegetarian Potluck Dinner and annual Offering Ceremony
Reverend Master Daishin, Vice Abbot of Shasta Abbey Buddhist Monastery, and his disciple Reverend Enya will join us for this annual celebration and offering of dana for the Abbey. The ceremony will be followed by a Dharma talk on "The Gift of Forgiveness". Please contact us if you plan to join us for the evening.
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings, classes and retreats take place at the Applegate Community Center, 18014 Applegate Road, Applegate, CA.