In addition to the Monday evening meditation group meetings, the Bear River Meditation Group regularly offers half and full day retreats which are listed below. For more information on the regular weekly meetings and updates on the focus of Dharma discussions at those meetings, please go to the Weekly Schedule.
Meditation instruction is available at our regular Monday evening meditation group meetings as well as at retreats. Please contact us for more information if you are new to this form of meditation practice and plan to join us.
Full and half day retreats are planned throughout the year. These retreats are led by Senior Teachers of Buddhism from Shasta Abbey as well as monks from other temples within the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives. The retreat dates for 2016 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.
UPCOMING RETREATS AND MONASTIC VISITS
Upcoming retreats and monastic visits are listed below. Please contact us if you have questions or wish to be included on our email list to receive information about upcoming events via email. We appreciate it if you can let us know if you plan to join us for a retreat.
Monday, November 6th, 2017
7 – 9 pm Reverend Vivian Grunenfelder will be down to speak at a class at Sierra College on Monday afternoon and will join us for our regular evening meditation group at the Applegate Community Center.
Sunday, December 17th, 2017
Potluck and Offering Ceremony 3 – 5 pm
Reverend Master Daishin Yalon is planning on coming down from Shasta Abbey for a Potluck Dinner followed by the Offering Ceremony at the Applegate Community Center. More information will be posted about these events in the Fall.
Additional events are being planned by the meditation group throughout the year including day hikes, movie nights, pot luck meals. If you would like to be notified of such events, please contact us to be put on the email notification list.
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings, classes and retreats take place at the Applegate Community Center, 18014 Applegate Road, Applegate, CA