For those of you who live within a reasonable distance of Des Moines, Iowa, Ariya Magga Buddhist Missionary Society will be presenting an all-day meditation intensive, Saturday, December 15, 2015 at Chùa Hồng Ân Buddhist Temple, 1419 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moine. Iowa 50314
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., and meditation begins at 9:00. We will alternate sitting and walking meditation all day, with a short discourse and a lunch at midday. Lunch will be free, vegetarian, and provided by the folks at Chùa Hồng Ân.
The entire event is free (including lunch!) and open to all who practice silent, sitting meditation.
If you think you will attend, please register before December 17 online at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the temple, so we know how much food to prepare.
This is a day of meditation practice for folks who have been meditating only a short time; for folks who haven't had long periods of meditation and/or haven't been to a meditation "retreat." It is also good for folks who "used to meditate" and want to get back into the daily practice.
We try to be welcoming to people from all faiths, traditions, and schools of meditation. But, as both organizations - Chùa Hồng Ân Buddhist and Ariya Magga Buddhist Missionary Society are Buddhist, undoubtedly there is a "flavoring" to what we do. But we try to stay neutral of religious and philosophical issues, and just focus on meditation.
Hope to see you there!