April 12 Retreat, Springwater, NY


Love in Action: Joy on the Path Retreat with Dharma Teacher
Joanne Friday in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, April 12-16, 2019
Sponsored by: Blooming Lilac Sangha
Location: Springwater Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreats Springwater, NY

Joanne Friday is a Dharma Teacher in the Tiep Hien Order . She received authority to teach from Thich Nhat Hanh, who has been her teacher for 28 years. She has enjoyed offering retreats and Days of Mindfulness for many sanghas and various groups throughout the Northeast. The transmission of the Dharma has been the greatest gift she has ever received and her greatest joy is passing it on.

The retreat centers on periods of sitting and walking meditation and daily Dharma talks by the teacher. Work meditation assignments help us practice mindfulness while being active with our hands. Periods of silence and being wonderfully together are an important part of the retreat experience, as are opportunities for small group sharing.

SPRINGWATER CENTER is located in western New York State on over 200 acres that are part of the Allegheny Plateau. The Center sits on a quiet hillside above Springwater Valley and the surrounding hills. The land includes streams, waterfalls, forests, ponds, meadows and many walking trails both in open and wooded areas of the property.

Accommodations are available at Springwater Center. Extra accommodations are available nearby. Delicious vegan and vegetarian meals are provided. Please indicate any special food needs on the registration.

DONATION to the Teacher (Dana)
At the retreat there will be an opportunity to make a donation to Joanne to support her teaching and travel. For regularly employed people, $200 - $300 is suggested. The retreat cost listed below is only for lodging and food. Please bring cash or a check (in US dollars) made out to Joanne Friday.

Please fill out the Registration form, enclose your check for retreat lodging and food, and mail via postal mail, to our registrar as instructed. If you are viewing this as an e-mail or PDF, please print out the Registration form on page 3. We are not able to register participants online or by telephone.

Retreat Cancellation Policy: The purpose of our cancellation policy is to acknowledge that retreatants’ future plans can change unexpectedly and at the same to clarify that Blooming Lilac Sangha may have already incurred costs. If you cancel more than 2 weeks prior to the first day that a retreat begins, you can expect a full refund. After that if you have a last minute illness or emergency that prevents you from attending the retreat, refunds will depend on money that has gone out already and how solvent the retreat funds are.

For those registering by March 25, the cost of lodging and food for the 4 day retreat is: Sharing a room with 2 to 3 others: $300; Sharing a room with 1 other person: $320. Limited number of single rooms: $445. If you are commuting, the cost is $165. For those who cannot attend the full retreat, the cost is prorated. However, residential spots will be given first to full time participants. Complete retreat cost is due at time of registration. After March 25, please add $10 for late registration. Registration ends when we are full or on March 31, 2019, whichever comes first. Please note that this retreat fills up quickly!

Scholarships: We will do our best to help those who truly cannot afford the full cost to be able to attend within the limits of the community. Registration and application for the scholarship must be received by March 21, 2019

Make checks (in U.S. dollars) payable to Robin Long

Please note that this retreat may fill up quickly and register early!

Check-in is 3- 5 pm on Friday, April 12. The retreat will end around 3 pm on Tuesday, April 16. Retreat event schedules will be available at check-in. Questions? Please contact Janet Chaize at 585-533-1461 or jchaize@rochester.rr.com

Registration Form: Click Here