To deepen our experience & pathway, the Top of the Month Meditations will now begin in silence. Each session will have a set program. It will start with chants (with explanation), pranayama (cultivation of respiration) and the ringing of the bell. Then, we will have a minimally guided 30 minute meditation (vipassana, metta or tonglen, etc.). This will be followed by a dhamma talk and shares from the group.
A stout hike for some, a fun romp in the Appalachian range for others. We’ve been up & down this trail for many years now, big groups, small groups and have decided for a *new mid week date.* The Ole Ragged Mount has become one of the most popular hikes in Shenandoah National Park of Virginia. We intend to respect the land, the park and all of God’s flora & fauna by trekking lightly on a Wednesday.