Meditation & Mindfulness Retreat Saturday, Dec. 4, 8:30 - 4:30

Meditation Friends: I'll be leading a retreat in December. I hope to see you there. Peace, Charlie


When: Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Where: 4211 Grand Ave., Des Moines - Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting House on NW corner 42nd and Grand. Park in lot off 42nd or on Ingersoll Ave.

Teachers: Charlie Day is a retired psychologist who has studied meditation and Buddhism for over 40 years in the US, India, and Thailand. He teaches meditation as a self-help and spiritual growth technique and Buddhism as a way of living and philosophy compatible with all religions. Charlie teaches classes, sitting groups, retreats, and guides individuals in their practice. Paul Lambakis, a social worker in private practice, will lead a lovingkindness meditation and give instructions for sitting on cushions.

Retreat: Sponsored by the Des Moines Meditation & Mindfulness Group, this retreat is open to new and experienced meditators. It includes instructions for the sitting, walking, and eating meditations, handouts, and a talk. Bring a cushion, mat, or meditation bench if you have them. Chairs and a few floor cushions are available. Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes. Please do not wear scented lotions or perfumes because some persons may be allergic to them. Lunch is provided.

Donation: Teachers express their generosity by leading retreats at no cost. They consider Buddha's teachings priceless. Instead, they gratefully accept donations or Dana, the Pali word for generosity. Dana is a voluntary way of expressing your generosity to the teacher and supporting the continuation of the teachings.

Register: Leave your name, phone number, and email at or (515) 255-8398. Register only if you can attend the entire day. Call or email for more information. Feel free to forward, share, and post this post or the Retreat Flier, which can be accessed by clicking here or pasting into your web browser:

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