HALF-DAY: SATURDAY, JAN. 12, 2013 - 8:00 AM to NOON

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

Teacher: Judy Allen is a teacher of the of the Des Moines Meditation Group (DMMG) and has a special interest in Tibetan Buddhism.

Retreat: Sponsored by DMMG, this half-day silent meditation retreat is open to new and experienced meditators. It includes instructions for sitting, walking, and lovingkindness meditations, and a talk. Bring a cushion, mat, or meditation bench if you have them. Chairs and a few floor cushions are available. Wear comfortable clothes. Please do not wear scented lotions or perfumes because some persons may be allergic.

No Cost: Teachers do not charge for leading retreats because they regard Buddha’s teachings as priceless. Instead they gratefully appreciate donations or Dana, the Pali word for generosity, as a way for you to help support the continuation of the teachings.

To Register: Leave your name and email with Cris Douglass, DMMG Assistant, at To preserve the integrity and continuity of the group experience, please do not register unless you can be present from the beginning (8 am) to the end of the retreat (12 noon). Feel free to share this email and post this announcement, also available at
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