The following retreat is cancelled because the space was needed by a group with priority. It will be rescheduled soon. Sorry for any disappointment.  Peace, Charlie

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 will lead the retreat.
Retreat:  Sponsored by the Des Moines Meditation Group, 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.  Charlie Day will lead the lovingkindness meditation.
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 gift-giving, as a way for you to express your generosity and help support the continuation of the teachings.
No need to register:  Just show up, but please attend only if you can be present from the beginning of the retreat at 8 am to the end at noon in order to preserve the integrity and continuity of the group experience.
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