Kenwood Press


Serving the communities of Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Oakmont

email print

Celebrate Buddha’s birth at SMZC


Sonoma Mountain Zen Center

Sunday April 8th 2018 - 1:00pm to

Families and friends are invited to commemorate Buddha’s birth with a Flower Festival on April 8, 1 p.m., at the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center. This is a special and joyous day that will include the traditional pouring of sweet rain over the baby Buddha. Please bring flowers to adorn the baby Buddha. A potluck buffet will follow, so bring and share your favorite dish. The outdoor reception runs 2-4 p.m.

For those who would like to dig deeper, a Birth of the Buddha Sesshin will be offered on April 4-7. Sesshin, meaning literally “to touch the Mind,” is a period of time set aside for an intensive meditation retreat to let go of the conditioned self and resume our original nature. This silent meditation intensive is for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. It runs from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and includes 10 periods of meditation, chanting, mindful work, and a Dharma Talk. Special arrangement can be made for those who can only attend part of the sesshin. Cost is $45-$65 per day.

The Sonoma Mountain Zen Center is located at 6367 Sonoma Mountain Road. Visit www.smzc.net for more information.


Community Calendar

Forest Therapy walk for fire resilience
03/18/2019
more...
Food Bank comes to Sonoma Valley
03/19/2019
more...
Rotary Club of Glen Ellen-Kenwood meeting
03/20/2019
more...
It’s bingo time
03/20/2019
more...
Rotary Club of Glen Ellen-Kenwood meeting
03/20/2019
more...
Lifelong Learning line up
03/20/2019
more...
Cal Alumni hear about history of Sonoma County Museum
03/21/2019
more...
‘What’s in Bloom’ walks with Bill
03/21/2019
more...
Fires and traffic, or serene and green?
03/21/2019
more...
SIR #53: Reverse mortgages explained
03/21/2019
more...
Foster a cat or dog
03/22/2019
more...


Weather Underground PWS KCAKENWO2