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December 2021

All Day Sitting

December 4

All are welcome to attend this All Day Sitting event beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. EDT. We are accepting up to 18 fully vaccinated in-person participants, and an unlimited number of online participants. The day includes timed and un-timed sittings, a talk, afternoon dialogue group, and social time at 4:00. Online participants will meet via the Zoom platform. For those who would like to participate either in person or online, please contact us at

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Staff Break/Center Closed

December 18 - December 27

The Center will close at the end of the day on Saturday, December 18, and reopen Tuesday, December 28. Staff will be taking a break during this holiday period, and then will be preparing for the New-Year’s retreat beginning December 31.

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Four-Day New Years’ Retreat with Wayne Coger

December 31, 2021 - January 4, 2022

Wayne Coger has led retreats since 2001. He worked with Toni Packer for more than 30 years, and has been a staff member of the Center since 1983, currently serving as administrator. Previously, he studied at the Rochester Zen Center. Wayne writes: Toni Packer asked me if I would share the work that we do with others. While I have never had any desire to become a ‘teacher,’ exploring the work of meditative inquiry has been my deepest joy and…

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January 2022

Three-day Retreat with Susan Schepp

January 14, 2022 - January 17, 2022

Susan will give talks and be available for private meetings during this three-day retreat. Susan Schepp has a deep commitment to meditative work and has been involved in the Center since its inception. She has a small collection of poems she’s written at the Center, including one she read during a talk last year: Ripples upon ripples stretch across the pond The golden glistening stems of cattails bend graciously in the wind paying homage to the day. Leaves released from…

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