schedule

What’s the schedule? Anything we want it to be!

Primarily we will spend time gazing and sharing and revving up the engine of transmission, having discussions, taking walks around the fields and hiking through the woods, enjoying yoga and dance, and just plain hanging out and celebrating summer together. In the evenings there are some planned activities and there’s also room for being mutuality, making music, and stargazing.

We’ll create an eclectic menu of other activities around the sittings based on the group’s collective interests and talents. Tell us if you would like to lead an activity when you register for the Celebration. Here’s a general overview of the schedule and this is subject to change.

Wednesday, July 12th

  • Setup Day – help with site setup and/or setup your own camp (no catering, no food provided, take out order for pizza and salad for the evening meal)

Thursday, July 13th

  • Breakfast (starts at 7:00 am)
  • Morning Activities (7:45 am – 8:45 am)
  • Opening Ceremony (9:00 am)
  • Morning Large Group (9:30 am – 11:45 am) – Retreat introduction, teacher introductions, and more
  • Lunch (Noon – 1:00 pm)
  • Afternoon Sittings (1:00 pm – 3:45 pm) – 2 or 3 sittings led by teachers and interning teachers
  • Afternoon activities (4:00 pm – 5:45 pm)
  • Evening meal (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
  • Evening – open format, spontaneous mutuality, presentation by (?)

Friday, July 14th

  • Breakfast (starts at 7:00 am)
  • Morning Activities (8:00 am – 9:15 am)
  • Morning Sittings (9:30 – 11:45 am) – 2 to 3 sittings led by teachers and interning teachers
  • Lunch (Noon – 1:00 pm)
  • Afternoon Small Groups (1:00 pm – 3:45 pm) – 1 teacher per group
  • Quiet time (4:00 pm – 4:45 pm)
  • Activities (5:00 pm – 5:45 pm)
  • Evening meal (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
  • Creative Expressions Night  (7:30 pm – 10:00 pm) – devoted to your creations. Please bring a sample of your talent to share with the group (again, optional).  This could be from the traditional arts such as poetry, music, drama, or — surprise us.  Such contributions should be up to 5 minutes in length, and we will include as many as we can within the evening. You may bring creative work of your own, or the work of others that you find inspiring to share.

Saturday, July 15th

  • Breakfast (starts at 7:00 am)
  • Morning Activities (8:00 am – 9:15 am)
  • Morning Sittings (9:30 am – 11:45 am) – 2 to 3 sittings led by teachers and interning teachers
  • Lunch (Noon – 1:00 pm)
  • Afternoon Small Groups (1:00 pm – 3:45 pm) – 1 teacher per group
  • Quiet time (4:00 pm – 4:45 pm)
  • Activities (5:00 pm – 5:45 pm)
  • Evening meal (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
  • Bonfire/music circle (8:00 pm – ???)

Sunday, July 16th

  • Breakfast (starts at 7:00 am)
  • Morning Activities (8:00 am – 9:15 am)
  • Morning Small Groups (9:30 am – 11:45 am)
  • Lunch (Noon – 1:00 pm)
  • Closing Activities (1:00 pm – 3:15 pm)
  • Late afternoon / evening – most people will be heading back home, but you’re welcome to stay.

Arrival – Come to Amy’s farm anytime starting Wednesday morning, July 12th.  *** Please note that no meals will be provided Wednesday, July 12th.  Most likely we will order out for pizza and salad for the evening meal and pass the hat for each person’s share of the cost.

Departure – Anytime before sunset on Monday, July 17th.  *** Come join the clean up crew for breakfast. Please note that no other meals will be provided Monday, July 17th.

Questions? Please contact Amy at registrar@sacred-celebration.com or (301) 746-5405