Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Summertime at LOW

 

Summertime greenery in Maryland

Hi friends,
We are now in the middle of summer here in Maryland, and we have had a series of visitors, our longest retreat, and a youth camp.
From May 31st until June 22nd we had thirteen of my old Dhamma students from Germany (5) and Canada (8) visiting and attending a special one week retreat from June 8-16th.
Over the Fourth of July weekend we had 36 young people ages 10-19 plus many of their parents here for our 2nd annual Dhamma Youth camp. Each morning I lead them in Yoga exercises and a short meditation session. The rest of the day consisted in various fun games and educational demonstrations including medical CPR, tying knots and Surveying 101; In the evening there was a bon fire with Dhamma themed skits acted out by the adults and students. Everyone seemed to have a nice beneficial time.
For the remainder of this year we are having four more weekend retreats here. Please visit our website for those dates: www.lionwisdom.org
Our improved/expanded restroom facilities here have increased our ability to hold multi-day retreats. we are now accepting people with meditation experience to come when they can to make short self-retreats or spend a few days in a more casual Dhamma environment.

Dhamma Youth Camp July 5-7
 Youth Camp participants

Work project of planting a tree


Evening camp fire


morning meditation


The new small lily pond with individual meditation tents


June 8-16th retreat

Retreatants from Germany and  Ottawa,Canada 



Enjoying the views from our large front porch


Klaus and Miyako enjoy a stroll on our large property



 Hiking on Sugarloaf Mountain after the retreat





A cake for my 71st birthday on June 21st


May All Beings Be Well, Peaceful and Wise

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