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Zen in the Wild!
A Camping Retreat

Friday – Sunday, November 18-20, in person only

$65 for Members, $90 for Nonmembers
Daytime participation for $20/day

Collier-Seminole State Park
20200 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL 34114 https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/collier-seminole-state-park

Join us for a Zen adventure in the wild! Two nights of camping and meditating at Collier Seminole Park, just a short drive from central Naples. We will take noble silence for the weekend. If you’re not up for camping, you are welcome to participate during the day. For campers, the park has showers and bathrooms (with hot water). You will need to bring all your food, water, your tent, everything you need to camp and meditate. Please register as soon as possible so we have a camp site for you. (They go fast at this park!) Read on for the schedule and registration directions.

Schedule

Friday, Nov. 18
3-6pm Check in any time between these hours and set up camp
6-7pm Dinner
7-8:30pm Welcome and Orientation, Zazen and kinhin (seated and walking meditation)

Saturday, Nov. 19
8-10am Zazen, kinhin, yoga
10-11am Extended kinhin (Silent hike)
11-noon Zazen and kinhin
noon-2pm Lunch and rest
2-4pm Zazen and kinhin
4-5pm Dharma talk and discussion
5-7 Dinner and rest
7-8:30pm Zazen and kinhin

Sunday, Nov. 20
8-10am Zazen, kinhin, yoga
10am Dharma talk and Discussion
11am Break down camp, Clean up
noon-1pm Lunch and Closing Circle
1pm check out

Registration: If you plan on camping, please register as soon as possible so we can reserve a tent site for you. They are limited and they go fast! Click the link and make the appropriate donation. (Members:$65, Nonmembers: $90) For day time participants, no need to register early, but please donate $20/day by Nov. 6th. https://zenartsflorida.com/support-us/


Open Mic, Zen Style!

Sunday, September 25th 
11:30 – 12:30 on Zoom and in person. Free for Members
Suggested donation for Nonmembers: $5-10

For this month’s Meditate and Create, all are welcome to bring us your creative talent!  Play a song, do a dance, show your art, read your poetry. It doesn’t even have to be good! It just has to come from you. Or you can simply come, sit back, and enjoy the talent.  No need to pre-register if you’ll just be listening.  Presenters will have up to 5 minutes to share. Your offering should have something to do with spiritual practice.  If you’d like to present something, email Laurie at practice@zenartsflorida.com by Friday, Sept. 23rd.


Zen Ladies’ Night
Aging, Illness, and Love: Visions of the Matriarchs

Friday, October 14th, 7-8:30pm

On Zoom and in person
Suggested donation: $15, free for members

We welcome all who identify as women to gather on this special night of deep practice and sharing. We will share stories of our women ancestors, meditate together, and share our own stories of practice and awakening through illness, aging, and love. Find the Zoom link below. Contact us for in person details.


Meditate and Create
Meet the Beats
Sunday, October 23rd, 11:30am to 1pm
On Zoom and in person
Suggested donation: $15, Free for Members

For this month’s Meditate and Create, we draw inspiration from the Beat poets. Our time together includes guided and silent meditation, discussion, and art practice (drawing, painting, writing, collage, etc.) For Zoom participants, have your art supplies handy. For in person folks, art supplies provided (or bring your own). Zoom link below. Contact us for in person details.

Zoom link to join any meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/380837494

Contact us for in person practice. https://zenartsflorida.com/contact/
Donate here for any event: https://zenartsflorida.com/support-us/



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