A short ceremony to close the year, followed by zazen and walking meditation from 8:30pm until midnight, when the New Year is welcomed in by ringing the bell 108 times (to release 108 delusions). Then there will be a fire in the courtyard, letting go of 2019 by burning names of the deceased from the altar, accumulated scraps, and old habits that we aspire to drop away in the coming year. Tea and hot food will be served.
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Earlier Event: December 24Sobun Thanas Roshi Monthly Memorial
Later Event: January 1New Year’s Chanting of Great Perfect Wisdom Diamond Sutra