Time: 8pm - 1am (doors open at 7:45)
The festivities will start at 8pm with a period of temple cleaning. At 9:30 we'll have noodle soup. Starting at 10:30, we'll sit three periods of zazen, the third of which will go until just past midnight. During the last period, we'll sound 108 bells that will ring in the New Year. This is a very sweet, joyful and peaceful way to celebrate this transition -- and there's also something very powerful about sitting quietly in the zendo while the city erupts with its own celebrations all around you. If you would like to attend, please contact the ino at firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP by December 28th.
There is a suggested donation of $5 to help pay for the soup.
Note: For those new to meditation, we would like to offer a short meditation instruction class at 7:00pm, before the New Year's Eve schedule begins. Please feel free to show up then if you would like to attend this introductory class. There is a $10 suggested donation for the instruction.