TEA + NATURE RETREAT

JULY 27-28, 2019

Welcome to our first tea + nature retreat. The focus of this retreat is on the importance of water in a Tea practice. We will gather our own spring water from an artesian spring and perform a water comparison experiment.

 

We will begin in Brooklyn with meditation + breakfast before driving together to Stokes State Forest. Below you can find more information about the schedule, location, and what to bring.

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This trip will have periods of noble silence. Please refer to the schedule.

SIGN UP

To sign up for this trip you must fill out THIS form by July 19th.

SCHEDULE

DAY 1

SATURDAY, JULY 27

 

Arrive at 7:15am

Orientation (Brooklyn)

 

8:00am

Meditation

 

8:30am

Breakfast + Cleanup*

 

9:15am

*Drive to Stokes State Forest

 

11:30am

Water Gathering*

 

12:30pm

Lunch + Cleanup

 

2:00pm

Check into Accommodations + Quiet Rest

 

4:30pm

Tea Ceremony* + Water Discussion

 

6:30pm

Quiet Rest

 

8:00pm

Meditation

 

9:15pm

Chanting

 

9:30pm

Take Rest

*Noble silence until after breakfast

DAY 2

SUNDAY, JULY 28

 

8:00am

Meditation

 

9:00am

Breakfast + Cleanup*

 

10:00am

Water Experiment

 

12:00pm

Lunch + Cleanup + Quiet Rest

 

2:30pm

Closing Tea Ceremony*

Note: Activities marked * are to be conducted in Noble Silence. This means refraining from verbal and physical communication.

LOCATION

Stokes State Forest

1 Coursen Rd, Branchville, NJ 07826

Google Maps

We have 2 lean-tos reserved. They are small minimalist cabins. Each sleeps 6 people. We must bring our own bedding.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Clothing for warm weather, sleeping, and meditation

  • Bedding for sleeping on floors of lean-to: sleeping bag or blanket, padding, sheets, and pillow

  • Water Bottle

  • Meditation Cushion + Blanket/Towel for sitting outdoors

  • Bathing Towel

  • Toiletries

  • Rain Jacket + Boots if rain forecasted

  • Flashlight

  • Bathing Suit - There is a spring and a lake that you may want to visit.

FOOD

We will be preparing nutritious vegetarian food for breakfast and lunch. Please be mindful of this gift. If you have questions, please email.

RIDE SHARE

To coordinate a ride, please use THIS carpool board.

DONATIONS

DONATIONS

This retreat is shared on a donation basis. We welcome your generosity upon completion of the retreat. Donations beyond the food, travel, and accommodation costs will go to the Light Meets Life free tea center fundraiser.