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GRC Monthly Meditation

The Gainesville Retreat Center is pleased to announce that it will be open on the first weekend of every month for silent individual practice. Doors will open at 6pm Wednesday and close at 3pm Sunday. The meditation hall will be open 24 hours a day during these retreats which are intended for those already engaged in regular meditation practice.

A full kitchen with basic items (condiments, bread, cereal, coffee, tea) will be available and participants are invited to bring their own easy-to-prepare meals. It is requested that all reading, laptop use, and such be conducted in private rooms to not disturb the meditative atmosphere in common areas which will be in silence.

There will be a general schedule as follows although participants may come and go in accordance with ones individual practice:

Thursday: Check-in after 4 p.m.

Meditation begins at 6:00 pm

Sunday: GRC closes at 4:00 pm

8:00am -- Breakfast bell
12:30 -- Lunch bell
5:00 -- Dinner bell

(Schedule may vary depending on group requirements.)

Registered participants may reside on premises for the entire weekend, commute each day, or stay only part of the weekend. Requested donation is $20/night for overnight accommodations (space is limited) and $10/day for daily participants. Interested participants may email or call 352-213-2221 to register, at which time detailed information will be emailed.



vegetarian meal

Sample lunch: Black beans and rice, guacamole, pasta veggie salad, plantains, kale chips, flax tortilla chips

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