Allentown, PA and the Pinnacle: April 22-27

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_btn title=”Apply for this Section” color=”success” link=”|title:Application||”][vc_column_text]This leg of the retreat will start at a venue to-be-determined in or near Allentown, PA, on Sunday, April 22nd. We will get on the Appalachian Trail Sunday afternoon/evening nearby town (Lehigh Furnace Gap, PA) and continue on foot along the A.T. to arrive near PA501-501 Shelter, PA, by Friday, April 27th. Here is an approximate map of the hike on Google Maps:

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Proposed Sunday DOM Schedule
9am Guided Sitting Meditation/Singing
9:30 Dharma Talk
11am Walking Meditation
12pm Lunch (Eating Meditation)
1pm Total Relaxation/Closing Circle with those departing (if not possible on Friday)
2pm Q&A Panel with Dharma teachers
Simultaneous Welcoming Orientation/Logistics for New Arrivals

Proposed Daily Schedule (Monday-Friday)
6am Wake up
6:30am Sitting Meditation (30mins) and Touching the Earth (15mins)
7:30am Breakfast
8am Prepare Lunch/Break Camp
9am Short Inspiring Talk (20-30mins)
9:30am-1pm Hiking in Noble Silence (impromptu sitting meditation along the way)
1pm Lunch
1:30pm Total Relaxation/Rest
2:00pm-5:00pm Hiking (with mindful conversation)
5pm Set Up Camp and Cook Dinner
6:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Dharma Sharing/Tea Meditation (Formal/Informal) (2-3 groups)
9pm Sitting Meditation (15 mins)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]