Shawangunk Ridge Trail: April 8-13

This leg of the retreat will start at 9am Blue Cliff Monastery, 3 Mindfulness Rd., Pine Bush, NY on Sunday, April 8th. We plan to leave on foot from the monastery to hike mindfully up onto Shawangunk Ridge, and then continue down along the Shawangunk Ridge Trail to where it meets the Appalachian Trail near Port Jervis, NY, finishing near the Culver’sĀ Gap parking area on Friday, April 13th.

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)