Camping Retreat

The Upavana group camping retreat wrapped up last weekend.  It was a success!  The weather was great and the community of friends that gathered to meditate, eat, hike, and discuss dhamma together represented some of the friends that have done the most to help make Upavana work this year.  Many blessings to everyone involved!

The retreat was held at Savoy Mountain State Forest.  Morning and evening meditations (and even an impromptu yoga session) were held on a meadow hill overlooking the campsites all around.  Everyone pitched in together to offer food and the meals were far better than one should expect while camping!

The evening campfire discussion, with a generous amount of marshmallows, focused on the subject of Emptiness and the teachings on Not-Self.

You can see a few photos of the event on Upavana’s Instagram.