A four mile day hike to close the mountains to practice.
Join us for a meditation hike to gem of the Chuckanuts: Oyster Dome. Our final mindful foray into the local mountains to close the season.
This popular local destination, a prominent rocky outcrop on the southwest face of Blanchard mountain, will be our place of Closing the Mountains for the ending of our ritual hiking season.
This hike, inspired by traditions on Tibetan sacred mountains where the last ritual circuit of the season was performed by priests putting the mountain to rest, will be a 4 mile round trip with about a 500’ elevation gain.
Meet at the Dharma Hall for carpooling at 9am. Those coming from Skagit can meet us at the trailhead at the Samish Overlook at 9:30, via the Alger exit (please indicate in the RSVP registration where you will meet us).
To make a very full day consider joining the zendo practice at 6:00am that morning.
We'll return to the Dharma Hall about 4pm.To come on this hike please RSVP with the registration form. Click the "Register" button to the left to start the process. If you choose to offer dana (details on Dana Paramita here) please visit our Dana page. Unlike our "indoor" retreats dana is not generally collected during the event.