You are welcome to join us on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at the Mauthe Center from 6:00 – 7:30 PM for the New Year Ceremony. Each year at the New Year we share the New Year’s Ceremony to pay respect to our teachers and our ancestors. The ceremony is from Chanting from the Heart: Buddhist Ceremonies and Daily Practices and includes sitting meditation, touching the earth, sutra reading, and discussion time to share about our ancestors. Everyone is invited to bring items and/or pictures of familial or spiritual ancestors to place on the ancestral altar. This ceremony will take the place of our regular practice session. At the end of the ceremony some may wish to participate in hugging meditation as a form of “beginning anew” in order to close the ceremony and enter into the new year with open hearts and harmony between each other.