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OctSOBERfest in the Gorge
October 25-27, 2019
A weekend to explore spiritual growth in recovery
from addictions, alcoholism, and other compulsions.
Come for The Whole Weekend or for
Saturday’s Speaker & Barbecue
Family, friends, and supporters are welcome at all sessions. Meditation, music, yoga, 12 step meetings, Dharma, walking the labyrinth, BBQ (meatatarian and vegetarian) accommodations, classes, meetings, fellowship, and great fun!
Barbecue Saturday 1 – 5 pm ALL are invited!
RSVP to Richard 414.587.4065 or email richard.withers@att.net
Call 509.395.2030 (or e-mail business@tlabbey.com) for accommodations
Special Guest Speaker: Gary Sanders on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 am.
Contributions appreciated but there are no fees for programs and meals
Agenda Outline for OctSoberFest weekend – October 25-27, 2019
Sponsored by The Mount Adams Zen Temple, Trout Lake Abbey, 46 Stoller Drive,
Trout Lake, Washington 9865,
and by
A Fresh Step, an independent community program of Cultureseed.org
Friday Evening:
4:00 p.m. campers/lodgers check-in
5:00 p.m. Soup and Salad – Dining Hall (back up – Fireplace room)
6:30 p.m. options for meditation:
Temple evening meditation, labyrinth walking,
7:30 p.m. Welcome to Abbey & OctSoberFest weekend (Mountain Rm)
8:00 p.m. Introduction to mindfulness recovery traditions/programs
Showing the Video: “Cultivate: Compassion” (10 minutes)
Panel and Discussion
Recovery Dharma, 11th Step, Mindfulness in Recovery®
9:00 to 9:30 p.m. A ‘good-night’ singalong
8:00 Breakfast: in the Dining Hall (back-up in the Fireside Room)
Informational & Educational Tables will be set up
9:00 Mindfulness practice, Spiritual Growth Meetings (your choice):
Meditation (Temple), Recovery Dharma meeting (Fireside Room),
Gentle, Trauma-informed Yoga, (Mountain Room, bring mats)
Walking Meditation (Labyrinth)
10:15 Morning Welcome and Introduction to the Day
(Mountain Room)
10:30 Keynote Speaker, Gary Sanders
11:15 Tea break
11:30 Panel – Recovery in the Columbia Gorge
12:15 Set-up, fire-up the grills and begin socializing
1:00 – 5:00 OctSoberFest in the Columbia Gorge
food, friendship and fun, live music offerings, information tables,
short ‘commercials’ about programs and meetings in the
Columbia Gorge region, tours of The Abbey grounds
5:00 – 6:00 clean-up
6:00 – 7:00 leisure time…
7:00 Ghost and “hungry ghost” stories in Druid Sanctuary
Brown paper bag skits (costume-construction materials will be
available for those so inclined)
8:30 sing-along and good night
Sunday Morning:
8:00 breakfast (pancakes, etc.)
9:00 Choices: Recovery Dharma and 11th Step Meditation (Temple),
walking (Labyrinth),
Gentle – Restorative Yoga (Mountain Room, bring your mats)
10:00 Tea and Coffee Break
10:15 Discussion and Brainstorming
– Future Directions in Columbia Gorge Recovery
11:00 wrap-up and send-off