The Blue Ridge Zen Group will be having its Spring retreat on Flattop Mountain starting Friday, May 5 with supper at 6:00 P.M., and ending with lunch on the following Sunday, May 7.

The Flattop Zendo is located at 2400 feet in the Blue Ridge Mountains next to Shenandoah National Park. Our retreats are close to nature, with kinhin on mountain trails, and encouragement from ravens, chipmunks and other wildlife as we sit.

To help the Blue Ridge Zen Group cover expenses, we suggest a contribution of $60 for the retreat, and request prepayment to reserve your place. Make checks out to the Blue Ridge Zen Group. They may be mailed to Bill Stephens, 4425 Advance Mills Rd., Earlysville, VA 22936 or dropped off at the Broad Ave. Zendo. There will be a full refund up one week before we start, if you change your mind. Scholarships are available.

Donít forget to bring a sleeping bag, a towel, work clothes, and clothes for cooler mountain weather, a flashlight, and your Buddha Nature.