WPA May 2014 Mtg.

Apr 30-May 3, 2014, White Plum Asanga Meeting, Greyston, Yonkers, NY, USA Registration Fee: $125  (Registration is closed.) White Plum Asanga Meetings The fee includes lunch on thurs (May 1), lunch on fri (May 2) and lunch, including tip, on sat (May 3). It also includes council trainings. Since the group is quite large we need two council trainers. Although the council costs are included in the fee, donations to the trainers would be welcome.

Schedule

Schedule: Most meetings, including first mtg. wednesday night will be at Greyston Foundation Address: 21 Park Ave, Yonkers, NY 10703

Wednesday night:

  • 7:00 pm Member Meeting followed by the Board Meeting in the Room of Reflection.  We will have someone to assist you in front of 21 Park Ave to get to the Reflection Room. If noone is there, ask the security guard how to get to the Reflection Room.

Thursday

Park in the Greyston Bakery parking lot and enter the Bakery. They will tell you where we are meeting. Morning session: Greyston Bakery 104 Alexander Street Yonkers, NY 10703 914-375-1510

  • 9:30 meet at the Greyston Bakery for instructions by Bernie as to how the tour will proceed.
  • 10:00 am tour of Greyston led by Bernie
  • 12:00 pm Lunch at Greyston AIDS cafeteria

Lunch at Greyston will include:

  • Split Pea Soup
  • Roasted BBQ Chicken
  • Garden Salad
  • Spanish yellow rice
  • Roasted Mixed Vegetables
  • Corn bread
  • Coconut cake
  • Coffee, Tea, Bottled water

Afternoon session: (Note: Because of the large group of Teachers attending the meeting we have to split the group into two council trainings. Jared will lead the group that has not had council training before. He prefers a maximum of 20 people. This group is expected to attend both the Thursday and the Friday sessions. Carmen will lead an advanced council training for those who have had council training before.)

  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm first council training led by Jared Seide, Director, Center for Council (this is for those who haven’t had council trainings before)
  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm first council training led by Carmen (this is advanced council training for those who have had council trainings before)

Evening:

  • free time (break out groups, schmooze, rest)

Friday

Mandala Day Travel : 55 Ryder Road Ossining, NY 10562 (914) 941-7590 Find directions at this link . Parking:  Please park in the large parking lot to the right of building Dress code: Casual, no sweats or shorts please. Bring a light sweater if you often feel chilled. Meals:  Will be provided.  Breakfast  and afternoon snack will be set up in our space. Lunch will be in the cafeteria. Times:  8:30am- lunch. Breakfast and settling in will be from 8:30am-9:00am. Work begins at 9:00 sharp. Arrival: Please check in at the front desk anytime from 8:15am to 8:25am to get directions to our meeting space Morning session

  • 8:30 am Breakfast with entire staff (around 160) of Greyston on their Annual Mandala Day Gathering,
  • 9:00 am Meeting starts with entire Greyston staff
  • 12:30 pm Lunch with Greyston Staff at Mandala Day Gathering

Afternoon session

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Greyston: second council training led by Jared Seide, Director, Center for Council (this is for those who have attended Jared’s first council training on Thursday)
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Greyston: second council training led by Carmen (this is for those who have attended Carmen’s first council training on Thursday)

Evening:

  • free time (break out groups, schmooze, rest)

Saturday

  • 10:00 am Service for Maezumi Roshi in the Hudson River Zendo
  • 10:30 am Welcoming ceremony for new members
  • 11:00 am: final wrap-ups
  • 12:30-2:00 pm lunch: buffet Indian lunch. (Tip included in registration fee.)

Nuwab Restaurant 2 Hudson Street Yonkers. 914-909-9700 There is a parking lot on the SE corner of Hudson and Warburton  Ave or park on street.

Parking

Wednesday Evening:

Parking for 12 cars is available in the Greyston Foundation Parking Lot. Entrance to the lot is on Palisades Avenue (1 block west of Park Avenue.) Signs designating WPA Parking will be at the entrance on Palisades Avenue to the parking lot. Someone will direct you from the parking lot to the entrance for the meeting.

Alternate parking is on the street in front of the Foundation, Park Avenue. Metered parking, until 8pm on the street of the Foundation and free parking on Park Avenue, 1 block north of the Foundation entrance.

Thursday Morning:

Park in Greyston Bakery parking lot. Stack your cars, filling up the lot.

Greyston Bakery 104 Alexander Street Yonkers, NY 10703 914-375-1510

Thursday Afternoon:

Parking is on the street in front of the Foundation, Park Avenue. Metered parking, until 8pm on the street of the Foundation and free parking on Park Avenue, 1 block north of the Foundation entrance.

Friday Morning:

55 Ryder Road Ossining, NY 10562 (914) 941-7590 Find directions at this link . Parking:  Please park in the large parking lot to the right of building.

Friday Afternoon: (greyston staff will be at Mandala Day all day.)

Parking for 12 cars is available in the Greyston Foundation Parking Lot. Entrance to the lot is on Palisades Avenue (1 block west of Park Avenue.) Signs designating WPA Parking will be at the entrance on Palisades Avenue to the parking lot. Someone will direct you from the parking lot to the entrance for the meeting.

Alternate parking is on the street in front of the Foundation, Park Avenue. Metered parking, until 8pm on the street of the Foundation and free parking on Park Avenue, 1 block north of the Foundation entrance.

Saturday Morning:

Parking for 12 cars is available in the Greyston Foundation Parking Lot. Entrance to the lot is on Palisades Avenue (1 block west of Park Avenue.) Signs designating WPA Parking will be at the entrance on Palisades Avenue to the parking lot. Someone will direct you from the parking lot to the entrance for the meeting.

Alternate parking is on the street in front of the Foundation, Park Avenue. Metered parking, until 8pm on the street of the Foundation and free parking on Park Avenue, 1 block north of the Foundation entrance.

Housing

Sally Sonen Kealy has a list of those attending and whether they want motel housing or wish to stay with sangha members. Sangha member housing is very limited. Sonen has prices for a local motel in which several members are staying. Please email her your housing preference of either staying with local sangha, staying at a local motel or staying at your home. Those with more limited funds will be given priority at staying with local sangha. Several members (including Charles and Ellen Birx, Barbara and Roland Wegmüller, Shishin, Eve and Bernie and Egyoku) will be staying at the Hampton Inn Suites in Yonkers. We have a block of rooms so when you register please give the code: WPA.  This will bring your rate to $149 per night (double occcupancy.)  April 1 is the deadline to get the special rate. Checkout is Saturday afternoon.  You may cancel this reservation up to 24 hours ahead of time.