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Zen Retreat — Sperryville


April 29 – May 1
Apr 29 at 5 PM to May 1 at 12 PM
11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740

Venerable Zen Master Pohwa Sunim will be visiting from Korea. We will be doing Zen meditation, Dharma talk, tea & introduction to Koan practice. We will meet Saturday in the community room at Hearthstone School. Sunday we will do a morning hike and meditation. You can come with us when you are able and leave when you need to. No fee is required, but donations can be made. All are welcome as they are. Please let us know if you are attending. We have housing available for those who will need it, also at no required cost. This is a great way to explore the practical tools we have available, and engage in a mindful community.

The schedule.

Friday April 29
Join us between 5:00 and 7 for a potluck dinner ( Please bring a dish to share)
7:00 Dharma talk by Zen Master Pohwa Sunim followed by sitting meditation until 9pm

Saturday April 30th
8:00 Morning Tea
8:20 Pohwa Sunim Introduction to koan practice, chanting & sitting meditation .
9:00 Chanting of the Heart sutra and homage to the three jewels
9:15 Silent meditation with intervals of walking meditation led Zen Master Pohwa Sunim
12:00 Lunch ( bring your own)
1:00 Dances of Universal Peace led by Lisa
2:30 Silent meditation with intervals of walking meditation led by Zen Master Pohwa Sunim
4:30 Afternoon Tea and Dharma talk and discussion with Zen Master Pohwa Sunim
5:00 Silent meditation with intervals of walking meditation led by Zen Master Pohwas Sunim
6:30 we will end the day and go have dinner

Sunday May 1
We will meet up at 9 am to go on a hike and final outdoor meditation to end the retreat

All are welcome for as long as you can join us. Come as you are for as long as you can join us.
There is no retreat fee but we do accept donations to pay for the space and travel. Most important donation is your sincere energy.

Route 629 Bridge Replacement

local governmentroad closures

CULPEPER — Route 629 (Bean Hollow Road) in Rappahannock County will be reduced to one lane for one month beginning Monday, May 2. A crew with the Virginia Department of Transportation will replace a structurally-deficient bridge over the Jordan River, which is located 0.1 mile west of Route 628 (Dearing Road) and about 2.3 miles from the road’s end.


On May 10 and May 19 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic while a crane places pre-cast concrete slabs for the bridge’s deck. Limited pedestrian access will be available during both single-day closures.


Stop signs will be placed at either end of the bridge to control two-way traffic during the single lane closure. Motorists should obey all traffic controls and be alert for workers and equipment near the open travel lane, which will be narrowed to about 9 feet.


The timber-deck bridge, built in 1961, is currently posted with a 14-ton weight limit. The upcoming work involves replacing the bridge with a structure that can carry all legal-weight vehicles.


For more information about Virginia’s bridges and VDOT’s bridge inspection program, including current conditions of the state’s bridges, FAQs and video of a bridge inspection, visit


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