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CATSKILLS PILGRIMAGE '06

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On Saturday, August 19th, the Catskills New York Pilgrimage, known also as the "retreat of wheels," took 10 participantes to Chuang Yen Monastery where they observed a special Tibetan sand-mandala dedication ceremony. Later, 2 hours north, in Woodstock, New York, the pilgrims visited the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery (KTD) on top of a mountain. They took a tour of the facilities and visited the gift shop. In the evening, the pilgrims camped at the Rip Van Winkle campgrounds in Saugerties and rhen had delicious dinner at Landau's Grill. During the night, there was a violent rain storm and at around 10:30 p.m., some of the pilgrims abandoned ship and fled to a nearby hotel. The other pilgrims who decided to stay behind, to avoid being inundated by water, ended up sleeping in their vehicles.  
 
On Sunday, they visited the Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper for 3 1/2 hours, participating in a meditation workshop, a ritualized Zen service and listened to a dharma talk.  The monastery also served them lunch. Due to car problems, the pilgrims decided to return early Sunday after a day visiting the Woodstock village.  Overall, the participates had a great time together.
 
Below are a few pictures from Chuang Yen Monastery and the  Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery.

Chuang Yen Monastery: Shin Buddhist Retreat 06
BFF Pilgrims visit Chuang Yen Monastery, NY

Tibetan sand Mandala at Chuang Yen
Dan and Kathy look at the Tibetan sand Mandala at Chuang Yen.

Inside Chuang Yen Monastery
Mandala event: Inside Chuang Yen Monastery

Walking meditation at Chuang Yen Monastery
Walking meditation at Chuang Yen Monastery

BFF Pilgrims had dinner at Landau's Grill.
On Satueday night, during the rainstorm, BFF Pilgrims had dinner at Landau's Grill.

Taken a tour at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra
The Tara Shrine Room at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

John and Gina at KTD.
John and Gina at KTD.

Kathy poses inside KTD Monastery Shrine room
Kathy poses inside KTD Monastery Shrine room

The Shrine room of the KTD Monastery.
The magnificent shrine room of the KTD Monastery.