31st Annual Dana Dinner

  • Zen Mountain Monastery Zen Mountain Monastery
  • Zen Mountain Monastery, 871 Plank Rd Mt Tremper, NY 12457
  • Dec 14, 2019 (1 day)
  • By donation

About This Event

Every year, Zen Mountain Monastery hosts a festive and family-friendly holiday gathering for people across Ulster County who may otherwise not have such an opportunity. From its inception in 1987, this event has been offered in collaboration with the area's merchants, restaurant owners, professionals and community members who contribute food, gift items, holiday decorations, cash donations, and volunteer labor. Each year, approximately 300 folks come from area shelters, group homes, agencies, and from local neighborhoods to receive good food, music, companionship and gift-giving. The outpouring of generosity and goodwill has made this unique community collaboration a wonderful experience for all involved. The Holiday Dinner is a non-denominational event, free to all, and takes place rain or shine (or snow).

Those interested in attending this event—or donating cash, food, gifts or time—are asked to contact  Zen Mountain Monastery, at (contact info blocked) or (contact info blocked). If you are interested in staying the night before or after volunteering on the day of the event you may register online. However, please call the office if you have not previously participated in a retreat.

We accept donations from volunteers, particularly those staying overnight, but we do not set a price on that.



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We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

It would my first vacation in the mountains. I think getting away and beginning a new routine would be good for me and a friend. Dianne

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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