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New Year's Eve Ceremony & Drumming Circle
Date Monday December 31
Time 9:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Location Details
Center for Urban Peace 2584 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Berkeley, CA 94704
Event Type Vigil/Ritual
Organizer/AuthorMarie Morohoshi

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2008 New Year's Eve Ceremony & Drumming Circle
Center
for Urban Peace

2584 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Monday, 31 DEC 2007

Gather beginning: 9:30pm. Ceremony begins: 10:30PM

Join the
Center for its annual New Year's Eve Ceremony in which we both release the old & manifest the new for the coming year 2008 in the Gregorian calendar. After a ritual for Renewal, we'll sit in meditation and then ring in the New Year with 108 Bells. The significance of the number 108 originates in Buddhist teachings, which specify 108 earthly desires which are the root of human suffering. With each stroke of the bell, one of these desires is cast off, and one's heart is purified in preparation for the new year.

Then, let the energy move you into our commUNITY drumming circle that will carry on until no one is left drumming. No experience needed. You are welcome to play or participate by just sitting in the circle, connecting to the collective vibration.

Please bring Drums & Percussion Instruments.
Drinks & lite snacks will be available.

Donation: FREE. Contributions welcome.
(Please note we will be videotaping this session for our informational DVD)


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Address and Directions:

Center for Urban Peace
2584 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Tel: (510) 549-3733

We're located between Parker & Blake Streets. Look for the red painted gate.

Location Map
<http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=2584+Martin+Luther+King+Jr+Way,+Berkeley,+CA+94704

Via Bart
Ashby Bart Station
From Ashby Bart Station, it's a 15-20 minute walk. Get
yourself to MLK Way, face right (northbound) towards Ashby
Avenue. Take BUS #15 (westbound) and get off at Parker Street
or walk 8 (short) blocks to 2584 MLK Way between
Parker & Blake. If you pass Dwight Way, you've gone too far.

Berkeley Bart Station
Get out to Shattuck and walk southbound towards Allston Way
and take a right at Allston and go three blocks to MLK Way.
Make a left at MLK Way (southbound) and go 5 blocks to
to 2584 MLK Way between Parker & Blake Streets.

From San Francisco
If you're coming from the other side of the pond, take the
I-80 Bay Bridge towards Berkeley and exit Ashby Avenue.
Take Ashby (eastbound) to MLK Way and take a left
(northbound)and go 8 short blocks to 2584 MLK Way
between Parker & Blake Streets. If you pass Dwight Way,
you've gone too far.

Via Bus | 15 Line
If you take the local AC Transit Bus #15 (northbound), it
will drop you off just a stone's throw from where we are
-- near the corner of MLK Way and Parker Street. For more
detailed info, please check out 511's trip planner webpage
for AC Transit Line 15 at
http://transit.511.org/schedules/routeinfo.asp?cid=AC&rte=20747

Added to the calendar on Friday Dec 28th, 2007 5:18 PM
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