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Ringing in the New Year at the Zen Center Sonoma Mountain Zen Center

Sunday December 31st - 10:30pm

Celebrate letting go of the old with a special New Year’s Eve ceremony at the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center. Starting at 10:30 p.m., enjoy an informal meal of soba noodles and mocha in the sanga house and then a half an hour of silent meditation. At midnight, participants will strike and sound the bonsho bell 108 times to welcome the Year of the Dog. Participants should bring a small piece of paper inscribed with any Karma they wish to burn away during the ceremony. Refreshments will be offered following the ceremony. The event is open to public, members, kids, family and friends. A $10 donation is appreciated.

The Sonoma Mountain Zen Center is located at 6367 Sonoma Mountain Road. Find out more at