This is an opportunity for families and friends to come to Bhavana and help with maintenance chores, painting, clearing paths, and working on the kutis, etc. All are welcome to join in this casual retreat. Everyone over the age of 15 years of age must register separately. Children under the age of fifteen can be registered with a parent, boys with men and girls with women, please make sure to note the child's name and age on the registration form, thank you. Scheduled group chores will be the focal point of this weekend retreat along with meditation sessions and Dhamma talks. Please note, this is not a typical retreat schedule in that the work periods will be throughout most of the day time hours and this retreat will not be in silence while the work periods are in session. Our monastic community will share in leading the Dhamma talks and Q & A’s periods.