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A Calm Night by Candlelight

April 13th

After the immense success of our event last year, we are thrilled to announce the return of a unique and enlightening experience to Central Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 13th!


Once again, we welcome American Buddhist Monks from Thailand, Venerable Michael and Venerable Nick, who will graciously guide us through the art of meditation while sharing their profound wisdom and invaluable techniques for quieting the mind. This unique evening is a secular event focused on learning meditation techniques from experienced teachers, regardless of religious beliefs. Join us to explore the benefits of mindfulness and relaxation with guidance from experts in the field. 


In today's fast-paced world, where the demands of life often leave us feeling overwhelmed and stressed, it has become increasingly important to equip ourselves with tools for improving our overall wellness.

Let's learn some tools for improving our wellness!

Meditation offers us the opportunity to pause, breathe, and find solace amidst the chaos. Its benefits are manifold, ranging from heightened self-awareness and reduced stress to better sleep and increased empathy. Whether you're an athlete or not, meditation knows no bounds in its capacity to enhance our lives.


While our passion at RCW Athletic Club lies in tennis, our overarching goal remains the improvement of holistic wellness. Therefore, we invite you to join us for this FREE, one-of-a-kind event where you can glean invaluable meditation tools and tips directly from the experts.

NEW THIS YEAR: To start the evening, RCW Owner George Zink will take the stage with Venerable Nick and Venerable Michael for a panel discussion. During this time, George will ask some frequently asked questions and seek practical tips that we can all apply to our lives.


Don't miss out on this opportunity to invest in your well-being and embark on a journey towards inner peace and serenity. Mark your calendars and spread the word—we look forward to welcoming you once again!


Come join us for this FREE, one-of-a-kind event, and learn meditation tools and tips from the experts!

You do not have to have any previous skill or experience level in meditation. This event is free and open to people of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs! Come out, bring a friend, and enjoy this rare opportunity to learn a skill that can bring immeasurable benefit both on and off the court! 

The Schedule

6:30PM - 6:45PM - people should try to arrive around this point in order to socialize, meet a new friend, have some complimentary snacks, and start to find their seats on the court while we have some peaceful music playing in the background. As it gets closer to 6:45 pm, the emcee will invite everyone to be seated as the Buddhist monks and George Zink (Owner of RCW) take their seats on the stage in order to officially start the panel discussion.

6:45PM - 7:30PM- this portion of the night will include a discussion facilitated by George where he will pose some commonly asked questions to the monks such as how to meditate more effectively, how to stay emotionally grounded and centered amidst a busy lifestyle, and other practical tips of wisdom that the monks have to help us all navigate our daily lives with a bit more balance and inner peace.

7:30PM - 7:40PM - our emcee who happens to be a certified yoga instructor will guide you all through simple stretches/light movement/breathing exercises to loosen up the body, energize the mind, and prepare you to have a comfortable meditation.

7:40 PM - 8:30PM - after some instruction about how to meditate properly, the monk will guide everyone to light the candles throughout the event grounds and then guide us in meditation followed by spreading of loving-kindness to the entire world for a roughly 30 minute guided meditation.

8:30PM+ - after the end of the meditation, there will be some parting words shared before the end of the program at some point around 8:30pm. Everyone is welcome to stay a little bit longer to socialize, take pictures, have some refreshments, and enjoy the peaceful music and magical atmosphere of the candlelight.

Please note that since this is a public event, we will be taking some pictures of the event to help display this special evening on our social media pages.

*Large Bags prohibited. Small purses will be permitted.

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