Ringing in the New Year – Dec. 31

Ringing in the New Year

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023, 8 pm through Midnight, January 1, 2024
With Sosan Theresa Flynn, Koji Acquaviva, and Taizan Alford
Dinner Provided
In-Person Only

A fun alternative New Year’s Eve celebration. Sosan, Koji and Taizan will lead us as we thoroughly and joyfully clean the temple, making things “shiny and new” for the coming year. Talking is allowed during the evening’s work practice! After working, we’ll all enjoy delicious soba noodles (prepared by Koji). Finally, we’ll sit zazen and listen to the temple bells as we ring in the new year. 

If you would rather not drive home at midnight, sleeping overnight at the center is an option, and Taizan will serve as our overnight guest manager. For this option, bring your own sleeping bag (and breakfast food to share, if you like).


Clouds in Water relies on a Gift Economics Model of resource transparency, suggested sliding scale tiers and no set fees in order to balance financial sustainability, the Buddhist practice of generosity, justice and equity. Clouds in Water is a community supported temple, relying primarily on the donations and class fees that our sangha offers.

Sliding Scale – All are welcome. No one will be turned away for lack of funds!

  • Level 1: $50 (covers teacher payments, Clouds admin/staffing, food, and makes it possible for more people to attend who cannot afford the full amount)
  • Level 2: $25 (covers teacher payments, Clouds admin/staffing and food)
  • Level 3: $10 (covers Clouds admin/staffing and food)
  • Your Level: You choose the amount. No one is turned away due to inability to pay.

“We know in our hearts that there is a different way to be, a different way to live. Our generosity with one another is indeed resistance to the greed and fear that oppresses us. We provide for one another out of love for each other and love for ourselves. When we give, we acknowledge that all beings want to be happy.”

-Jacoby Ballard

Registration ends 12/28/23.  If you wish to register after registration has closed email info@cloudsinwater.org.