We human beings habitually tell stories about our bodies. Believing our stories brings suffering and distress. The buddhas have taught that the real life of our body completely transcends all our stories and the suffering that they entail. In reality our body is safe and free beyond what we know. Buddha’s teachings help us understand that the creative flow of our sensory body in its dance with the whole world is actually the path of freedom from suffering. This retreat will offer traditional and contemporary teachings to guide and encourage us in realizing our true body of peace and freedom. The retreat will include periods of quiet sitting and walking meditation together with teachings and group discussions. The schedule will allow plenty of free time to rest, relax, and enjoy the springtime mountains and skies.
TENSHIN REB ANDERSON practiced Zen with Master Shunryu Suzuki who ordained him a priest in 1970. In 1983 he was made Dharma lineage holder, from 1986 to 1995 he was Abbot of Zen Center (Green Gulch Farm, San Francisco, and Tassajara Zen Center), and currently he is Senior Dharma Teacher. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mathematics and Personality Psychology. In addition to traditional Zen meditation and teachings, he has specialized in Buddhist psychology, philosophy, and the relationship of Zen to social and ecological crises of our times. He is author of Warm Smiles From Cold Mountains: Dharma Talks on Zen Meditation (1995) and Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts (2001). His newest book is The Third Turning of the Wheel: Wisdom of the Samdhinirmocana Sutra (2012).
For more information see www.rebanderson.org.
- Continuing Education Credit for nurses, LMFT's, and LCSW's.
- Fulfills the spiritual practice prerequisite for John F. Kennedy University's Graduate School for Holistic Studies.
(including tuition, meals, lodging, and facilities use)
|Commuting (Day use, meals & facilities)||$330|
|Mount Madonna Center Tent||$370|
|Dormitory (4-7 to a room)||$408|
|Triple (3 to a room)||$428|
|Double (2 to a room or cabin)||$446|
|Double with Bath (2 to a room)||$470|
|Single (1 to a room or cabin)||$506|
|Single with Bath (1 to a room)||$552|
- A deposit of $100 is required with registration. Balance is due upon arrival.
- CANCELLATION or CHANGE in REGISTRATION
Deposits are non-refundable and are not transferable to another person. For cancellations received at least 2 weeks before the program starts, the deposit less a $50 fee will be credited to any other program within one year. No credit is available for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the program start date, for no-shows, or for leaving an event early. Housing changes incur a $20 change fee.
- Registration check-in for this program is from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
- Dinner is served from 5:30-6:30 pm on Friday and 5:00-6:00 pm on other days.
- If you will be arriving late, please ask us to save a dinner for you.
- Orientation begins at 7:00 pm.
- The program will end at 1:00 pm on the final scheduled day.