November 2014
7-9Tenshin Reb Anderson
Freedom From Suffering
Amelia Barili
The Power of Yoga and Qigong for Creativity and Self-Healing

Tenshin Reb Anderson

Freedom From Suffering

November 7-9

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The historical Buddha taught that the end of suffering is the renunciation and letting go of all craving and clinging. Later the gentle Buddha’s teachings developed and the path of peace was expanded to become both the abandonment of craving and the non-abandonment of the world of birth and death. This is the path of enlightening beings who aspire to authentic enlightenment in order to serve all beings and work effectively for the welfare of the world.  This three-day retreat will focus on the practice of this path.  The retreat includes periods of quiet sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, group discussions, and individual meetings with the teacher, as time allows. The schedule allows plenty of free time to rest, relax, and enjoy the autumn mountains and wide-open 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).

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    Cost Per Person
    (including tuition, meals, lodging, and facilities use)
    Housing TypeCost
    Commuting (Day use, meals & facilities)$349
    Own Van$377
    Own Tent$377
    Dormitory (4-7 to a room)$431
    Triple (3 to a room)$453
    Double (2 to a room or cabin)$473
    Double with Bath (2 to a room)$497
    Single (1 to a room or cabin)$535
    Single with Bath (1 to a room)$585

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  • A deposit of $100 is required with registration. Balance is due upon arrival.
    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.