Since I am not going to Green Gulch at the moment, Green Gulch seems to be coming to me (by way of the following invitation). So I am going on my first Zen sesshin and help me all Buddhas and Ancestors.
July 7 to 13, 2008
Teachings by Tenshin Reb Anderson, Roshi
On Idöborg in Stockholm’s archipelago, Sweden
Come and enjoy Reb Anderson’s teachings in this exceptional setting. A small island in Stockholm’s archipelago in the Baltic sea, Idöborg makes a supporting environment for stillness and inquiry during this warm, silent and intimate retreat.
Entering, Embodying, and Enacting Truth and Justice
Unconstructed silence and stillness is the source of truth and justice. This meditation retreat offers a way of entering and realizing this source, and then emerging and embodying it in our troubled world.
The retreat will include sitting, standing and walking in stillness, teachings on this way of meditation, and group discussion. There will also be the opportunity for the individual interviews with the teacher.
REB ANDERSON, Tenshin Roshi is a lineage-holder in the Soto Zen tradition. Born in Mississipi, he grew up in Minnesota and left advanced study in mathematics and Western psychology to come to Zen Center in 1967. He practiced with Suzuki Roshi, who ordained him as a priest in 1970 and gave him the name Tenshin Zenki (“Naturally Real, The Whole Works”). He received dharma transmission in 1983 and served as abbot of San Francisco Zen Center’s three training centers (City Center, Green Gulch Farm and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center) from 1986 to 1995. Tenshin Roshi continues to teach at Zen Center, living with his family at Green Gulch Farm. He is author of “Warm Smiles from Cold Mountains: Dharma Talks on Zen Meditation” and “Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts”.