DANCING MOUNTAINS

SOTO ZEN SANGHA IN THE LINAGE OF SHUNRYU SUZUKI ROSHI

Dancing Mountains Diary (Feb 19)

Group Facilitators Support and Study Retreat

at Warminster

With Ingen Breen

22nd October 2016 to 23rd October 2016

A weekend some time in  October for group facilitators and those interested in developing these skills to get together and be supported by Ingen Breen and each other in developing our practice as group facilitators.

There will be an opportunity for silent practice and practice sharing as well as:

o    A chance to support each other in a practice setting
o    Support in running study groups, sharing study material & ideas
o    Support in leading discussions
o    Support offering meditation instruction, including posture, kinhin form etc.
o    Doanryo practice

The Dancing Mountains AGM will take place on Sunday 23 October at 2-4pm. The venue for this w/e is The  Manor House, Ash Walk, Warminster BA12 8PY

The Group Facilitators Support and Study Retreat, to be led by Ingen Breen, is intended to help group facilitators and sangha members develop their capacity to lead local groups by learning skills and practices for leading study groups, offering mediation guidance and developing understanding and practice of Soto Zen form and rituals among other discussions to consolidate sangha practice in our  local areas. All our sangha, whether a member or not, are very welcome to attend and we look forward to practising with you then.

It is our intention that the AGM should be as informal as possible within the legal structure of our Community Interest Company.  We feel it is vital our membership support these meetings so we can maintain the democratic nature of our sangha. Please put this date in your diary and attend if you possibly can.

Costs for Group Facilitators Support and Study Retreat+ AGM 

Single Room for 2 nights (food/ teaching/dana costs inclusive) £115

Single Room shared bathroom (food/teaching/dana costs inclusive) £108

Room only shared occupancy (food/teaching/dana costs inclusive) £100

 

If there are financial restraints on the possibility of you attending this weekend please send an e-mail or letter to Membership Sec. Michael  melsmere@hotmail.com, Westerly, Washbourne, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7UF so that consideration may be given to a bursary for part or for the whole weekend.

Rooms will be booked on a first come first served basis. Please book by at latest Monday 3 October.

Pay by Bank Transfer to DM Zen Sangha CIC 

The Co-operative Bank plc 

Sort code 08-92-99, 

Account 65323036 Under Reference put: 21-Oct - your_name

or by cheque made out to Dancing Mountains Zen to 

Chris Brown 40 Woolacombe Road, Liverpool, L16 9JQ

Please email Chris to inform him on chrisb.by.name@gmail.com once you have sent payment.

These events may offer the following opportunities:

o   A chance to support each other in a practice setting

o   Support in running study groups, sharing study material & ideas

o   Support in leading discussions

o   Support offering meditation instruction, including posture, kinhin form etc.

o   Doanryo practice

Cost: £100 - £115

Angyu Devin Ashwood & Rebecca Habergham - devin@dancingmountains.org.uk - 07875155464