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Editorial

By Angyu Devin Ashwood

This issue announces the Dancing Mountains Annual General Meeting and retreat weekend, which has been an intimate and nurturing event in the past and we hope you can support us by coming along.  We also offer details of another Rohasu sesshin, this time with Ingen Breen and David Haye, a wonderful opportunity to deepen practice together in this traditional re-enactment of the Buddha's enlightenment.  We offered a Rohatsu last, two years ago and it was deeply appreciated by all who attended.

An important book review by Catherine, fascinating retreat report by Sue and contributions of some wonderful poetry and writing all make what may be the last Mountain Silence for a while well worth taking time out for.

I am stepping back as the coordinating editor of the newsletter and so far no-one has offered to step into these shoes, so until they do, I am sorry to say this quarterly publication will live up to its name and be truly silent!  We hope you enjoy this last (for a while) Mountain Silence, may it find an auspicious re-birth in the not so distant future, when someone offers themselves to fill the void. It has been wonderful to facilitate this vehicle so far and I am happy to offer wholehearted support and guidance to anyone who is interested in breathing life into it once more.

with deep bows to all,

Angyu Devin Ashwood


Book Review

Notes on The Hidden Lamp

By Catherine Gammon

The new koan collection, The Hidden Lamp, edited by Zenshin Florence Caplow and Reigetsu Susan Moon, takes as ... Read more

Retreat Report

Joy and Jhanas

By Sue Blackmore

A strange thing has happened. I took a retreat that was utterly different from any I’ve been on before. I learned new skills, entered states I never knew existed... Read more

Poetry

Swan

By Chris Roe

Preening,
Soft, virgin white feathers,
Aware of my presence
But not of my world.
 
Before me, another world,<... Read more

Article

Dharma Ripples?

By Michael Elsmere

Old pond . . .
a frog leaps in
water's sound
Basso (1644-1694)

When does a retreat begin and when does it finish?
Already several weeks, ev... Read more

Article

A visit to Rinso-in

By Francis Checkley Anryu Chiu

We had been in Osaka for our daughter's wedding, when it occurred to us that perhaps Suzuki Roshi's temple may be in the vicinity. In fact, it was about three hours on... Read more


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Next Issue
The next edition is as yet unscheduled, however, we welcome your articles, poetry, pictures, letters, retreat reflections and book reviews for the time Mountain Silence is re-born!
Submissions to the Newsletter/Website:
Devin Ashwood, 07875 155464
Address: 18 Westfield, Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0BT
devin@dancingmountains.org.uk

 

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Events

Good Friendship and Perfect Wisdom

at Zen Garden, Sweden

with Tenshin Reb Anderson Roshi

16th August 2014 to 23rd August 2014

7 day retreat - BOOKING RE-OPENED, Last few places

Cost: £260-£460

rebineurope@gmail.com


Dancing Mountains AGM Retreat

at Warminster

3rd October 2014 to 5th October 2014

A weekend of sitting together and our AGM meeting

Cost: £55

07875155464 devin@dancingmountains.org.uk


2 day Retreat

at Hebden Bridge

with Brad Warner

6th November 2014 to 8th November 2014

Brad Warner 2 day residential retreat

07970 425932 hebdenbridgezen@gmail.com


November Intensive Practice Period

at Hebden Bridge

with Ingen Breen

12th November 2014 to 30th November 2014

Practice opportunities with Ingen Breen in Yorkshi

07970 425932 hebdenbridgezen@gmail.com


Rohatsu sesshin 2014

at Sandymount, Crosby

with Ingen Breen

3rd December 2014 to 9th December 2014

Rohatsu sesshin

Cost: £390

07875155464 devin@dancingmountains.org.uk


Manchester & Salford Soto Zen Group

at Spiritual Care Centre, 3rd Floor, Hope Building, S

1st March 2015 to 1st March 2020

Sitting group at Salford and Manchester Soto Zen G

Cost: Donation

07786369682 frances@compassionfield.com


Evening Talk with Ingen Breen

at Totness

with Ingen Breen

6th March 2015

6 March Evening talk with Ingen Breen

Cost: Enquire

melsmere@hotmail.com


Sewing Afternoon

at Bruton, Somerset

with Ingen Breen

9th March 2015

Rakasu sewing support in Bruton

Cost: By Donation

07875 155464 devin@dancingmountains.org.uk


Evening Talk with Ingen Breen

at Glastonbury, Somerset

with Ingen Breen

9th March 2015

A Dharma talk in Glastonbury

Cost: By Donation

07875 155464 devin@dancingmountains.org.uk


Equinox Sesshin

at Boghill Centre, Co. Clare, Ireland

with Ingen Breen

24th March 2015 to 28th March 2015

4 day residential sesshin

Cost: Please enquire

ingenstheme@gmail.com


All Day Zen

at Calderdale Yoga Centre, Hebden Bridge, England

with Ingen Breen

9th April 2015

One day sesshin

Cost: Please enquire

rebeccahabs@googlemail.com


3 day Retreat and Dancing Mountains AGM

at Sandymount Retreat Centre, Crosby, Merseyside

with Catherine Gammon

17th April 2015 to 19th April 2015

Retreat and AGM in Crosby, Merseyside

Cost: £170

07786369682 Mountaindancing1@yahoo.co.uk


Day sitting in Brighton

at Patcham, Brighton

18th April 2015

Brighton Day Sit in Patcham all welcome hosted by Chris Myoji Yu Shu contact Chris & Clare Hannah please via chrisjhannah25@gmail.com to book a place

chrisjhannah25@gmail.com


“If a true word can’t be spoken..."

at Hebden Bridge

with Catherine Gammon

24th April 2015 to 27th April 2015

A range of events with Catherine Gammon

Cost: Enquire

07970 425932 hebdenbridgezen@gmail.com


Rakusu sewing day

at Bruton

with Catherine Gammon

4th May 2015

Support sewing your Rakusu in Somerset

Cost: By Donation

07875 155464 devin@dancingmountains.org.uk


Evening Talk

at Glastonbury, Somerset

with Catherine Gammon

4th May 2015

An evening talk in Glastonbury

Cost: By Donation

07875 155464 devin@dancingmountains.org.uk


Writing as a Wisdom Project weekend

at Norfolk

with Catherine Gammon

8th May 2015 to 10th May 2015

A writing retreat in Norfolk

Cost: £125.00

carolhunter135@hotmail.com


Group Facilitators weekend

at Norfork

19th June 2015 to 21st June 2015

Sangha building in Norfolk

Cost: Enquire

carolhunter135@hotmail.com


3 Day Sesshin

at Glastonbury, Somerset

with Ingen Breen

11th July 2015 to 13th July 2015

A 3 day sesshin with Ingen Breen in Glastonbury

Cost: £115

07875 155464 devin@dancingmountains.org.uk


With Nothing to Attain, Teachings from the Heart Sutra

at Hope House, Hebden Bridge

with Ingen Breen

24th July 2015 to 26th July 2015

Weekend Retreat with Ingen Breen in Hebden Bridge

Cost: Suggested donation £60 includes dana for Ingen

07970 425932 hebdenbridgezen@gmail.com


Seven Day Retreat

at Sweden/Fellingsbro - Zengården

with Reb Anderson

15th August 2015 to 22nd August 2015

7 day Sesshin

Cost: Please enquire

rebineurope@gmail.com


Hebden Bridge Practice Period

at Hebden Bridge

with Ingen Breen

15th February 2016 to 13th May 2016

A 3 month practice period located in Hebden Bridge

Cost: Please enquire

rebeccahabs@googlemail.com


2 Day Sesshin

at Calderdale Yoga Centre, Hebden Bridge

with Ingen Breen

20th February 2016 to 21st February 2016

A formal Zen practice weekend

Cost: Please enquire

rebeccahabs@googlemail.com


Weekend sesshin in Glastonbury

at Glastonbury, Somerset

with Ingen Breen

27th February 2016 to 28th February 2016

A two day, non-residential sesshin with Ingen Bree

Cost: £75

07875155464 devin@dancingmountains.org.uk


All Day Zen

at Calderdale Yoga Centre, Hebden Bridge, England

with Ingen Breen

12th March 2016

One day sesshin

Cost: Please enquire

rebeccahabs@googlemail.com


All Day Zen

at Ingen-ji, Dublin

with Ingen Breen

19th March 2016

One day sesshin

Cost: Please enquire

ingenstheme@gmail.com


All Day Zen

at Belfast

with Ingen Breen

20th March 2016

One day sesshin

Cost: Please enquire

j.uhlemann@btinternet.com


CANCELLED: Weekend sesshin in Devon with Ingen Breen

at Devon

with Ingen Breen

16th April 2016 to 17th April 2016

A two day sesshin with Ingen Breen in Devon

Cost: £TBA

melsmere@hotmail.com


All Day Zen

at Ingen-ji, Dublin

with Ingen Breen

23rd April 2016

One day sesshin

Cost: Please enquire

ingenstheme@gmail.com


All Day Zen

at Belfast

with Ingen Breen

24th April 2016

One day sesshin

Cost: Please enquire

j.uhlemann@btinternet.com


Two Day Sesshin

at Hebden Bridge

with Ingen Breen

7th May 2016

Non-residential Two Day Sesshin

Cost: Please enquire

rebeccahabs@googlemail.com


Dancing Mountains AGM

at Hebden Bridge

with Ingen Breen

8th May 2016

The Dancing Mountains Annual General Meeting

Cost: N/A

07875155464 devin@dancingmountains.org.uk


Day retreat

at Brighton

with Diana Gerrard

11th June 2016

A day sitting together in Brighton

Cost: Donation

07973913985 chrisjhannah25@gmail.com


All Day Zen

at Belfast

with Ingen Breen

18th June 2016

All day Zen retreat

Cost: Suggested donation Full Day £12 - Half day £6

07743 841415 info@maitristudio.net


Weekend Retreat

at Totness

with Ingen Breen

25th June 2016 to 26th June 2016

A non-residential weekend retreat

Cost: £Enquire

mbcheckley@hotmail.com


Half day sit

at Hebden Bridge

2nd July 2016

Sit with the Hebden Bridge community

Cost: £5 donation suggested

07970 425932 hebdenbridgezen@gmail.com


Returning to the Source

at At The Boghill Centre, Ireland

with Ingen Breen and Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan

12th July 2016 to 17th July 2016

A Zen and Yoga Adventure in Ireland

Cost: €630

ingenji.info@gmail.com