Dancing Mountains Diary

Zen Practice of Perfect Wisdom

at Hebden Bridge

With Tenshin Reb Anderson

21st July 2013 to 28th July 2013

21st-28th July 2013
Hebden Bridge

Reb Anderson, Tenshin Roshi is a lineage-holder in the Soto Zen tradition. Born in Mississippi, 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’, ‘Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts’ and ‘The Third Turning of the Wheel: Wisdom of the Samdhinirmocana Sutra’.


You may arrive after 3pm on Sunday 21 July and the retreat will start officially at 7pm – please indicate your arrival time so that we know if you will be with us for dinner and if you are not able to arrive before 6pm, please let us know. It will end after lunch on Sunday 28 July. 


The retreat will be held primarily in silence. It will include traditional Zen forms and ceremonies and will follow a set schedule.  Instruction for newcomers will be given. There will also be opportunity to ask questions of the teacher. 


Accommodation is in shared bedrooms (gender separate) or in personal tents near the zendo.  We will be offering wholesome vegetarian food that will be primarily vegan.  Please bring your own sitting gear or contact us if you require some.  Information about travelling to Hebden Bridge will be sent with confirmation of registration. 


To book, please send the following booking form with a non-refundable deposit of £100 by 25 May 2013, to Wendy Klein, 6 Roe Walk, Cambourne CB23 6EJ reb2013retreat@dancingmountains.org.uk
You may also return the information and/or form via email to the address below.  We are asking for payment in full by 1 July please.

Cost: £290 - £385

Wendy Klein - 01954 718729