Dancing Mountains Diary

A Weekend of Zen

at Hebden Bridge, Birchcliffe Centre

With Brad Warner

18th October 2013 to 20th October 2013

Brad Warner, Zen Priest, Author & Punk Rock Bass Player

Hebden Bridge, Birchcliffe Centre

October 18th-20th 2013

We are delighted that Brad Warner will be returning to Hebden Bridge on Friday 18th October 2013 to host a 2 day meditation retreat. He will finish the retreat by offering a public talk discussing a variety of topics including his new book:

“There is No God and He is Always with You”

Friday 18th – Sunday 20th October

A Weekend of Zen


Brad will lead a 2 day Soto Zen retreat which will include sitting (zazen), walking (kinhin), teachings, discussion, 1-1 with Brad (dokasan), good veggie food, tea and cakes! NB you do NOT have to have any knowledge of Buddhism, meditation or punk rock to attend the weekend.

Suggested donation for weekend (including Sunday talk and all meals).

Residential £125 (sleeping in 4 bed shared rooms)

Non Residential £80
Sunday 20th October 10am – 12 noon

Public Talk

 Brad’s last talk of the retreat will be open to the wider public. He will be talking about his own experience with Buddhism in his life at this time. Please bring your questions with you to encourage lively debate! Then stay and share some lunch with us.

Suggested donation £10 (including food)

All bookings or information please contact: hebdenbridgezen@gmail.com or  07970 425932

Brad is the author of Hardcore Zen, Sit Down & Shut Up, Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate, Sex, Sin and Zen and There is No God and He is Always with You. He began studying Zen in the early 80's under Tim McCarthy, a student of Kobun Chino Roshi. Brad was ordained in the Soto School of Zen by Gudo Nishijima Roshi, co-translator of the only complete English edition of Dogen Zenji's 12th century masterpiece Shobogenzo. Before moving to California, Brad taught zazen classes and led retreats in Japan for several years. He now teaches and leads numerous retreats each year in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. Blog - http://hardcorezen.info/

Cost: £80 - £125

Rebecca - hebdenbridgezen@gmail.com - 07970 425932