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New Year's Retreat, 2015-2016, GGF 12/27-1/1

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Yo-on Jeremy Levie
with Yo-on Jeremy Levie
at Green Gulch Farm

Begins Sunday, December 27, 2015, at 4 pm
Ends Friday, January 1, 2016, at 11 am

This retreat held in the last days of the year offers a time of quiet and community, with a gentle schedule allowing for rest, reading and walking to nearby Muir Beach and in the hills surrounding Green Gulch Farm. Participants are invited to join the Green Gulch community in the daily schedule of early morning meditation, service, temple cleaning and breakfast. After a break, we will come together for a period of meditation, followed by a morning class. Private interviews with teachers will be available on request.

The afternoon is open for quiet reflection, hiking, reading and rest. We will meet again for the evening meal at 6 pm, and at 7:30 pm for group discussion.

This retreat includes the Green Gulch New Year's Eve Celebration. We end the retreat on the morning of January 1 with a toast at the Suzuki Roshi Memorial Site, followed by breakfast.

Fees:
  • Shared accommodations in a large room: $600.
  • Private accommodations in a small room—limited availability: $750.
  • Fees include three meals each day.
  • For those retreat participants who wish, we offer the opportunity of arriving a day earlier for the retreat, for an additional $90.
Registration: To register and to reserve accommodations, please call the Green Gulch office at 415.383.3134.

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Yo-on Jeremy Levie
Yo-on Jeremy Levie currently serves as head of practice (tanto) for Green Dragon Temple at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, where he offers talks, works individually with students, and leads sittings, classes and study groups. Prior to being tanto, he served as director at Green Gulch from 2009 to 2012. He has trained in residence at San Francisco Zen Center since 1995, having lived at each of the Center’s three temples. He was ordained by Eijun Linda Cutts in 2005 and trained as head monk (shuso) in 2009. In addition to his service on the SFZC Board of Directors, Jeremy has also served on the Board of the Marin Interfaith Council. Jeremy studied philosophy and theater at Yale University and trained as a teacher of Motion Theater improvisation. He continues to be interested in the intersection of Zen practice with Western thought and culture, and co-leads retreats on the meeting of Zen with other disciplines. He currently lives with his wife, Meg, and daughter, Elizabeth, at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center.