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Coming Home to Our True Self: A Daylong Retreat for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer Communities, CC 11/9
with Jisan Tova Green and Kanzan David Zimmerman
Sunday, November 9, 2014

Zen and mindfulness practices offer a unique opportunity for queer- and same-gender-loving-identified folks to be together in spiritual community.


The Attending Eye: A Photography and Poetry Workshop, CC 11/15
with Genine Lentine and Shundo David Haye
Saturday, November 15, 2014

In this workshop, we will engage in different modes of attention, stimulating our receptivity and our agility of response. We'll sit zazen. We'll cultivate our close observation in a combination of writing and photography exercises. We’ll support each other’s work in an immersive, exploratory environment.


The Dharma of Motherhood: Exploring Paths to Practice As We Raise Children, CC 11/16
with Laura Burges and Patsy Creedy
Sunday, November 16, 2014

In this retreat, we will reflect on the daily practice of motherhood, with all that that includes. We will be writing personal narratives and engage in short periods of sitting and walking meditation, talk and discussion.


Enjoy the Brush, CC 11/22
with Kazuaki Tanahashi
Saturday, November 22, 2014
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

We will begin by exploring the 1700-year-old wisdom of East Asian calligraphy as we look at ancient Chinese masterpieces. Then we will engage the heart of the learning and creative process by faithfully copying selected ideographs in different styles.



Secrets of Swimming Dragon Taichi: A Daoist Way of Living, CC 11/23
with Liping Zhu
Sunday, November 23, 2014

Integrate the Daoist wisdom of body and mind into your daily life.


Joyful Mind in the Zen Kitchen, CC 12/13
with Melinda Miller and Mark Lancaster
Saturday, December 13, 2014


Join former Tassajara guest cook Melinda Miller and Zen teacher Mark Lancaster as we prepare a simple meal together while deepening the practice of attention and mindfulness.