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Manifesting the Wisdom of the Body: A Zen Mind, Yoga Body Retreat, GGF 5/30

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Samantha Ostergaard
Do-On Robert Thomas

A summer series of Zen Mind, Yoga Body retreats at Green Gulch Farm led by Do-On Robert Thomas and Samantha Ostergaard

2015 Dates, Still Water Hall

Saturday, May 30

Saturday, July 25

Living in today’s increasingly complex and fast-paced world, it’s more important than ever to slow down and experience the stillness, balance and clarity available to us in each moment.

The integration of yoga and zazen is a profound experience. When we bring awareness to the experience of the body in the present moment, our mind is less distracted and more settled. With this comes the joy and fulfillment of awakening to each moment with the body and mind as one. Quite naturally, our innate capacity for wisdom and compassion manifests itself.

Join Samantha Ostergaard and Do-On Robert Thomas this summer as they integrate the generous spirit and profound teachings of two ancient spiritual traditions—Yoga and Zen Buddhism—in these upcoming Manifesting the Wisdom of the Body retreats.

Fee: $240, $216 current SFZC members, $192 limited income . Some partial scholarships available; see below. Please note that the retreat fee does not include accommodations. See Accommodations at Green Gulch.

Registration and Overnight Accommodations: To register and to reserve accommodations, call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).

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Samantha Ostergaard
Samantha Ostergaard is a Zen student and yoga teacher who has used yoga to support her zazen practice for almost fifteen years. Her teaching of yoga is deeply influenced by Zen Buddhism, and in her retreats she teaches yoga as a meditative practice of paying close attention to the body, the breath, and the mental and emotional processes. Samantha lived and practiced at Tassajara for three years, receiving lay ordination from Zoketsu Norman Fischer in 2000.

Do-On Robert Thomas
For 21 years Robert has been studying and practicing Zen Buddhism, and he received dharma transmission from Zoketsu Norman Fischer in 2009. He served as president of San Francisco Zen Center for seven years, overseeing the three temples. His teaching is focused on helping people extend the deeply grounded yet expansive awareness of Zen meditation into the activities of daily life. He is also a visiting Dharma teacher at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, NM.