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The Mind and Body of Practice: A Zen and Yoga Retreat at the Winter Solstice, GGF 12/18 - 12/20

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Ingen Breen
Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan
Interview—Yoga to Balance Light and Dark, Heaven and Earth, Mind and Body (2013)
with Ingen Breen and Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan
in Still Water Hall at Green Gulch Farm

December 18 - 20, 2015    
4 pm Friday - 1 pm Sunday

Experience the joy and wonder of balancing mind and body amid the deep quiet of Green Gulch Farm as we approach the winter solstice.

Explore the core of both traditions, discovering how they support and complement each other, as we bring our lives into a deeper, fuller and richer communication with reality. Alternating between sitting meditation and yoga asana, we come to appreciate how the practices are both different and the same, not two and not one. A full schedule of Zen and Yoga sessions is offered, providing the opportunity to experience an intensive retreat (see schedule). Participation is flexible, however, and you are free to take time to walk about and enjoy the natural beauty of Green Gulch Farm.

It is possible to participate in this retreat residentially or non-residentially. All levels of practice are welcome.

Fees: $200; $180 current SFZC members; $160 limited income.
  • Please note that the retreat fee does not include accommodations. For overnight accommodations and three meals per full day, please call the Green Gulch office at 415-383-3134.
  • Meals for commuters: fee includes Friday dinner and Saturday lunch, with option to join public lunch Sunday by donation.
  • Some partial scholarships available.
To Register: Use the Register Online button above. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).

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Related Bio(s):

Ingen Breen
Ingen Breen received Dharma transmission from Zoketsu Norman Fischer. Ingen has been practicing Buddhism for over 20 years and lived in community for about 14 years. He has led sesshin and retreats in England, Sweden, Italy, Ireland and California, and is a member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association of America.

Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan
Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan is an ordained Soto Zen priest in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, founder of San Francisco Zen Center, and has been teaching yoga since 1989. She met her teachers, Zen Master Tenshin Reb Anderson and Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher Donald Moyer, in a Zen and yoga retreat at Green Gulch Farm 30 years ago and has been practicing both Zen meditation and yoga in the Iyengar tradition since that time. She has been living at Green Gulch Farm since 2007 and has been co-leading Zen and yoga retreats at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center since 2001.