with Sojun Mel Weitsman
August 29- September 1 (Friday- Monday)
All are welcome. Deepen your practice in the light of Shunryu Suzuki’s vision of the Buddha Way.
Shunryu Suzuki, San Francisco Zen Center's founding teacher, loved to move the stones that now shape the landscape of Tassajara. In work, meditation and community life he awakened the mind of Zen Buddhist practice in his Western students. With simplicity and subtlety, he presented the most profound teachings of Buddhism, asking always, “What is your own experience.” In this weekend gathering, we will explore the essential principles of Suzuki Roshi’s Zen Way and continue the creative work he began with his original students. Retreat fee:
Sojun Mel Weitsman
Sojun Mel Weitsman is Abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center, and a former Abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center. He began practice with Suzuki Roshi in 1964, and was ordained as a priest in 1969. He received dharma transmission from Suzuki’s son Gyugaku Hoitsu Roshi in 1984. He has led many practice periods, ordained many students, given dharma transmission to a number of priests, and enjoys spreading Suzuki Roshi’s teaching. He especially welcomes beginners.