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Discovering your innermost

Tuesday, October 22 to Sunday October 27, 2019
A Retreat with Edward Espe Brown | Part 2 of a 2-part series

 
The most important point is to find out what is the most important point. Writing or speaking the innermost reveals it to oneself and others. Often we do not know what is inside until we express it in written or spoken words. We give our Presence Voice.
— Edward Espe Brown
 

Ed Espe Brown has been teaching meditation for 50 years. In this retreat, you'll deepen your meditation practice and discover you. Part comedian, part Zen Master, his teaching gives relatable reflections on life in the real world.  We are pleased to invite you to attend a weekend of deep immersion with this master.

Discovering what is innermost includes giving voice to what has been silenced, abandoned, shamed. We can see and be seen, face to face, mind to mind, body to body.

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We will have a fixed schedule from six am through lunch, including …some writing practice with prompts.

In the afternoons we will have No-Performance Speaking groups led by Margot Koch (six to eight people per session.) The formula for the no speaking groups is simple. Give voice to whatever is on your mind, quiet your judgment, and listen. Being truly heard on the outside allows for an essential feeling of being whole on the inside. There will also be time off for rest or activity of your choosing.

The schedule will include seated meditation, qi gong, walking meditation, perhaps some chanting.

Discovering what is innermost includes giving voice to what has been silenced, abandoned, shamed.

We can see and be seen, face to face, mind to mind, body to body.

What arises when the content is not to be reviewed and evaluated?  When the words are not to be held against you?


ABOUT Edward espe brown

A Dharma heir of Sojun Mel Weitsman, in 1971, Brown was ordained as a Zen priest by Shunryu Suzuki, who gave him the Dharma name Jusan Kainei ("Longevity Mountain, Peaceful Sea").[5] He edited Suzuki's book Not Always So in 2002 after Suzuki's death in 1971.

Brown helped to found Greens Restaurant in San Francisco. He and founding chef Deborah Madison wrote The Greens Cookbook in 1987. 

He wrote The Tassajara Bread Book in 1970 with a $100 advance from the publisher. As of 2003, 750,000 copies were in print, with 3,000 copies still selling every year. From the mid-1960s to the mid-'80s, Brown lived, cooked, taught or was a manager at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center and the San Francisco Zen Center.

 
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Beautiful accommodation options

Look below for a variety of single and shared housing options. Taxes included.
Please note: Prices are inclusive of course fee, lodging and food.

Love Ed?

Find out about his September “Coming Home” retreat,
featuring 3 days of meditation, Qi Gong, and reflection.