A Weekend of VEDA & ZEN
TASSAJARA RETREAT 2014
with Mas Vidal & Jeremy Levie
August 8th - 11th 2014
Integrating Raja Yoga, Zen Practices and Ayurvedic Wisdom to embrace the stillness of spirit and nature.
Description: Both the Vedantic and Zen traditions are born from Nature. Through the wisdom principles of Ayurveda and integral yoga practices we can realize our inner being as Zen. Experience how the mystical techniques of classical yoga (dynamic postures, sacred breathing & mantra) and Ayurvedic wisdom can bring us into our true and natural Zen. This retreat is the essence of wisdom and practice that includes daily yoga sessions, deep meditations and satsanga/dharma talks to unite or spirits with nature. Let us celebrate together!
About Tassajara: In 1967, Tassajara was established as the first Zen training monastery outside of Japan, and offers monastic training periods during the fall and winter months. Each year from May to September, Tassajara, or Zenshinji (Zen Heart-Mind Temple), as it is known formally, opens its gates to students and guests alike for the summer guest season.
To register or get more information please go to www.sfzc.org/tassajara
During his Asian teaching tour Mas had the privilege of meeting (Mon, Feb 10th 2014) one of the great living Zen masters of the Buddhist tradition, the Venerable SIK CHEUNG WAI. At present he is the Abbot of TIN TAI JING SHE and YUAN MING TEMPLE in Hong Kong. Venerable Sik Cheung Wai was born in Hebei, China in 1929 and was fully ordained in Beijing in 1944. He subsequently settled in Hong Kong and became a disciple of Buddhist Masters Venerable Ci Zhou, Yuan Ying and Dan Xu. He completed his Buddhist studies in Hua Nan Buddhist College. Committed to his Bodhisattva vow, the veteran monk had offered unfailing support and contributions to Buddhist education, both locally and overseas. Like the gentle rain that falls from heaven, his loving-kindness nourishes sentient beings from all walks of life, including those confined in hospitals and prisons.