with Rex Stromness and Shundo David Haye
August 11-14, 2014 (Monday-Thursday)
Open to all levels. Join us as we investigate the rejuvenating power of the life force within all of us through the lenses of Vinyasa Yoga and Dogen Zen.
The ancient Zen adepts spoke of “the dragon song that comes from the withered tree.” What is this life force that burns so strongly in the heat of a Tassajara summer? Let’s explore what renews and revives us via Zen, Vinyasa Yoga, and the magic of Tassajara. We will have morning meditation practice followed by an active asana class. The afternoon will be a time to explore the trails, baths, and serenity of Tassajara followed by more meditation and restorative yoga, and practicing Kirtan (devotional singing and chanting) to awaken the dragon within!Retreat fee:
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Rex Stromness had the good fortune to be introduced to both yoga and Zen meditation while studying at Sonoma State College in the mid-70s. After graduating he spent 10 years in Boulder, Colorado where he was introduced to Ashtanga Yoga and the teachings of Trungpa Rinpoche. He and his wife Michele lead International yoga, meditation, and culture retreats in Bali, Guatemala and Costa Rica.
Shundo David Haye
Shundo David Haye came from England to Zen Center to begin his practice in 2000. Since then he has lived at City Center and Tassajara, following the traditional monastic training path. He has served as work leader at Tassajara, tenzo (head of the kitchen) and ino (head of the meditation hall) at City Center, and currently holds the position of director at City Center. He was ordained as a priest in 2009 by Ryushin Paul Haller, and was head monk at Tassajara in the fall of 2012. He helps to run the Young Urban Zen group in the city, and loves to be outdoors, either on a bicycle or taking photographs.