Wildflowers and Birds of Tassajara, TJ 5/10 – 5/14
with Diane Renshaw, Myo-on Gloria Lee
and Zenshin Greg Fain
May 10 – 14, 2018 (Thursday – Monday)
“When you see forms or hear sounds, fully engaging body-and-mind, you grasp things directly.” –Dogen’s Genjo KoanSpring brings an astonishing show of wildflowers to the wilderness landscape surrounding Tassajara. Mountain and valley birds engage in exuberant courtship and territorial display. We will investigate our surroundings through intimate looking, learning the names of what we see; opening ourselves to scent, shape, song, and call; and enjoying the whole body–mind experience of immersing ourselves in the surrounding wilderness.
We will take advantage of whatever this springtime presents us, with leisurely hikes along Tassajara Creek, and perhaps a drive up the road to discover fire-following plants that bloom only in the wake of a burn. We will meet for morning bird watching, an evening of star-viewing, and dharma talks. Throughout we will cultivate our awareness and contemplate our place in this cycle of constant change.
Retreat fee: $350 ($297/Member)
Please note that the retreat fee does not include accommodations. Retreats begin late afternoon on the indicated start date and end in the morning on the indicated end date. Visit the Rooms & Rates section and determine your preferred accommodations before making your reservations request online.