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Workshops & Retreats

Healing Body, Mind and Heart: Prajna Yoga and Zen Meditation, GGF 7/27
with Djuna Mascal and Jisan Anna Thorn
Sunday, July 27, 2014
9 am - 5 pm

Yoga, meditation and nature offer a potent resource for healing. This retreat will promote greater well-being through the therapeutic application of Prajna Yoga.


Writing from the Senses, GGF 8/2
with Laura Deutsch and Reirin Gumbel
Saturday, August 2, 2014

With Green Gulch as our canvas, delightful sensory prompts will help writers tap into their best material, enriching memory and story with imagery and detail.


The Practice of Samadhi in Zen and Yoga, GGF 8/9
with Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Samadhi is the last limb of the eight-limbed (astanga) path of Yoga described by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras, and is also the third division of the Eightfold Noble Path taught by Shakyamuni Buddha upon his enlightenment.


The Inner and Outer Worlds: A Daylong Retreat with Zen, Photography and Hiking, GGF 8/9
with Shundo David Haye and Jokai Carolyn Cavanagh
at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Take to the hills around Green Gulch for a wide-open day of photography.


Basket Workshop, GGF 9/13
with Charlie Kennard and Sukey Parmelee
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Using a common marsh plant, tule, we will make lightweight twined baskets decorated with several different weaving techniques.


Finding Balance: A Somatic Approach to Meeting Trauma Mindfully and Skillfully, GGF 9/13-14
with Rev. Jiko Jane Lazar, SEP and Patricia Meadows, SEP
Saturday & Sunday, September 13-14, 2014
(CEUs available)

Many of us can benefit from new ways of finding calm and balance. We invite you to join us for two days in the beautiful Green Gulch valley to discover internal resources that will support efficient relaxation and restoration of your body, mind and emotions.



Finding Ease: A Zen and Mindfulness Approach to Anxiety, GGF 10/19
with Dr. Lee Lipp and Kanzan David Zimmerman
in the Wheelwright Center at Green Gulch Farm
Everyone is welcome.
(CEUs available—see note* below)

Aversion to anxiety is often accompanied by reactivity and actions that worsen how we feel. We suffer. This workshop, taught from the perspectives of Zen and Mindfulness meditation practices, is supported by the latest neuroscience and psychological research.


Coming Down to Earth: A Day of Zen Practice for Women, GGF 10/25
with Chris Fortin and Lane Olson
Saturday, October 25, 2014
10 am - 4:30 pm

Please join us for a day of practice at beautiful Green Gulch Farm as we sit in circle in the yurt and weave together Zen, ancient myth, deep earth, and the awakened eye of the creative.


Cultivating Happiness, GGF 10/26
with Laura Burges
Sunday, October 26, 2014

Is happiness just for suckers? Or are there Buddhist teachings that can help support us in becoming happier practitioners of the Way?


Meditation in Recovery Daylong Retreat, GGF 11/1
with Ryotan Cynthia Kear
Saturday, November 1, 2014

This retreat will offer in-depth meditation instruction, periods of sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk, discussion and a 12-step meeting.


Meeting Trauma and Finding Balance: A Somatic Approach to Spiritual Practice, GGF 11/9

In this one-day workshop, we will use mindfulness of the body to develop our capacity to be present with stuck survival energies without becoming overwhelmed by them.


Fundamentals of Bread Baking
with Mick Sopko
10 am - 3 pm in the bakery

This one-day workshop will put equal emphasis on theory and practice.


Zen and Yoga: The Mind of Winter—A Retreat at the Solstice, GGF 12/20
with Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan
Saturday, December 20, 2014

The word solstice derives from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still, to stop). At the solstices, the seasonal movement of the Sun's path (as seen from the perspective of Earth) comes to a stop before reversing direction. Winter solstice means the Sun stands still in winter.


New Year's Retreat, 2014-2015, GGF 12/27-1/1
with Yo-on Jeremy Levie
at Green Gulch Farm
December 27 - January 1

This retreat held in the last days of the year offers a time of quiet and community, with a gentle schedule allowing for rest, reading, and walking to nearby Muir Beach and in the hills surrounding Green Gulch Farm.