2011 New Year’s Retreat: The Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness
Empty Nest Zen Group
The Progressive Stages
of Meditation on Emptiness
2011 New Year’s Retreat • Dec. 28 – Jan 1
Empty Nest Zen Group will host a weekend retreat in North Fork, CA from December 28—January 1. Empty Nest Zendo, led by Grace Schireson, author and researcher of Zen’s female lineage, is located in the Yosemite Foothills about 40 minutes north of Fresno. This retreat is an opportunity to practice in a beautiful country setting.
The retreat begins at 2 pm Tuesday, 12/28, and ends at 2 pm Saturday 1/1/11. The cost, including lodging, meals, and retreat fee, will be $300, not including teacher’s dana . Cost for partial attendance will be $80 per day.
Space is limited. All attendees may register with Jerry Griffin by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to register. Payments for the deposit and the retreat can be made through paypal at www.emptynestzendo.org.
Ari is a contributing author of Freeing the Body, Freeing the Mind: Writings on the Connections Between Yoga and Buddhism, has translated books, articles, and numerous songs of realization and texts on Buddhist philosophy and meditationHe studied Buddhist texts in Tibetan and Sanskrit at Buddhist monasteries in Nepal and India, and at the Central Institute for Higher Tibetan Studies in India.
Ari holds a BA from Harvard College and a JD from Harvard Law School, both with honors.
She teaches meditation, philosophy, yogic exercise and dance, and classical Tibetan language. She is the translator of Rinpoche’s book Stars of Wisdom, contributing author of Freeing the Body, Freeing the Mind: Writings on the Connections Between Yoga and Buddhism, and has translated numerous prayers and songs of realization.
Grace is a Dharma Heir in the Suzuki Roshi lineage who has practiced Zen meditation for more than 35 years. She has trained in Soto Zen in America with Sojun Mel Weitsman Roshi of Berkeley Zen Center and in Rinzai Zen in Japan with Keido Fukushima Roshi of Tofuku-ji Monastery in Kyoto. She has taught Zen classes through-out the United States and in Japan. She is also trained as a clinical psychologist and is dedicated to teaching Asian methods of quieting the mind using techniques suitable for Westerners.