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Reb Anderson Sept 23rd-24th

Open Door Sangha presents a nonresidential meditation retreat with

Reb Anderson, Tenshin Roshi

   September 23-24, 2017 

    Saturday 9 am – 4 pm    Sunday   9 am – 3 pm

   $45  ($25 one day; students  $25, $15)

 Mosher Alumni House, UCSB   Goleta, California


Sun Face Buddha     Moon Face Buddha:

Exploring Our Infinite Life

We have been given both finite and infinite life. In this meditation retreat we will consider how thoroughly compassionate care of our finite life opens onto the realm of our infinite life and how exploring and learning from our infinite life realizes boundless possibilities of peace and freedom for our finite lives. There will be periods of quiet sitting and walking meditation together with teachings and group discussions.



Reb Anderson Tenshin-Roshi is a lineage holder in the Soto-Zen tradition.  Ordained as a priest by Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi in 1970, he served as abbot of San Francisco Zen Center’s three training centers from 1986-1995 and is still involved with overseeing practice at the Centers.  Reb is particularly interested in Buddhist psychology and the fundamental intimacy of the practice of seated meditation with all aspects of our lives. He is the author of Warm Smiles from Cold Mountains, Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts, and The Third Turning of the Wheel: Wisdom of the Samdhinirmocana Sutra. He lives with his family at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in California where he is a Senior Dharma Teacher.


Dana – This retreat is offered on a Dana basis to the teacher. Dana means generosity and is the Buddhist practice of giving to ones capacity. The registration fee is used to cover the teacher’s travel expenses, facilities rental, and the costs of holding the retreat itself. By making a donation to the teacher we directly enable him to continue this noble work that benefits us all so profoundly  

Contact:  Elizabeth Olson,,   805-969-1059

To Register:  Send the registration fee (Checks made out to “Open Door Sangha”) and your e-mail address to Elizabeth Olson, 531 Chapala St. Apt E, Santa Barbara CA 93101-3411. Confirmation and further information will be sent to you by email.




  -bring your own lunch each day. A refrigerator is available but no microwave.

  – tea and hot water will be provided

  – bring your own meditation cushion or bench. Chairs are provided.  the floor is carpeted but a zabuton or pad would be helpful

  – Do not wear scented lotions/perfumes or jangly jewelry


YOU MUST PURCHASE A PARKING TICKET FOR YOUR CAR AT ONE OF THE DISPENSERS LOCATED AT THE EDGES OF THE PARKING LOTS for $4/DAY. Dispensers are marked with large blue signs. Credit cards or cash are accepted by the machines. Cash is fastest. Display the permit on your drivers side dash. Do not park without a parking permit or you will receive a ticket. (An elevator is available if you need one. Ask for help at the bottom of the large outdoor staircase leading up to the second floor.)

Map and Directions:  Please click here.


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