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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 donation basis to the teacher. The registration fee is used to cover the teacher’s travel expenses, facilities rental, and other costs of the retreat.


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.

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