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Big Sur's Tassajara Zen Center opens 2014 season

Tassajara Zen Center
Tassajara Zen Center
courtesy Tassajara Zen Center

Every year, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center opens its doors to the general public for an annual guest season, which will take place from May 1 - September 14, 2014. Zen and meditation seekers, yoga lovers, artisan foodies, and everyday people looking to unplug and rejuvenate are invited to experience a truly serene environment at Tassajara; the most remote and oldest Zen monastery in the United States, located 25 miles southeast of Big Sur, CA. For the forthcoming 2014 guest season, the Tassajara Program Schedule 2014 offers disciplinary retreats in the following six specialty areas, all led by some of today's leading teachers: Body and Mind, Mindful Living, Creative Expression, Engaging Earth, Spiritual Practice, and Zen Study & Practice.

Standout retreat leaders for the 2014 guest season include Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Singer-Songwriter, Actor), Zoketsu Norman Fischer (Poet, Author, Zen Buddhist Priest), Jane Hirshfield (Internationally Renowned Poet), Dale Kent (Author, Tassajara: Dinner and Desserts), Naomi Shihab Nye (Published Poet), Andrew Mellen (Author, More Love, Less Stuff), Marc Lesser (Google Meditation Workshops, CEO of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute), Sessei Meg Levie (Google Meditation Workshops, Zen Buddhist Priest and Life Coach), Zenshin Florence Caplow & Reigetsu Susan Moon (Authors, The Hidden Lamp: Stories from 25 Centuries of Awakened Women), Janet Stone (Celebrity Vinyasa Yoga Instructor), Donald Moyer (Founding Director, The Yoga Room, Berkeley, CA), and many others.