Dates: -
Location: Esalen | Big Sur, CA
Instructors: Tias Little, Henry Shukman
Register: Call 1-888-8-ESALEN (888-837-2536). International callers 1-703-342-0500. to Register
Manzan One minute of sitting, one inch of Buddha.
Like lightning all thoughts come and go.
Just once see into your mind-depths:
nothing else has ever been.

The alchemy of yoga and zen is deep and powerful. Yoga offers incomparable insight into the body-mind connection, while Zen opens up the way to see through the body and mind entirely, revealing our original nature.

In this retreat we explore the conjunction of these two magnificent traditions, in order to become more intimate with the bare fact of being. Through body-based practice we open up the heart; through heart-based training we open up the body. Our daily asana practice and sensory awareness training develop exquisite connection with all aspects of sensory experience. Through the power of Zen meditation, we open up our hearts, and discover our “true heart,” inseparable from all things.

On the mat, walking the paths of the magnificent grounds, sitting in deep stillness, we enter into deeper currents of awareness, so that the spirit of practice permeates all that we do. The combination of asana and pranayama with the clear, poignant teachings of the Zen tradition, its poems, koans and lore, illuminates the heart of our life.

For the third year in a row, Henry and Tias share their delightful and joyous spirits from their respective traditions. The result is a truly radiant week of profound practice.