Zen Mind, Writer’s Mind | August 5-7, 2016

A Zen Writing Retreat for Women

5d92e9ee-f3f2-4381-a06f-e28e3a211c7aGreat Tree Zen Temple
679 Lower Flat Creek Road
Alexander, NC 28701

Begins: Friday,  4:00
Ends: Sunday, 12:00 noon.

$255 plus donation to instructor  Fees includes lodging and food
Registration begins March 1, 2015.

Accommodations limited to 12 women. Dormitory-style rooms and vegetarian meals beginning with Friday dinner and ending with Sunday breakfast.

Silence, solitude, community, and practice (both meditation and writing practice) are the four pillars of the writer’s life. Jump into silence and allow your words splash across the page. This retreat is a safe haven for exploring what in you wants to emerge through language. You need not call yourself a writer or a meditator to learn Peggy’s Centered Writing Practice, you need only sit with your paper and move your pen across the paper.

f7b844c8-13fc-4631-ab81-cb54ddb7e955Great Tree is a residential Zen practice center for women under the direction of Teijo Munnich, disciple and dharma heir of Dainin Katagiri Roshi.  Great Tree Zen Temple is located 20 minutes north of downtown Asheville, NC, surrounded by the southern Appalachian Mountains. Directions can be found on the Great Tree website by clicking here.


Teacher Compensation: Generosity is shown toward the teacher for the effort she/he has made to study, learn, and share the teachings. At the retreat’s end, students are asked to contribute danaDana is a Pali word (the language spoken in India during the time of the Buddha about 400 BCE) meaning “generosity.”


Sign-up remains open until spaces are filled. Commuters are welcome.

Dana for Great Tree Zen Temple is also appreciated. Great Tree is a non-profit and relies on financial support through charitable contributions.