2011, January 13-16, February 17-21, Malloco
, Chile: Summer Sesshin
* with Daniel Terragno Roshi
.* Sesshin (the Japanese word literally means "to touch the heart-mind") is an opportunity to draw from the tremendous strength of people practicing together, to receive personal guidance in private meetings with the teacher, and to experience the deep stillness that lies within each of us. Daniel Terragno is a native of Chile who resides in the Redwoods of Northern California where he is the founder and spiritual director of Rocks and Clouds Zendo in Sebastopol, a Zen community in the tradition of the Diamond Sangha).
SESSHIN MALLOCO VERANO 2011
Fecha: Jueves 13 de Enero al domingo 16 de Enero (4 días)
Lugar: Casa de Retiros San José (Balmaceda 803, Malloco)
SESSHIN DE VALDIVIA VERANO 2011
Fecha: Jueves 17 de Febrero hasta el Lunes 21 de Febrero (5 días)
Lugar: Obispado de Valdivia (Los Castaños s/n, entrada por Los Laureles)
If you have any questions
-- please visit: www .zenmontanasymar .org
About Daniel Terragno Roshi
Daniel Terragno, a native of Chile
, is a teacher in the koan tradition of the Diamond Sangha, which was founded by Robert Aitken Roshi
. Daniel is the dharma heir of John Tarrant Roshi
of the Pacific Zen Institute
. Daniel started his spiritual practice in 1967 studying the Gurdjieff
** Work with W.A. Nyland
*** before taking up Zen. Daniel received authorization to teach Zen in 1995, and in 2001 received dharma transmission from Tarrant Roshi
Daniel also teaches and leads sesshin in Ohio with Yellow Springs Dharma Center and Zen on High in Columbus, Ohio; with Grupo Zen Viento del Sur
(Southern Wind) in Argentina, based in Buenos Aires, and also in Santiago, Chile.
Source: www .rocksandclouds .org/daniel-terragno-roshi/
Daniel Terragno Roshi nació en Santiago de Chile. En 1967 emigró a los Estados Unidos por razones de estudio. Vive allí desde entonces. Como laico, su vida cotidiana comparte la práctica y enseñanza del Zen con el ejercicio de su oficio: la abricación de muebles.
Comenzó su práctica espiritual en el año 1969 dentro de la línea de trabajo de Gurdjieff. En 1988 conoció a su Maestro Zen, John Tarrant Roshi, primer heredero Dharma de Robert Aitken Roshi.
John Tarrant Roshi supervisó la práctica y el entrenamiento de Daniel como Maestro Aprendiz (Sensei) desde 1995.
En 1997 Daniel fundó el Rocks & Clouds Zendo (Zendo Rocas & Nubes) www .rocksandclouds .org en la ciudad de Sebastopol, California. Fue en este lugar, en enero de 2001, donde recibió de su Maestro la Transmisión del Dharma, permitiéndole enseñar de forma independiente. El Nombre Dharma de Daniel es Ki Nai Nan Ko, "Volviendo al hogar en el Templo de la Luz del Sur".
Su vida contiene una amplia experiencia en trabajo social y dedicación a los demás; características, ambas, del buddhismo comprometido.
Hace seis años que viaja a Sudamérica para reunirse y practicar con su Sangha en Argentina, dirigiendo Zazenkai y Sesshin de siete días, y ofreciendo charlas y conferencias. A partir del verano del 2005 también viaja a Chile para realizar actividades similares en Santiago.
Source: www .zen-vientodelsur .com .ar/danielterragnoroshi.htm
** About George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff
G. I. Gurdjieff was born sometime between 1866 and 1877 in Alexandropol, near the Russian-Turkish border. As a young man he trained in Kars as both a priest and a physician and devoted all his energies to searching for fundamental truths: Who am I? What is the purpose of our life? For some twenty years, Gurdjieff traveled in the most remote regions of Central Asia and the Middle East, sometimes gaining entrance to esoteric schools to which few, if any, Westerners had ever been admitted. Afterwards, he set about putting what he had learned into a form that would be understandable and meaningful to the Western World.
Before the First World War, Gurdjieff began to gather pupils in Russia. He continued his work with a small party of followers during the years of the Russian revolution, moving to Essentuki in the Caucasus, and then through Tiflis, Constantinople, Berlin, and London. He finally settled in France and established his Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man at the Château Le Prieuré at Fontainebleau-Avon in October of 1922.
People who met Gurdjieff felt that he was an extraordinary man. He maintained that through the efforts to Work on oneself, a person could develop new faculties which would enable one to know oneself truthfully and to function harmoniously, with fully developed Consciousness, Conscience, and Will.
Gurdjieff died in Paris in 1949. His teachings survive most reliably in the form of his writings (All and Everything: Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson, Meetings with Remarkable Men, and Life is Real Only Then, When “I Am”), in his music, in his movements and sacred dances, and in an oral tradition passed down through his older pupils.
Note: Before Gurdjieff’s death, a few of his pupils founded groups with his consent. Since that time, many other groups have been set up using Gurdjieff’s name by people with little or no direct connection to his teachings. Gurdjieff himself, in All and Everything, warned about the distortions that can occur when persons without proper training attempt to convey esoteric knowledge.
Gurdjieff specifically asked Mr. Nyland to help safeguard his teachings and that is why there is a strong emphasis on the integrity of the method of Work in our groups. At the same time, Mr. Nyland encouraged people to read widely and learn about other groups, but always with an understanding that even slight distortions can cause significant problems in the end. Mr. Nyland’s groups are dedicated to maintaining the exactness and genuineness of Gurdjieff’s ideas and we freely offer the way of Work to those who wish to pursue it.
*** About Willem A. Nyland
Willem A. Nyland was born in Utrecht, Holland. A chemist by profession, he came to the United States and earned his doctorate at Columbia University. In 1924 he and his wife, the artist Ilonka Karasz, heard Mr. Gurdjieff speak during Gurdjieff’s first visit to the United States. After this first encounter, the Nylands began to work closely with Gurdjieff’s representative in America, A. R. Orage. Thereafter, they both remained active in the Gurdjieff teaching and often traveled to France to see Gurdjieff.
Near the end of his life, Mr. Gurdjieff asked Mr. Nyland to start a group in America, for which he would receive special material from Gurdjieff every week. After Gurdjieff died in 1949, Mr. Nyland was one of the founders and trustees of the Gurdjieff Foundation. He remained active in the Foundation until he formed his own independent groups in the early 1960s.
Anyone who has listened to a few of the 2600 recordings of meetings with Mr. Nyland, made between the late 1950s and 1975, cannot help but feel that Mr. Nyland was extraordinarily devoted to the Gurdjieff teaching. His strength lay in his combination of honesty, practicality, and perspective. Note: Mr. Nyland died in 1975.
Source: www .nyland .org/nyland.shtml
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