Faces of Dancing Mountains

by Catherine Gammon

After five weeks in England with the Dancing Mountains U.K. sangha, offering a series of retreats and talks, and meeting again with many old friends — a photo album.

First we had a cozy weekend retreat at the Sandymount Retreat Centre in Crosby (where Antony Gormley’s “Another Place” Iron Men walk into the water) – ending with a quick photo before we said goodbye.

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The next evening I joined the Chester Zen Group for their regular sitting, then had a bit of rest and walks at the River Dee with Kath Bennett  and in the woods near Frances Collins’ house.

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Next stop was Hebden Bridge, for a series of events including a half day sit, an evening discussion session, a Writing As A Wisdom Project day, and a formal day of sitting. Here are the WWP retreatants, at the door of Hope House.

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South to Totnes for a talk at the Golden Buddha and Writing As A Wisdom Project at Harbour House, Kingsbridge, then to Glastonbury for a day of rakusu sewing with Devin Ashwood and company—

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In London, with Diana Gerard—

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and with Lucy Ellis seeing me off —

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—to land at the Grange in Norfolk for a magical Writing As a Wisdom Project weekend retreat, beautifully organized by Carol Hunter and tenzo’ed by John Preston.

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norfolk retreatThank you again to everyone in the U.K. who helped to make this such a memorable journey of teaching and retreat.

Love and gassho to all.

 

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