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April 2015 One Month Hermitage with Marcia Rose

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Marcia Rose is the founding and guiding teacher of The Mountain Hermitage and founding teacher of Taos Mountain Sangha. She has been studying and practicing Buddhist teachings and meditation with Asian and Western teachers since 1970, primarily in the Theravada-Vipassana (Path of the Elders) tradition. Her own teaching reflects a clear influence from the Burmese Mahasi Vipassana and Pa-Auk Forest Monastery lineages with authorization from Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw to teach Samatha and Jhanas in his lineage. She has also studied and practiced in the Dzogchen Tibetan Buddhist tradition with Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche. Marcia was resident teacher for staff at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, MA from 1991-1995. She has been one of the teachers for the annual three-month retreat at IMS, and currently is an occasional visiting teacher at IMS and a regular visiting at The Forest Refuge in Barre, MA. Marcia teachesVipassana, Concentration, Brahma Vihara, and Creative Process retreats in various U.S. and international venues, and is dedicated to offering these ancient and timeless teachings in ways that make them accessible and authentic for contemporary culture.

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(sample) July 2014 Self Not Self And The Creative Process with Marcia Rose, Wynn Fricke and Sean Murphy

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Marcia Rose (for biography, see Guiding teacher page)


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Movement Teacher Wynn Fricke is a choreographer, dancer and somatic movement educator ( She has worked with Zenon Dance Company for nine years as a dancer and fifteen years as a choreographer. Her choreography has been produced nationally and internationally and she has been honored with multiple fellowships from the McKnight Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and Minnesota State Arts Board. Since 2008, she has served on the faculty of Macalester College in the Department of Theatre and Dance where she teaches Experiential Anatomy and the Mind-Body Connection and other somatic-based courses. Wynn is a long-time practitioner of mindfulness meditation with extensive training in the Mahasi Sayadaw and Thai Forest Traditions. She is co-founder of Common Ground Meditation Center in Minneapolis ( where she teaches Hatha Yoga and has served on the Board of Directors since 2003.


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Writing Teacher Sean Murphy holds an MFA in Writing from the Naropa Institute, and teaches seminars in writing, meditation, and creativity for many organizations, including his own Big Sky Writing Workshops and the University of New Mexico in Taos ( . He is the author of One Bird, One Stone, a chronicle of Zen practice in America, as well as three novels. His debut, The Hope Valley Hubcap King, won the Hemingway Award for a First Novel. Sean has been a practitioner of Zen Buddhism for more than 20 years.

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