5-Day Silent Retreat
with Linda Clair
Friday through Wednesday
September 12-17, 2014
In 1997, at the age of 39, Linda Clair had a profound awakening during a ten-day retreat in northern New South Wales with Peter Jones. The awakening, which was a strong glimpse of enlightenment, kindled an intense desire for permanent peace, for freedom. In 2004, she traveled to Japan and lived for six weeks in a Zen monastery with Hogen-san's Master, Harada Tangen Roshi, known as Roshi Sama. Linda returned to Australia in a deeply detached, peaceful state. Her search ended during a ten-day retreat with Hogen-san in the mountains behind the Gold Coast in Queensland.
Linda teaches zazen, or awareness of the breath in the abdomen. Her teachings are stripped bare of rituals and most traditions. The technique is basically sitting in silence, and watching the rise and fall of the abdomen as the breath enters and leaves the body. Very simple, very effective, but certainly not always easy. In retreats, her sessions consists of 30 minutes of sitting meditation, 10 minutes of optional slow walking meditation, then another 30 minutes of sitting. Retreats also include open discussion periods and private interviews.
The event is being held in the serene hills and valleys of the Catskills in West Kill, New York. For details,
visit the event website at vastemptiness.com.
TAT Foundation Fall Workshop
From the Unreal to the Real
Friday through Sunday
August 29-31, 2014
The TAT fall gathering is a workshop format, where participants will be working with three
teachers in interactive sessions, the aim of which is to hold up mirrors of and to the Self.
The session leaders are guest Linda Clair and several TAT members.
The event is being held at the Claymont Society Mansion in West Virginia. For details,
visit TAT's event web page: From the Unreal to the Real. The registration deadline is Friday, August 22nd.
An Evening with Linda Clair
Self Inquiry And Meditation
Thursday, August 28
6:30 to 8:30 PM
From Melbourne, Australia, spiritual teacher Linda Clair will be giving a two-hour talk with a
question and answer period and a brief meditation session.
Come experience the benefit of sitting with a deeply realized teacher who uses simple techniques in
a non-sectarian way. She brings a vast wealth of experience from time spent with teachers Peter Jones,
Barry Long and Japanese Zen Masters, Hogen Yamahata and Harada Tangen Roshi (Roshi Sama).
For details, visit the Self Inquiry And Meditation website.