Flattop Mountain Zen Retreat
The Blue Ridge Zen Group will be having a Spring retreat with visiting teacher Gentei Sandy
Stewart on Flattop Mountain starting Thursday May 24 with supper at 6:00 P.M., and ending
with lunch on the following Monday, May 28, Memorial Day.
The Flattop Zendo is in a wilderness setting at 2400 feet in the Blue Ridge Mountains next to
Shenandoah National Park. Our retreats are close to nature, with kinhin on mountain trails, and
encouragement from ravens, chipmunks and other wildlife as we sit.
To help cover expenses, we suggest a contribution of $120 to the Blue Ridge Zen Group. We
request prepayment to reserve your place, with a full refund up one week before we start, if you
change your mind. Also, plan on a contribution to support Sandy's teaching to be placed in the
zendo dana box. Scholarships are available. Part timers will be allowed, if there is room. To
enroll, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Bill Stephens at 434-973-5435. Checks may be sent to
Blue Ridge Zen Group, 4425 Advance Mills Rd., Earlysville, VA 22936. Attendance will be
limited to 12 people.
Bring a sleeping bag, a towel, a flashlight, work clothes, clothes for cooler mountain weather,
your dana contribution for Sandy, and your Buddha Nature.