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  • We Just Harvested Our First Quart of CMZC Honey

    We couldn’t take too much honey from the bees because three of our four hives aren’t fully acclimated yet. We needed to distribute most of the honey from the strongest and healthiest hive to the weaker three colonies to keep all of the bees well nourished. We were, however, able to harvest one comb for…

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    Developing Local Food Systems

    The central notion of Chinese culture – present in our Zen tradition – is nourishment. Every living being eats, absorbs, and digests. Food is a direct expression of the central wisdom teachings of Buddhism: impermanence and interconnectedness. Every day we chant: “Myriad labors have brought us this food; know how it comes to us.” At…

  • Summer Work Practice – Scholarships Available!

    Come join the work practice during the Summer Group Retreat Season from mid-July through mid-September! Take a look at the calendar and see what dates might work for you. Please contact our office for availability. For a limited number of work trade scholarship positions (2-week minimum) participation is free of charge. Otherwise, the regular student rate…

  • Community Luncheon: An Annual Event for Local Friends

    Every year we invite the Crestone Community to lunch with us at the Center. This Community Luncheon has become a popular event. It would be great to invite the whole town, but each year we can only fit in the 86 persons with whom we’ve had the most contact each year. That’s the maximum capacity…