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  • October Work Week: Fire Mitigation/Firewood Production

    In addition to the Work Week in May, we will have a second Work Week from October 5-13, 2019. We are looking for volunteers to help us with an exciting new approach that integrates fire control with forest health and the production of firewood as a low-carbon energy source. Come join us this fall for…

  • Taking the Precepts

    From July 13-15, Crestone Mountain Zen Center hosted an Ordination Weekend. Marilyn Krill and Pete Byrne received the precepts in a Lay Initiation Ceremony with Zenki Dillo Roshi. Before the ceremony, Zenki Roshi gave a dharma talk introducing the practice of the precepts to the assembly of Dharma Sangha practitioners and Marilyn and Peter’s family and friends…

  • Collaboration with Colorado College

    Crestone Mountain Zen Center’s intention is to expand and develop the collaboration with Colorado College. The College is located in Colorado Springs but has a small campus with auditorium, classrooms, library, and dorms in Crestone. Classes come to the Crestone Campus regularly to take topics and inquiries into a different context. Occasionally, students have helped with…

  • Dharma Practice and Psychotherapy – A Weekend Seminar with Bruce Tift

    Bruce Tift is the author of the book “Already Free – Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation.” From May 18-20, 2018, Bruce returns to Crestone Mountain Zen Center for a weekend of open dialogue about the relationship between Buddhist practice and psychotherapeutic work. Buddhist practitioners and psychotherapists of any tradition or school are…

  • Jukai Lay Ordination

    On the day after the Rohatsu Sesshin, Charles Wolf Drimal and Leigh Mills received the precepts and entered the lineage in a Jukai Lay Ordination Ceremony with Zenki Dillo Roshi. Wolf received the Buddhist name Myozan Montetsu (Wondrous Mountain Gate Penetrate). He lives in Bozeman, Montana, with his wife Shana, his son Elias, and his…

  • 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…

  • Maha Sangha Gathering for the Denver-Boulder Area

    On July 22, 2017, the Great Mountain Zen Center at Maitreya Abbey in Berthoud will host a Maha Sangha Gathering for all Zen practitioners and friends in the greater Denver-Boulder area. The gathering last year was very well received and had participants from five different sanghas. The event will start in the late afternoon with a…