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  • Boulder Winter Practice Program 2019

    On February 10th, Dharma Sangha Boulder (the Boulder Zen Center) kicked off its third annual Winter Practice Program (WPP). Modeled on a long-running program at our Dharma Sangha center in Vienna, Austria, the Boulder WPP runs in parallel with the annual monastic Practice Period at the Crestone Mountain Zen Center and is a way for…

  • 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…

  • New Year’s Seminar – Baker Roshi’s Last Formal Teaching

    The New Year’s Seminar in Crestone will be Baker Roshi’s last formal teaching. The topic is: “Yogic Time, Practice Time, A New Year’s Seminar.” Baker Roshi’s retirement from formal teaching will begin in 2019. However, going forward, he plans to be available during certain days each month he’s in residence to meet with whomever shows…

  • Dharma Weekends with Zenki Roshi in Boulder and Crested Butte

    Boulder Dharma Weekends The monthly Dharma Weekends have become a stable part of the Boulder Zen Center programs. They combine four elements that can be attended separately or together: Dharma Talk (Saturdays, 9 am-12 pm). After one period of Zazen, Zenki Roshi will give the regularly scheduled Saturday Dharma Talk. There will be a break,…

  • What is Wild Dharma?

    We just completed our mountains-and-waters journey in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness. Take a look at the slideshow above. In one of the dharma talks, Zenki Roshi addressed the question of why we take our Zen practice into the wild:     Wild Dharma is now an established part of the Crestone Mountain Zen Center’s…

  • Work Week: The Sangha Takes Care!

    Recently, we got the nicest compliment. A former CMZC resident, who left the Center 15 years ago, came to visit. She said the campus felt better than ever: the buildings, the grounds, the vegetable garden were all taken care of so well. This is the work of the Sangha! A never-ending response to the needs of…

  • 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…

  • Wild Sangres: Supported by and Supporting Wilderness

    From August 14-19, Zenki Roshi and a group of nine fellow Wild Dharma practitioners completed our third 5-day mountains-and-waters journey through the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness. With an average of 5 miles and 2,000 ft of elevation gain each day, we walked up Cotton Creek, crossed over into the Rito Alto watershed, and climbed over two…

  • 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…

  • Work Week: Developing the Campus Together

    How much can 29 Zen practitioners get accomplished during seven days while sitting Zazen and exploring the dharma together? The slideshow above gives you an impression of the main projects we took on together during the annual CMZC Work Week. The biggest visible improvement is the gravel and stone work around the Zendo. The state…