July Practice Week 2024

With Zentatsu Baker Roshi.


Join us for the July Practice Week led by Zentatsu Richard Baker Roshi.
The Practice Week will begin in the evening with an opening dinner and end on Sunday after brunch. The topic will be developed through dharma talks each morning, and discussions or personal study time in the afternoon. The practice will include morning, afternoon, and evening Zazen, service in the Zendo, and a period of work practice.
Baker Roshi will be leading the Practice Week from Germany. Lectures may be live-streamed via Zoom.
Participants do not need to have experience with Zen practice or familiarity with previous events at CMZC. This event is beginner friendly and allows the opportunity to explore integrating the practice on and off the cushion. Most meals during the Practice Week will be eaten in oryoki style. We ask that returning practitioners bring their own oryoki set.
Please see this link for a copy of the schedule (subject to change)

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Zentatsu Baker Roshi

Zentatsu Richard Baker is the Founder and Head Teacher of the Dharma Sangha centers in the United States and Europe. In the United States he lives at the Crestone Mountain Zen Center in Colorado; and in Germany, at the ‘Dharma Zentrum Quellenweg’ in the Black Forest. He is the Dharma Successor of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, the first Zen Master to establish residential and monastic practice for laypeople and monks in the West. In 1966, with and for Suzuki Roshi, Baker Roshi co-founded the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in California, the first traditional Zen monastery outside of Asia. From 1968 to 1971, he studied in Japan at Antaiji, Eiheiji, and Daitokuji Zen monasteries. He became Suzuki Roshi’s Dharma Heir in 1969 and was installed by Suzuki Roshi as the second Abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center in 1971. Baker Roshi subsequently founded the Green Gulch Zen Practice Community and Farm in Marin County, California in 1972. During the ’70s, he pioneered a number of businesses related to Zen practice. In 1983, he founded the Dharma Sangha.

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