Zen Programs

2019-2020

28Dec

New Year’s Seminar – “What is Freedom?”

December 28, 2019 Unlimited tickets
The topic of the seminar will be developed through lectures, question and answer, open discussion, and small groups.
 On New Year’s Eve we will have a festive dinner and a dance party, followed by Zazen and 108 bells to welcome...
09Jan

Practice Period

January 9, 2020 Unlimited tickets
At Crestone Mountain Zen Center we continue the monastic tradition of the 90-day Practice Period. During the Practice Period residents and students are engaged in a rigorous daily schedule of Zazen, oryoki meals, lectures, study, and ceremony. All Practice Period participants live together for...
06Mar

Weekend Seminar (Boulder)

March 6, 2020 Unlimited tickets
Zenki Roshi will teach a Weekend Seminar from March 6-8, 2020 in Boulder. It will be held at the Chautauqua Community House, a beautiful venue at the base of the Flatirons. Read more...
31Mar

Sesshin

March 31, 2020 Unlimited tickets
Sesshin means to gather the mind. Sesshin is a traditional seven-day meditation intensive. It includes sitting and walking meditation, oryoki meals, daily Dharma talks, and private interviews with the teacher. Read more...
27Apr

Wild Dharma 2020: Dirty Devil Canyon

April 27, 2020 Unlimited tickets
The route of this 5-day expedition stretches from mountain to desert through some of the most remote and rugged wildlands in southeast Utah. We will ford muddy rivers swallowed by high canyon corridors and camp beside ancient cottonwoods. Solitude is the norm...
23May

Work Week

May 23, 2020 Unlimited tickets
During the Work Week the Sangha will come together to plant the vegetable garden, continue with improving the campus landscaping, develop the soil in the new garden plot, and prepare the facilities for the summer guest season. Come enjoy the camaraderie...
12Jun

Jukai Lay Initiation Weekend

June 12, 2020 Unlimited tickets
There will be a Jukai Lay Ordination Ceremony on June 13, 2020 at the Crestone Mountain Zen Center. Read more...
18Jun

Weekend Sitting

June 18, 2020 Unlimited tickets
A Weekend Sitting is a two-and-a-half-day day meditation intensive. Arrival is between 4-5 pm, we will have an opening dinner on Thursday at 6 pm, followed by evening meditation. All day Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning will be dedicated to...
13Jul

Summer Work Practice

July 13, 2020 Unlimited tickets
Our Summer Work Practice program offers short-term residency to those interested in beginning or continuing Zen practice with the support of a community. Students participate in the daily life of CMZC, which includes several periods of Zazen (sitting meditation), services...
30Aug

Wild Dharma 2020: Sangres

August 30, 2020 Unlimited tickets
On this 5-day expedition, we will explore Crestone Mountain Zen Center's backyard, the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. We will head up the Cotton Creek drainage, camp at several high alpine lakes, cross three 12,000 ft passes, and walk together through expansive...
05Oct

Work Week

October 5, 2020 Unlimited tickets
Each spring, CMZC hosts a well-attended Work Week. This year, there will be a second Work Week in the fall, following the Group Retreat Season. The Sangha will come together to produce firewood and mitigate fire danger, and continue with...
05Nov

Weekend Sitting

November 5, 2020 Unlimited tickets
A Weekend Sitting is a two-and-a-half-day day meditation intensive. Arrival is between 4-5 pm, we will have an opening dinner on Thursday at 6 pm, followed by evening meditation. All day Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning will be dedicated to...