Zen Programs

2020

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...
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...
12Jun

Dharma Practice and Psychotherapy

June 12, 2020 Unlimited tickets
Bruce Tift 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 welcome. The dialogue is limited to 20...
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...
31Aug

Wild Dharma 2020: Sangres

August 31, 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...
16Oct

Weekend Seminar (Boulder)

October 16, 2020 Unlimited tickets
This Seminar is an opportunity for new and experienced students to explore basic teachings and practice instructions of Zen Buddhism. No prior experience with Zen practice is required. However, all participants are encouraged to be prepared to share the questions...
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...