Zen Programs

 

2018

05Oct

“Zen Mind, Open Mind” – Weekend Seminar (Boulder)

October 5, 2018 This event has passed
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...
18Oct

Weekend Sitting

October 18, 2018 This event has passed
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...
30Nov

Rohatsu Sesshin

November 30, 2018 This event has passed
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...
28Dec

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

December 28, 2018 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...

2019

09Jan

Practice Period

January 9, 2019 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...
08Mar

Weekend Seminar (Boulder) – Topic to be Announced

March 8, 2019 Unlimited tickets
Zenki Roshi will teach a Weekend Seminar from March 8-10, 2019 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, 2019 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...
22Apr

Wild Dharma 2019: Dirty Devil Canyon

April 22, 2019 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...
17May

Dharma Practice and Psychotherapy

May 17, 2019 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...
25May

Work Week

May 25, 2019 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...
06Jun

Weekend Seminar – Topic to be Announced

June 6, 2019 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...
05Aug

Wild Dharma 2019: Sangres

August 5, 2019 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...
10Oct

Weekend Sitting

October 10, 2019 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...
31Oct

Weekend Sitting

October 31, 2019 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...
30Nov

Rohatsu Sesshin

November 30, 2019 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...