Region: Southwest USA


Settling the Mind in Its Natural State

May 2, 2014toMay 4, 2014

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The meditative practice of “settling the mind in its natural state” is the foundation for both the Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, which are focused on realizing Read More »

The Great Tributaries Retreat: Exploring Compassion, Wisdom, and Emptiness in the Three Buddhist Schools

May 9, 2014toMay 12, 2014

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This unique retreat brings together three cherished teachers of the three schools of Buddhism in a radical exploration of compassion, wisdom, and emptiness through direct teachings and practice. Read More »

Being with Dying: Professional training program in contemplative end-of-life care

May 16, 2014toMay 23, 2014

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This professional training presents a revolution in care of the dying. The program gives clinicians the essential tools for taking care of dying people with skill and compassion while sustaining resilience and dedication as they serve others. It allows health-care providers to develop knowledge and skills in the psychosocial, ethical, Read More »

Opening retreat at HE Garchen Rinpoche’s new center

May 22, 2014toMay 26, 2014

Idaho Springs, CO

Lama Thubten Nima and Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche will take turns teaching. Translation by Ina Dhargye.

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A Culture of Awakening, with Stephen Batchelor

May 28, 2014toJune 1, 2014

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Throughout its history, Buddhism has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to reinvent itself in response to new historical and cultural conditions. This workshop explores how the interaction of traditional Buddhist ideas and practices with the worldviews and values of modernity may be giving rise Read More »

Practicing in the Wild and Cultivated World

June 4, 2014toJune 8, 2014

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Zen koan: “The whole earth is medicine, what is the self?”

Join Roshi Joan Halifax, Wendy Johnson, Don Usner, and William DeBuys in this retreat that explores the self through the experience of bhavana, or cultivation, bringing forth the great Read More »

The Ease and Joy of Mornings

June 15, 2014

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Upaya is pleased to offer (by donation only) a half-day of meditation practice.  For those new to meditation, this is a perfect introduction, and the experienced will have the Read More »

Summer Practice Period: Time and Space

July 2, 2014toJuly 23, 2014

Rainbow (81x108)Upaya Zen Center

This practice period, led by Roshi Zoketsu Norman Fischer and  Sensei Kazuaki Tanahashi,  includes four periods of zazen a day, morning samu, afternoon seminars, study and training, interviews with teachers, daylong intensive practices (zazenkais), and one sesshin. Read More »

Zazenkai Weekend

July 4, 2014toJuly 6, 2014

Norman Fischer 2 (79x108)Upaya Zen Center

Led by Roshi Zoketsu Norman Fischer, this meditation retreat provides the experience of deep periods of uninterrupted meditation. There will be sitting and walking meditation throughout the day, one hour of work practice, three informal meals, and a dharma talk by the teacher. A private interview with the teacher will be available. Read More »

Self/Not-Self and the Creative Process Retreat

July 11, 2014 12:00 amtoJuly 25, 2014 12:00 am

Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
With guiding teacher Marcia Rose, movement Teacher Wynne Fricke, and writing teacher Sean Murphy Read More »

Zazenkai Weekend

July 11, 2014toJuly 13, 2014

Norman Fischer 2 (79x108)Upaya Zen Center

Led by Roshi Zoketsu Norman Fischer, this meditation retreat provides the experience of deep periods of uninterrupted meditation. There will be sitting and walking meditation throughout the day, one hour of work practice, three informal meals, and a dharma talk by the teacher. A private interview with the teacher will be available.  Read More »

Sesshin: Dogen’s Time Being

July 17, 2014toJuly 23, 2014

Zazen in Upayas Circle of the Way Temple (112x150)Upaya Zen Center

Join Roshi Zoketsu Norman Fischer and Sensei Kazuaki Tanahashi in this sesshîn, which  literary means “gathering the heart/mind.” A sesshin is an intensive zen meditation retreat that allows one to really drop down and engage in practice. We will do sitting (zazen) and walking (kinhin) meditation, liturgy, oryoki meals Read More »

A Footprint of the Buddha: Samatha/concentration retreat

November 1, 2014toNovember 18, 2014

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With Marcia Rose and Nikki Mirghafori

The Mountain Hermitage is taking applications from experienced practitioners for this two-week samatha/concentration retreat. Read More »