Region: Southwest USA


Zazenkai Weekend

September 26, 2014toSeptember 28, 2014

Buddha hands (150x121)Upaya Zen Center

This silent meditation retreat, led by Sensei Do-On Robert Thomas and  Shinzan Palma, provides the experience of deep periods of uninterrupted meditation. It includes sitting and walking Read More »

Sesshin: Living and Practicing in Vow – Special Reduced Price!

September 30, 2014toOctober 5, 2014

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

Sesshîn literary means “gathering the heart/mind.” This sesshin, led by Sensei Do-On Robert Thomas and  Shinzan Palma, is an intensive zen meditation retreat that allows us to really drop down and engage in our practice. We will observe Noble Silence together. We will do sitting (zazen) and walking (kinhin) meditation, liturgy, oryoki Read More »

Naropa University hosts Radical Compassion Symposium, with Joanna Macy, Dan Siegel, Vandana Shiva, Bernie Glassman, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Noah Levine, Melvin McLeod, and more

October 16, 2014toOctober 19, 2014

Boulder, Colorado

Join Joanna Macy, Dan Siegel, Vandana Shiva, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Noah Levine, Shambhala Sun Editor-in-Chief Melvin McLeod, and other international activists, contemplatives, and scientists for this gathering focused on one of the most dynamic and critical topics of our time: compassion Read More »

Social Resilience Model (SRM), Level II

October 24, 2014toOctober 26, 2014

haitiquakevictim_gi1_jpg-sized (150x85)Upaya Zen Center

With Laurie Leitch, PhD, and Loree Sutton, MD

Open only to those who have completed SRM Level 1. Read More »

Fall Practice Period: Cultivating the Boundless Field

October 31, 2014toNovember 9, 2014

sun wheat (150x93)Upaya Zen Center

Shinzan Palma and Joshin Brian Byrnes lead this special time for deep practice in community. Read More »

Zazenkai Weekend

October 31, 2014toNovember 2, 2014

Buddha handsUpaya Zen Center

Led by Shinzan Palma and Joshin Brian Byrnes, 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. Read More »

A Footprint of the Buddha: Samatha/concentration retreat

November 1, 2014toNovember 18, 2014

Marcia editedNikki_headshotSan Geronimo Lodge, Taos, New Mexico
With Marcia Rose and Nikki Mirghafori

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

Sesshin: Silent Illumination

November 4, 2014toNovember 9, 2014

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

Silent Illumination Sesshin, led by Sinzan Palma and Joshin Brian Byrnes,  gives participants the opportunity to practice long and frequent periods of silent meditation. We round out our exploration of silent illumination with the writings of Hongzhui, the Chinese master of “Cultivating the Empty Field,” and inspiration of Japanese Read More »

True Secret: Sit, Walk, Write

November 12, 2014toNovember 16, 2014

Mountain field (113x150)Upaya Zen Center

Natalie Goldberg and Wendy Johnson lead this retreat, which offers the opportunity to develop the active mind of writing with the contemplative atmosphere of silence, sitting, and walking. It is designed to place you solidly in your own experience, to develop a strong writing spine at the same time as to open a fresh Read More »

The Ease and Joy of Mornings

November 23, 2014
9:30 amto12:30 pm

sunrise 2 - CopyUpaya Zen Center

Upaya offers (by donation only) a half-day of meditation practice led by Shinzan Palma, Upaya’s Head Priest and Dharma Holder: dwelling, contemplating and relaxing into silence. Read More »

The Ease and Joy of Mornings

December 14, 2014
9:30 amto12:30 pm

SnowCircle_jpg-sized (150x113)Upaya Zen Center

Upaya offers (by donation only) a half-day of meditation practice led by Shinzan Palma, Upaya’s Head Priest and Dharma Holder: dwelling, contemplating and relaxing into silence. Read More »

Winter Practice Period: The Way of Zen

January 7, 2015toJanuary 27, 2015

Snow covered Buddha (150x112)Upaya Zen Center

A Practice Period is a time when the stream of practice, study, training, and samu is steady and concentrated at Upaya. This includes four periods of zazen each day, Read More »

Zazenkai: A day-long silent meditation retreat

January 10, 2015

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

This silent meditation retreat, led by Sensei Irène Kaigetsu Kyojo Bakker and Shinzan Palma, Upaya’s Head Priest, provides the experience of deep periods of uninterrupted meditation. It includes sitting and walking meditation throughout the day, one hour of work practice, three informal meals, and a dharma talk by the teacher. Read More »