Region: Southwest USA

Zazenkai: A day-long silent meditation retreat

January 17, 2015

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This silent meditation retreat, led by Sensei Irène Kaigetsu Kyojo Bakker and Shinzan Palma, 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 »

Sesshin: Beyond Thinking

January 21, 2015toJanuary 27, 2015

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Sensei Irène Kaigetsu Kyojo Bakker and Upaya Head Priest Shinzan Palma

Sesshîn literary means ‘gathering the heart/mind.’ A sesshin is an intensive Zen meditation retreat that allows us to really Read More »

Zen Brain: The Embedded Mind — Perspectives from Buddhism and Cognitive Science

February 5, 2015toFebruary 8, 2015

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Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD, Richard J. Davidson, PhD, Alfred W. Kaszniak, PhD, Evan Thompson, PhD, John D. Dunne, PhD, and Cliff Saron, PhD, return to present another of this acclaimed program. These neuroscientists, scholars, and Buddhist practitioners give perspectives of neuroscience, Read More »