Zen Circle

An online shadow work practicum


Date: Tuesdays on October 9, October 16, October 23, November 6, November 13, November 20 2018
Time: Each session lasts 2 hours starting at 10:30 am MST, 5:30pm GMT
Cost: Offered on a sliding scale donation basis, suggested donation (US$): $325 – $275 – $225
Where: Online Zoom Video Conferencing


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For those who participated in the Shadow Work courses or those who missed those offerings but have an understanding of shadow and would like to dive deeper, we are offering this opportunity to embody and practice the shadow work with other practitioners to offer more tools to use in resolving and integrating, “The me that I can’t see.”

This practicum is modeled on Doshin Roshi’s Zen Circle which has been Denver Sangha’s practice laboratory for 15 years. Zen Circle deepens insight, refines our Mondo Zen emotional koans, and allows participants to experience the core realness of the Integral Zen community. Shadow, trauma and attachment material, traditionally addressed by psychotherapy, purifies much more effectively when a container of Witnessing Mind is maintained by the facilitator and the group members. And it’s also extremely valuable to contextualize our ego contractions from an Integral point of view, serving further healing as well as cognitive and emotional development.

If you would like to register for this course, please submit short responses to the following questions by email to the course facilitator, Zenho at zenho@integralzen.org by October 1st, 2018. Due to limitations on group size, there is no guarantee that all applicants will be registered.

Here are the questions:

  1. Waking Up: How would you assess your experience and understanding of Witnessing Mind? Include your experience with Mondo Zen, silent retreats or other contemplative practices…
  2. Growing Up: How would you assess your own level of development? Describe your knowledge of Integral Theory or human developmental theory. Did you participate in the “What Color is Your Shadow” courses?
  3. Cleaning Up: What is your experience in psychotherapy, shadow/trauma work, and group process?

Additional information

Sliding scale payment options

US$325, US$275, US$225