Denver-Boulder

  • Contact Name: Arna Miller
  • Location: Contact Arna Miller for address, Denver
  • Location 2: 3825 Iris Ave #300, Boulder
  • Colorado
  • United States
  • Email: arnamiller@gmail.com
  • Description

  • The Denver Boulder Community establishes its roots as Doshin Roshi’s “laboratory” for creating an integral sangha since the early 2000’s. It has been and continues to be a dynamic and evolving practice container which includes traditional forms of Rinzai Zen, Mondo Zen, and exploration of our deep emotional and interpersonal messiness-all as vehicles to greater liberation. We value our Buddhist lineage, silence, realness, and a willingness to be uncomfortable as we leave no stone unturned.

  • Offerings

  • The Denver-Boulder community has weekly offerings as well as retreat opportunities.

    Our core sangha meeting is on Sundays from 7:30 am- 11:30am. We begin with traditional zazen until 9:00 am and usually follow with a potluck breakfast. This is followed by Zen Circle, our community’s integral core practice and toolbox for liberating shadows, traumas and attachment wounds. Mondo Zen is a prerequisite for regular attendance in our the Zen Circle. There is a suggested donation of $15-35 for this program.

    There is Tuesday and Thursday morning zazen at the Boulder zendo from 7:15-8:45 am. This includes short instructions with a focus on posture and breath, all are welcome to attend. There is a suggested donation of $5-15.

    For more information about our retreats as well as programs in the greater Integral Zen community, visit www.integralzen.org

  • Leaders

  • Rev. Zenho Chad BennettRev. Zenho Chad Bennett, MA, LPC is an Integral Zen Priest that has been practicing meditation since 2003, spending several years in Thailand and India doing extended periods of Therevadan retreat.  He returned to the USA for a master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University and his teaching style is practical and experiential, stressing the importance of healthy holistic character development all the way up and down the evolutionary spiral. Chad is currently in private practice as a psychotherapist and spiritual counselor and leads the Integral Zen Denver/Boulder community as a senior student of Doshin Roshi.