Retreats and Events

Enlightening Your Shadows - A Path to Waking Up [4 Day Retreat]

Sep 24, 2020 5:00 pm - Sep 27, 2020 1:15 pm
Yokoji Zen Mountain Center, CA

Shadows are those things that we hide, repress or deny about ourselves.   Emotions are the gateway to mining the gold that hides in the shadows!

At the Enlighten Your Shadows Retreat you will receive powerful meditation instructions that will help you to realize your own True Nature.  From the stability of pure selfless awareness you will recognize the real nature and purpose of your emotions, and then find that Your ANGST really is your Liberation!  You will learn to illuminate your ego structures and explore your individual shadows.   Most importantly, you will learn tools that will help you find more peace, joy and creativity in your life.


We are part of Nature. Come learn how to let your body, your emotions (likes and dislikes), your thoughts (opinions and beliefs), your dreams, and especially your conflicts, inform and liberate you. Come learn to differentiate between your disowned selves (shadows) and your undeveloped selves (golden shadows).  

  • Touch the deepest truth of who you are

  • Experience the clarity of seeing from selfless awareness

  • Learn to work with your shadows and your emotions

  • Discover the power personal work from meditative awareness.


This is an adventure that can change your life.  The door is open but YOU must walk through.


“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”    ~ Eckhart Tolle ________________________________________

Location: Yokoji Zen Mountain Center
58900 Apple Canyon Rd, Mountain CenterCalifornia92561United States

Yokoji Zen Mountain Center is a year-round Zen Buddhist training and retreat center located in the San Jacinto Mountains of Southern California. It is a 160 acres of sacred Native American land and wilderness. YokoJi Zen Mountain Center was founded 1981 by Taizan Maezumi, Roshi as a summer retreat center for the Zen Center of Los Angeles.