Retreats and Events

Past events

Shadow Webinar Level 3 - State Shadows

Led by Doshin
Online webinar [Tuesday Evenings, Mountain Time Zone]
Feb 11, 2020 6:30 pm - Mar 25, 2020 8:30 pm

In order to begin to see even the possibility of State Shadows, we will need to do some preparatory work.

We will begin with a simple Zen perspective of three states of consciousness: Gross, Subtle and Causal, which includes an allusion to a mysterious “other shore.” From this perspective physical, things are objects of the gross realm. The absence of things, a direct experience of nothing or timeless nothingness is the causal realm. And, everything arising in experience between the gross physical realm and the timeless causal realm is arising in the subtle realm. We will then ground this perspective with some “wu” technologies or “nothingness” technologies. Here, we use language and transmission to lead to a taste of a direct experience of timeless emptiness. We then must add shared language to clearly articulate our experiences in words and sentences. By including both shared experiences and shared articulation of the experiences, we build a solid foundation of both common experience and language.


Shadow Webinar Level 3 - State Shadows [EU]

Led by Doshin
Online webinar [Thursday Evenings, Central European Time Zone]
Feb 13, 2020 8:00 pm - Mar 26, 2020 10:00 pm

In order to begin to see even the possibility of State Shadows, we will need to do some preparatory work.

We will begin with a simple Zen perspective of three states of consciousness: Gross, Subtle and Causal, which includes an allusion to a mysterious “other shore.” From this perspective physical, things are objects of the gross realm. The absence of things, a direct experience of nothing or timeless nothingness is the causal realm. And, everything arising in experience between the gross physical realm and the timeless causal realm is arising in the subtle realm. We will then ground this perspective with some “wu” technologies or “nothingness” technologies. Here, we use language and transmission to lead to a taste of a direct experience of timeless emptiness. We then must add shared language to clearly articulate our experiences in words and sentences. By including both shared experiences and shared articulation of the experiences, we build a solid foundation of both common experience and language.


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

Led by Doshin
Charles Town, West Virginia, USA
Mar 5, 2020 4:00 pm - Mar 8, 2020 3:00 pm

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.

Silent Zen Retreat

Led by Doshin
Venwoude, Netherlands
Mar 16, 2020 10:00 am - Mar 22, 2020 5:00 pm

This 7-day Silent Integral Zen Retreat is a modern adaptation of traditional Japanese Rinzai Zen, offering men and women the opportunity to experience the bars of our relative prison from a deeper state of absolute freedom. Come experience the Silence for yourself. Taste the only water that will quench our deepest thirst. Venwoude’s 40-acre estate is situated in a nature sanctuary in the woods of Lage Vuursche, 16 kilometers or 10 miles north of the city of Utrecht in the center of the Netherlands.

Sangha & Dharma Community - Invitation Only

Led by Doshin
Newmarket, New Hampshire
Mar 29, 2020 5:00 pm - Apr 5, 2020 12:30 pm

This “Invitation Only” Retreat is designed for advanced practitioners of Integral Zen and is not generally appropriate for those who have not already done significant work within the Integral Zen tradition that includes a disciplined meditation practice and personal work that includes addictions and allergies within states and stages and familiarity with what drives them.

Integrating Your Shadows - a Path of Liberation [8 Day Retreat]

Led by Doshin
Yokoji Zen Mountain Center, California
Apr 19, 2020 8:00 pm - Apr 26, 2020 9:00 pm

Shadows are those things that we hide, repress or deny about ourselves. They are a primary cause of our negative, emotional reactivity and they prevent us from fully and completely expressing our true nature. In order to live fully free and loving lives, we must shine the light of Pure Awareness into the darkness to illuminate these shadows and then integrate them into our very being. These Shadows can become allies! We can transmute them into Right Action, Pure Discernment and Selfless Equanimity.

“Be careful, lest in casting out your demon you exorcise the best thing in you.” ~ Nietzsche

The Sacred Secret of Silence

Led by Doshin
Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center, Colorado
Jul 6, 2020 5:00 pm - Jul 12, 2020 12:30 pm

What is it that emerges in Perfect Silence? Come join us as we gather with the intention of becoming Integral Buddhas.

Integral Zen 7 Day Retreat

Led by Doshin
Glastonbury, UK
Jul 17, 2020 6:00 pm - Jul 24, 2020 2:00 pm

Join us for this Integral Zen Retreat in the UK. Expertly led and guided by Doshi Roshi, a Zen Master and lineage holder in the Hollow Bones Zen order, this retreat will be like no other.

The week will include detailed meditation instruction and guidance, Qi Gong, walking meditation, one on one support and dharma teachings.


Integrating Your Shadows - a Path of Liberation [8 Day Retreat]

Led by Doshin
Creighton Universtiy, Iowa
Aug 16, 2020 5:00 pm - Aug 23, 2020 1:00 pm

Shadows are those things that we hide, repress or deny about ourselves. They are a primary cause of our negative, emotional reactivity and they prevent us from fully and completely expressing our true nature. In order to live fully free and loving lives, we must shine the light of Pure Awareness into the darkness to illuminate these shadows and then integrate them into our very being. These Shadows can become allies! We can transmute them into Right Action, Pure Discernment and Selfless Equanimity.

“Be careful, lest in casting out your demon you exorcise the best thing in you.” ~ Nietzsche

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

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

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.

Integral Zen 7 Day Retreat

Led by Doshin
Findhorn Foundation, Scotland
Oct 17, 2020 1:00 pm - Oct 23, 2020 1:00 pm

This retreat is a rare and unique offering. An opportunity to explore our individual and collective shadows from witnessing mind. The only prerequisite is an open heart and an empty mind. Integral Zen Shadow Integration Retreat includes powerful meditation and non-meditation instructions, ego deconstruction techniques, shadow illumination and awareness intervention processes.