Retreats and Events

Past events

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

Led by Doshin
Charles Town, West Virginia, USA
Mar 5, 2020 1:00 pm PST - Mar 8, 2020 12:00 pm PDT

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.

Shadow Webinar Level 3 - State Shadows [EU]

Led by Doshin
Online webinar [Thursday Evenings, Central European Time Zone]
Feb 13, 2020 11:00 am PST - Mar 26, 2020 2:00 pm PDT

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

Led by Doshin
Online webinar [Tuesday Evenings, Mountain Time Zone]
Feb 11, 2020 5:30 pm PST - Mar 31, 2020 7:30 pm PDT

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 2 - Collective Shadows [EU]

Led by Doshin
Online webinar [Thursday Evenings, Central European Time Zone]
Nov 14, 2019 11:00 am PST - Jan 2, 2020 1:00 pm PST

What color are the collective shadows of the groups you Interact with?

“Birds of a feather flock together.” Individuals usually flock together in groups that share the same feathers—similar beliefs, values and blind spots. These collective belief systems and blind spots can be studied and categorized using the same stages of development. This enables us to develop powerful new ways of looking at and understanding group inter-dynamics that explain many of the culture-wars that can’t be understood with current, less complete ways of thinking.

Shadow Webinar Level 2 - Collective Shadows

Led by Doshin
Online webinar [Tuesday Evenings, Mountain Time Zone]
Nov 12, 2019 5:30 pm PST - Dec 30, 2019 7:30 pm PST

What color are the collective shadows of the groups you Interact with?

“Birds of a feather flock together.” Individuals usually flock together in groups that share the same feathers—similar beliefs, values and blind spots. These collective belief systems and blind spots can be studied and categorized using the same stages of development. This enables us to develop powerful new ways of looking at and understanding group inter-dynamics that explain many of the culture-wars that can’t be understood with current, less complete ways of thinking.

7-Day Integral Zen Shadow Integration Retreat

Led by Doshin
Findhorn Foundation, Scotland
Oct 26, 2019 3:00 am PDT - Nov 2, 2019 3:00 am PDT

This retreat is a unique opportunity to explore our individual and collective shadows from witnessing mind. The only prerequisites are an open heart and an open mind.

Integral Zen Retreat

Led by Doshin
Venwoude, Netherlands
Oct 14, 2019 5:00 am PDT - Oct 20, 2019 12:30 pm PDT

7 day Integral Zen retreat