Past Retreats and Events

The Whole Spectrum of Shadows Self-paced Course Level 1

Led by Doshin
Online

In this series of webinars, we lay out this whole spectrum of shadows as a wholistic context. We begin with the karma that we inherit when we’re born as a human being. Then, we can move on to something that's a little closer to home, our family karma. After karma we move into preverbal, developmental, and shock trauma, as well as the early childhood issues that are illuminated by attachment theory and parental bonding patterns. Then we begin to explore the subpersonalities that are split off and disowned in light of the capacities that are trying to emerge and stabilize at each specific level of ego development. We include instincts, archetypes, karmic habitual patterns, demons, angels, benevolent and wrathful deities, collective shadows, and state shadows.

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

Led by Doshin
Yokoji Zen Mountain Center, CA
Sep 24, 2020 8:00 pm EDT - Sep 27, 2020 4:15 pm EDT

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.

Meet Doshin (2nd session)

Led by Doshin
Online
Sep 10, 2020 2:00 pm EDT - Sep 10, 2020 4:00 pm EDT

This event is an opportunity to meet Doshin in a small group setting.


Meet Doshin

Led by Doshin
Online
Sep 3, 2020 2:00 pm EDT - Sep 3, 2020 4:00 pm EDT

This event is an opportunity to meet Doshin in a small group setting.


The Whole Spectrum of Shadows - Level 1

Led by Doshin
Online
Aug 22, 2020 2:00 pm EDT - Sep 26, 2020 4:00 pm EDT

In this series of webinars, we lay out this whole spectrum of shadows as a wholistic context. Anything less seems to lead to misunderstanding and confusion. We begin with the karma that we inherit when we’re born as a human being. Then, we can move on to something that's a little closer to home, our family karma. When I'm working with a group, I always ask how many of you come from a family that has some seriously messed up family karma? Almost everyone raises their hand. After karma we move into preverbal, developmental and shock trauma, as well as the early childhood issues that are illuminated by attachment theory and parental bonding patterns. Then we begin to explore the subpersonalities that are split off and disowned in light of the capacities that are trying to emerge and stabilize at each specific level of ego development.

Integral Zen 7 Day Retreat

Led by Doshin
Glastonbury, UK
Aug 21, 2020 1:00 pm EDT - Aug 28, 2020 9:00 am EDT

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.


Integral Zen Online Meditation Workshop

Led by Doshin
Online
Aug 17, 2020 1:00 pm EDT - Aug 19, 2020 4:00 pm EDT

The in-person retreat has been cancelled, and in its place we are offering a three day online meditation workshop.
Join us for a 3-Day, 3-hours per day Virtual Meditation Workshop. The first day we will use language to explore nothingness, which creates a space and opportunity to directly experience Meditative Mind. Then the next two days we will describe and experience several different types of meditation practices. The basic structure of the workshop includes a description of the practice, practicing the practice, and then providing space to share insights and ask questions.

The Sacred Secret of Silence

Led by Doshin
Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center, Colorado
Jul 6, 2020 7:00 pm EDT - Jul 12, 2020 2:30 pm EDT

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

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

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

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

US Shadow Working Group Tuesday Nights

Led by Doshin
Zoom
Apr 14, 2020 8:30 pm EDT - Aug 14, 2020 9:30 pm EDT

This group is an Internet Working Group, designed for those who already have experience working with us and have the appropriate foundation already built. In this group, we do not provide any introductions, we will just roll up our sleeves, jump into the fire and start working on integrating our shadows from absolute clarity and selfless caring.


EU Shadow Working Group Thursday Nights

Led by Doshin
Zoom
Apr 14, 2020 1:30 pm EDT - Aug 14, 2020 2:00 pm EDT

This group is an Internet Working Group, designed for those who already have experience working with us and have the appropriate foundation already built. In this group, we do not provide any introductions, we will just roll up our sleeves, jump into the fire and start working on integrating our shadows from absolute clarity and selfless caring.


Sangha & Dharma Community - Invitation Only

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

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.

Silent Zen Retreat

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

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.

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 EST - Mar 8, 2020 3:00 pm EDT

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 TBA
Online webinar [Thursday Evenings, Central European Time Zone]
Feb 13, 2020 2:00 pm EST - Mar 26, 2020 5:00 pm EDT

Using the wisdom of Buddhism, Depth Psychology and Integral Theory, we further our exploration of the territory of states by examining state shadows, what Wilber describes in The Religions of Tomorrow, where he says: “Shadows are addictions and allergies in States and Stages, and what drives them.”


Shadow Webinar Level 3 - State Shadows

Led by Doshin
Online webinar [Tuesday Evenings, Mountain Time Zone]
Feb 11, 2020 8:30 pm EST - Mar 31, 2020 10:30 pm EDT

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 2:00 pm EST - Jan 2, 2020 4:00 pm EST

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 8:30 pm EST - Dec 30, 2019 10:30 pm EST

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 6:00 am EDT - Nov 2, 2019 6:00 am EDT

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 8:00 am EDT - Oct 20, 2019 3:30 pm EDT

7 day Integral Zen retreat

Hollow Bones Mondo Zen Sesshin

Led by Doshin
Sonoma, CA
Oct 11, 2019 3:00 am EDT - Oct 11, 2019 3:00 am EDT

Join us as we return for our January Mondo Zen retreat at this lovely and historic site. The retreat will be co-led by JunPo Roshi and Reishin Denise Leong, priest.

TEST retreat plain

Led by Doshin
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY
Aug 28, 2019 12:45 pm EDT - Aug 28, 2019 2:45 pm EDT

This workshop is appropriate for all levels, beginner to expert; and it will particularly valuable to professionals. Relax your body and come as you are. Bring all the curiosity you can find, an empty mind and an open heart.