Kobun Memorial Sesshin
Aug
25
to Sep 1

Kobun Memorial Sesshin

Hakubai Event*

Close the summer with an intensive practice period in memory of Hakubai’s founding abbott, Kobun Chino Otagawa. Intensive meditation supports continuous practice in our day-to-day lives. The sesshin will include sitting (zazen), walking (kinhin), working (samu), and eating (oryoki) meditation, evening dharma talks, and meetings with the teacher.

The sesshin will be taught by Ekai Daichi, on Dogen and the Mountains and Waters Sutra.

Please e-mail info@hakubai.org to register.

Ekai Daichi

Ekai Daichi

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Chenrezig & Manjushri Namasangiti Tantra With HE Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sep
6
to Sep 8

Chenrezig & Manjushri Namasangiti Tantra With HE Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche

Sponsored Event*

Sponsored by Heruka Boulder.

Chenrezig & Manjushri Namasangiti Tantra With HE Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche

Rinpoche will share Dharma teachings & Empowerments in the Mahayana & Vajrayana Buddhist traditions. On Friday September 6th Rinpoche will give transmission and empowerment for 4-armed Chenrezig, the Great Bodhisattva of Compassion, from the terma cycle of the Great mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo. On Saturday, Rinpoche will give transmission for the Manjushri Namasangiti Tantra. Rinpoche will bestow 25% of the text and has requested sangha accumulates 30,000 Orange Manjushri mantras each prior to receiving transmission. (Om Ah Ra Pa Cha Na Dhi). On Sunday, Rinpoche will lead a one-day Manjushri Retreat.

Please reserve space by registration via Herukaboulder@gmail.com.

Suggested Donation : $150 / $50 per day.

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Dogen Study - Being Time
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Dogen Study - Being Time

Hakubai Event*

Join us for a weekend of studying Dogen’s text, “Being and Time” from the Shobogenzo (Treasury of the True Dharma Eye).

Schedule:
9 a.m. - noon, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

Please e-mail info@hakubai.org to register.

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3 Day Zazen
Jun
28
to Jun 30

3 Day Zazen

Hakubai Event*

An intensive silent retreat with 2 meals and 14 hours sitting meditation each day.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The 3-Day Zazen is now full. Please e-mail info@hakubai.org to be added to the waitlist.

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June Sesshin: Nondual Spiritual Progress
Jun
9
to Jun 16

June Sesshin: Nondual Spiritual Progress

Hakubai Event*

Open the summer with an intensive practice period at Hakubai. Intensive meditation supports continuous practice in our day-to-day lives. The sesshin will include sitting (zazen), walking (kinhin), working (samu), and eating (oryoki) meditation, evening dharma talks, and meetings with the teacher.

Haku’un Shunshin will be teaching on Nondual Spiritual Progress. Our evening discussions will focus on the paradox of spiritual progress. Why sit? Why bow? Why prostrate? Is there “progress” along a “path”? What are we vowing to accomplish? What is accomplishment? What to make of the distinction between awakening and samsara? Does a mountain “progress”? Does the rain “up-level”? How does a flower “get somewhere”? We will focus on the following topics: mindfulness, no-mind and “no-mind fullness,” self-help, no-self and “no-self help,” Zen practice, and no-Zen practice.

Haku’un Shunshin

Haku’un Shunshin

The core text for discussion will be Master Dogen’s Fukan Zazengi (Universally Recommended Instructions for Zazen).

The sesshin will close on Sunday with HakuHo Kikuu’s Shuso ceremony with dharma combat.

Ceremony: Sunday, June 16, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Social Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:12 p.m.

The June sesshin is now full.

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Buddha's Birthday Celebration
May
12
9:00 AM09:00

Buddha's Birthday Celebration

Hakubai Event*

Come celebrate Buddha’s birthday. All are welcome (especially children).

We’ll begin at 9:00 am with two periods of sitting and walking meditation. At 10:00 we’ll hear stories of the Buddha’s birth, and answer questions about the life of Buddha and his teachings. At 11:00 we’ll wash baby Buddha with pure water and then clothe him in fresh flowers.

At 11:30 there will be a social lunch and an opportunity to share the happiness of the day.

Please RSVP to info@hakubai.org if you would like to attend.

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White, Yellow & Black Manjushri: Vajrayana Teachings & Empowerments with HE Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
May
10
to May 12

White, Yellow & Black Manjushri: Vajrayana Teachings & Empowerments with HE Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche

Sponsored Event*

9am - 5pm, Friday and Saturday
2pm - 5pm, Sunday

Sponsored by Heruka Boulder.

White, Yellow & Black Manjushri: Vajrayana Teachings & Empowerments with HE Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche

The number of participants is limited. Please contact herukaboulder@gmail.com for more information and to register.

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Chanting Choir Practice
May
8
7:30 PM19:30

Chanting Choir Practice

Sound healing originated in India where it was called Nada Yoga. These techniques made their way to Egypt and from there through Pythagoras to Greece. Also from India they went to China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia.

The underlying theory is that when we tune our own physical vibrations to the harmonious vibrations of the universe, we balance mind, body, and spirit.

This is not a lecture class. It is participatory. We’ll begin learning the correct techniques of chanting with the seed syllables and then move to mantras and dharanis.

It will not be progressive so that you can come any Wednesday night and join in. The Wednesday night practice begins May 8th and continues every Wednesday through the end of August.

Buddhists and non-Buddhists are welcome. Chanting is universal.

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Colorado Ratnashri: Teachings by Kenshen Gyaltshen Rinpoche
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Colorado Ratnashri: Teachings by Kenshen Gyaltshen Rinpoche

Sponsored Event*

10am - 5pm each day with lunch break from 12-2pm

Pre-registration required by venue five working days before start of program. Parking is limited, carpooling suggested. Register by April 8th at noon MST via e-mail at coratnashri@gmail.com or call/text Karen at 720-233-1426.

Khenchen will teach the meaning of the syllables and practice of Om Ah Hung based on the teachings in his book Opening the Treasure of the Profound. Please note: a limited number autographed books are currently available at Boulder Bookstore 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder in the Buddhist section on the 2nd floor.

For more information, please visit https://coloradoratnashri.weebly.com

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New Year Sesshin
Dec
27
to Jan 1

New Year Sesshin

Hakubai Event*

Enter into the New Year with an intensive practice period. The sesshin will include sitting (zazen), walking (kinhin), working (samu), and eating (oryoki) meditation, and evening dharma talks. On New Year's Eve, we will engage in intentional reflection on the past year along with intention-setting for the year to come, followed by the ringing of 108 bells at midnight.

Please e-mail info@hakubai.org to register.

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Introduction to Zen Design Thinking
Aug
20
to Aug 24

Introduction to Zen Design Thinking

Sponsored event*

This 5-day class is for anyone who wants to live intentionally, creating environments of beauty and inspiration. It is also of interest to experienced meditators who want to bring their practice into their daily lives, and experienced designers who want the tools to take their design skills to a new level.

What you will learn:

  1. The elements of Zen design composition and how to work with them to create and evaluate a design.
  2. How a Zen design differs from conventional design.
  3. How to cultivate a Zen meditation practice as a resource for design.
  4. How to generate a unified vision of the design.
  5. How to join Heaven and Earth, creating a happy environment and a happy life.

You’ll learn how to apply these principles to your own space and to any subject of design, including your own life.

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
Cost: $850 (includes lunch)

This is an event sponsored by Plum Mountain. You can register at the Plum Mountain website.

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Summer Sesshin
Aug
6
to Aug 12

Summer Sesshin

Hakubai Event*

Close out the summer with an intensive practice period. Intensive meditation supports continuous practice in our day-to-day lives. The sesshin will include sitting (zazen), walking (kinhin), working (samu), and eating (oryoki) meditation, evening dharma talks, and meetings with the teacher.

Please e-mail info@hakubai.org to register.

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Portraiture and Personal Mythology
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Portraiture and Personal Mythology

Sponsored event*

Taught by Jack Richard Smith

A multi-disciplinary workshop for artists, writers, photographers, and others. 

When we say,"portrait" our mind naturally envisions of a painting or a photograph. However, the realm of portraiture is inclusive of a much broader set of tools and much more than an examination of the architecture of a face. Portraits are studies of a personal narrative written on that face. They are the map of our existence to present. The observer, the artist, writer, photographer, the videographer has the opportunity to interpret this narrative using the visage as a ground upon which to express the subject's story.

We will use meditation and other techniques to make portraits of subjects and learn to see others fully.

This is an event sponsored by Plum Mountain. For more information and to register, visit the Plum Mountain website.

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Zazenkai
Jul
1
9:00 AM09:00

Zazenkai

Hakubai Event*

Zazenkai is a one-day intensive practice period. Intensive meditation supports continuous practice in our day-to-day lives. The zazenkai will include sitting (zazen) and walking (kinhin) meditation.

Please e-mail info@hakubai.org to register.

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Living in Presence with Casey Bledsoe
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Living in Presence with Casey Bledsoe

Sponsored event*

In this weekend retreat, we will use simple practices of inquiry, sound, meditation, and more to connect with the openness, freedom, and joy of our natural being and the confidence that emerges as we experience this. The more we contact the simplicity of being, the more trusting we become and the less we strain to "make things happen."

With this deeper inner relaxation, we can effortlessly transform situations we inhabit and minimize unnecessary suffering for ourselves, our loved ones, and our world. Our experience of life becomes one that is more spacious, harmonious, and loving.

Please join the living energy of the group as we share in presence together and re-awaken our remembrance of that which we truly are. Practitioners of any path or experience level are welcome.

Schedule
9am - 5 pm Saturday
9am - 12 pm Sunday

Cost: $ 88  (+ Dana if desired) 

Young adults under 25 and those in need of financial assistance, please inquire. Special rates may be available.

For questions or to register, please contact casey@caseybledsoe.com

For Casey's bio, or more information about her spiritual training and approach, please see https://caseybledsoe.com/

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The Art of Placement
Jun
9
to Jun 10

The Art of Placement

Sponsored event*

This is a two-day workshop in earth shaping and stone arrangement based on the "Sakuteki" and "The Sound of Cherry Blossoms." The art of placement is the second fundamental of non-dual design after form and space. Within it are contained the subjects of proportion, scale, and relationships. From the field of emptiness in which both the designer and the designed are contained, Heaven and Earth are joined. From this awareness, we can hear the will of the stone. We'll work with large boulders as well as models to explore the art of placement.

Schedule: Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm.
Cost: $340 (includes lunch)

This is an event sponsored by Plum Mountain. You can register at the Plum Mountain website.

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Designing Space and Form
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Designing Space and Form

Sponsored event*

In this two-day course we’ll learn Japanese tree-trimming techniques and applying them in our nursery. We’ll learn how to visualize the tree’s growth pattern and how to mold that pattern into the desired shapes. We’ll explore how to reveal the spirit of the tree and how to play with light and space. The knowledge of balancing opposites in a state of change is fundamental to all design. From this we learn how to make wicked decisions in a dancing landscape. Pine trimming is the best way for a designer to learn  how to work with space and form. No experience with tree-trimming is required, but you need to bring your own pine trimmers.

Schedule: Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm.
Cost: $340 (includes lunch)

This is an event sponsored by Plum Mountain. You can register at the Plum Mountain website.

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Zazenkai
May
6
9:00 AM09:00

Zazenkai

Hakubai Event*

Zazenkai is a one-day intensive practice period. Intensive meditation supports continuous practice in our day-to-day lives. The zazenkai will include sitting (zazen) and walking (kinhin) meditation.

Schedule
9:00am           Introduction
9:20                Zazen
9:50                Kinhin
10:00              Zazen
10:30              Kinhin
10:40              Zazen
11:10                Kinhin
11:20               Zazen
11:50               Lunch
***    Break    ***
1:50pm            Zazen
2:30                Kinhin
2:40                Zazen
3:10                 Tea
4:10                 Zazen
4:40                Kinhin
4:50                Zazen
5:30                9 bows

Please e-mail info@hakubai.org to register.

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