July 10-15, 2012 - 5-day Mondo Zen Sesshin led by Jun Po Roshi at Creighton Retreat Center in Griswold, Iowa.
September 22-28, 2012 - 6-day Silent Sesshin led by Doshin Roshi at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, California.
September 24-30, 2012 - 7-day Mondo Zen Teacher Training led by Jun Po Roshi at Venwoude International in the Netherlands.
October 5-7, 2012 - Weekend Mondo retreat at Still Point Zen Center in Random Lake, Wisconsin with Meru Doug Szper. Contact email@example.com to register.
October 13-20, 2012 - 7-day Mondo Zen Sesshin led by Jun Po Roshi at Sunrise Ranch near Loveland, Colorado.
November 24-December 1, 2012 - Rohatsu 7-day Sesshin led by Jun Po Roshi at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality in Green Bay, WI.
January 19-25, 2013 - 6-Day Mondo Zen Sesshin led by Jun Po Roshi at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, CA.
March 23-29, 2013- 6-day Mondo Zen Sesshin at Pendle Hill led by Jun Po Roshi.
May 11-18, 2013 - 7-day Teacher Training led by Jun Po Roshi at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. Prerequisite: Participation in at least one Mondo Zen retreat.
June 15-22, 2013 - 7-day specially designed Mondo Zen Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu in New York State led by Jun Po Roshi.
Visit the Retreat Calendar on the website for more information.
Gratitude to Iowans
A very special thank you to those in Iowa who are contributing scholarship money so that others may attend the July sesshin. Their generosity is helping others transform their lives.
Giving without expecting a return is the heart of our dana paramita tradition.
If you wish to contribute to our scholarship fund, use Support Us on our website (indicate what it is for in the comment section). Your generosity helps spread this teaching and will enrich the lives of many.
Over 50 people attended this Mondo Zen Teacher Training at the ever-peaceful Sunrise Ranch in May. Three people took jukai:
Emyo Darlene Tataryn
Hosho Don Koehler
Dazu Justin Park
Unconditional love ....
Dear Jun Po,
I got a tattoo on Friday afternoon; it is a
large enso that spreads across the center of my back, below my
shoulders. When I wear a shirt, it is invisible. It's for nobody's eyes
but my own.
The image has been with me since childhood; my
Mom and Dad brought back a t-shirt from one of the first Hollow Bones
retreats they attended: it had enso and read, “Only don't know.”
favorite shirt as a child, I still wear it today. There is a lot of love
and celebration of Mom, Dad, you, and the environment I was brought up
in in this tattoo. It serves as a reminder that everything is perfect
and essential as it is, that enso is not separate - but instead this void
is universal and boundless.
Centered around my body's core, it
symbolizes my character & universal being fully exposed and open to
both receiving and letting go. To simply be here now in this state of
*Jun Po gave Caitlin the Sanskrit dharma name Mudita ("Gladness") in 2000 when she was ten.
A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.