Winter Practice Period
January 26 - April 4th (10 Weeks)
The support of a Sangha and a Priest Facilitator is essential for continuing training and deepening of insight. The Cyber-Sangha Practice Period is designed to provide a community of practice, guidance from a skilled facilitator, and an opportunity to learn directly from Jun Po Roshi. The ten-week online practice is based on the 5 Training Elements of Mondo Zen:
Genuine Insight (Meditation)
Components of the program include:
Small Group/Individual connection with Priest Facilitator
10 weekly calls to support your practice
- 2 One-on-One calls with your Priest Facilitator (30 minutes each)
- 8 Group calls with your Priest Facilitator (60 minutes each)
The Essence: Facilitator checks-in with each participant regarding their 5 training elements. Find out what each person needs to support their practice. Provide clarity and motivation through state transmission in support. Group connection, support and wisdom. Celebrating success and supporting struggles for improvement. Q&A
Connection with the Larger Cyber-Sangha
Kick-Off (Jan 26th)
2 Calls with Jun Po (2 Dates TBD from: Feb 2 or 23; Mar 1, 8, 22 or 29)
3 Sunday Sanghas (Jan 12th (LIVE from Sonoma Sesshin, 5:30 a.m. Pacific), Feb 16th, Mar 15th)
Weekly Mondo Cafés (all other Sundays)
Wrap-Up (Apr 4th) - SATURDAY
(All Calls with the Larger Cyber-Sangha are on Sundays at 7 a.m. Pacific via ZOOM video technology, unless otherwise noted. Calls are recorded and available for playback.)
Left to my own devices, I often have a hard time keeping up a rigorous zen meditation practice. The Hollow Bones Cyber Sangha program has proved to be the perfect support system, providing a community of practice, a forum to discuss how I can better apply Buddhist precepts, sharing and guidance from fellow students and priests, and even personal interaction with the zen master himself, Jun Po Roshi. I recommend it highly to anyone who seeks to transcend their ego and live life more fully and authentically.
A requested payment of $250 is greatly appreciated for participation in the program. This payment pays a stipend to Priests/Facilitators who run the program and supports Friends of Zen and the offering of this Dharma ongoing.
If paid by January 1st (Early Bird): $210
If paid after January 1st: $250
Due now: $105
Due January 1st: $105
Financial assistance is available to participants exhibiting financial need. To apply please fill out the scholarship application below, along with the refundable deposit.
Please note that while Hollow Bones aims to make our offerings financially accessible, we are unable to provide full scholarships for our programs and retreats.