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"Mondo Zen training is one of the most important, creative, and novel additions to the meditation pantheon, highly recommended for the accelerated effect it has on spiritual growth and development. Definitely check it out!"
- Ken Wilber, The Integral Vision

What is Mondo Zen?

Mondo Zen™ is based on Japanese and Chinese Zen, updated for the 21st Century. Mondo Zen™ transcends the hierarchical / authoritarian, gender-biased and constraining monastic aspects of traditional Zen in favor of practical, experiential “in the world” engagement. Relying only on direct personal experience—as taught by the Buddha himself—it does not allow mythic constructs to complicate its philosophical orientation. Read More

Traditional Silent Zen Sesshin at Dai Bosatsu Kongo-ji

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Dai Bosatsu Kongo-ji
Traditional Silent Zen Sesshin
June 10-17, 2017

Dharma brothers and sisters join us. It is time.
Jun Po Roshi

We have entered a time of tremendous noise, politically, environmentally, and socially. It is more vital than ever for us, as practitioners, to cultivate our own relationship with the silence within, so we may respond intelligently and compassionately to all that is arising around us, and within us.

Silence is the heart of all spiritual practice and insight. Allow yourself a week to participate in a form exquisitely designed over millennia to enter into this silence. On this 7-day retreat, we will be enshrined in the beautiful surroundings of the historic Dai Bosatsu Monastery, set in the Catskill Mountain Preserve. Jun Po Roshi received inka (transmission) here in 1992, so our connection to this sacred place runs deep.

Jun Po Roshi, abbot of Mondo Zen, will lead this retreat. You will be nourished with daily Qi Gong and yoga, delicious vegetarian food, and a retreat container designed to allow you to discover and stabilize the realization of the profound silence within your heart.

This retreat sells out every year, so please don’t hesitate to sign up if you’d like to join us. More on Dai Bostatsu can be found through their website: Dai Bosatsu.

To register for this retreat, please go to Mondo Zen RetreatsRead More

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Sanchi Shudo Reta Lawler Roshi

Monday, July 11, 2016
On June 17, 2016, at the Dai Bosatsu Sesshin, Sanchi Shudo Reta Lawler received Inka, Dharma Transmission, from Jun Po Kelly Roshi.  She becomes the second female roshi in the Hollow Bones Order.  

Sanchi Reta is the Founder and Director of the Boulder Morningstar Zen Center. Fully ordained as a Rinzai Zen Buddhist nun by Eido Shimano Roshi (founder and former abbot of Dai Bosatsu Monastery), Sanchi has led contemplative retreats and Zen sesshins around the country for over thirty-five years. 

Her professional teachings and offerings have been in Creative Arts, Transpersonal Psychotherapy, and Shamanic practice (particularly in Celtic and Peruvian indigenous orientations). Her trademark trainings are Coming Full Circle: The Art of Death and Dying, and Winds of Change: The Art of Engaged Living

She is on the faculty of the Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and continues as an advisor to the Spirit Quest Sanctuary in Iquitos, Peru. Sanchi particularly enjoys hosting retreats around the world where the earth energies invite natural entry into contemplative practice. 

As well, she is a life-learner of Gardening - particularly working with the joy of flowers, healing herbs, and love of Trees. 

Just perhaps, someday, her writing and poetry will make their way to a book.

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