Join us this June 4-9 at the Bodhi Manda Zen Center in Jemez Springs, NM for the
Summer Institute in Buddhism
According to Buddhist philosophical traditions, wisdom, understanding, and insight are central to awakening and gaining freedom from suffering; ignorance, delusion, and misunderstanding are the main obstacles to awakening and serve to keep us mired in suffering. But what is ignorance? What causes ignorance? How is ignorance maintained and cemented in our thinking, feeling, acting? What kind of ignorance is an obstacle to awakening (or is any ignorance at all an obstacle)? How does one recognize and address one’s own ignorance? What are the personal, ethical, and social implications of ignorance? This seminar will focus on these questions – and others – from Pāli, Chinese, and Tibetan Buddhist philosophical traditions.
$750 per person (scholarships available)
Begins Tuesday, June 4th with dinner at 5:00pm
Ends Sunday, June 9th with lunch at 12:00pm
Dormitory style. Limited number of private rooms available for additional cost on first come basis. Delicious farm-to-table home cooked meals. Access to our natural hot springs.
Instruction and participation in zazen meditation practice.
For questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (575) 829-3854
This year the retreat is based on ‘Fifty Verses on the nature of Consciousness’ taken from the great 5th century master Vasubandhu. (Once you register for the retreat a copy of the teachings in verse form will be emailed to you).
In this 7 day Vipassana Retreat Aparna will interpret & share how these ancient teachings can be applied to the modern world and daily life.
An intensive 3-week training period. This includes daily practices of early rising, chanting, zazen meditation, walking meditation, meal practice, and work practice. This will also include a 7-day Sesshin retreat. Contact us at (575) 829-3854 or email@example.com to learn more and register.
During this period the Zen Center will be closed to all other activities.
Come hibernate in this intensive 3-week period of monastic zen training and practices. This includes daily practices of early rising, chanting, zazen meditation, walking meditation, meal practice, and work practice. This also includes a 7-day Sesshin from February 9-16. Contact us at (575) 829-3854 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
Cultures teach us how to notice, and mark, transitions in time, as when one season turns to the next or when one stage of life flows into another. Some psychologists believe that our very sense of who we are is the story we tell ourselves about where we’ve been, where we are, and where we imagine we are going. Our story is framed by time and place and the meanings we find in their intersections.