Fall Intensive

The Fall Intensive is a 6-week program that focuses on Zen Buddhist practices. The daily activities during these retreats are designed for deep contemplation and manifestation, especially weeklong sesshins.

A typical schedule introduces participants to early rising, 6 hours of zazen (sitting meditation) per day, as well as chanting, samu (work practice), and silent formal meals. Sesshins include around 12 hours of zazen per day.

Retreat with Hosen & Koshin
October 27, 2018 – November 3, 2018

Koshin Christopher Cain, a Zen priest (Osho) and Abbott of the Puget Sound Zen Center, trained at Mt. Baldy Zen Center for 12 years under Joshu Sasaki Roshi. He is a member of the American Zen Teacher's Association.

Hosen Christiane Ranger, a Zen priest (Osho) and Abbess of Bodhi Manda Zen Center, began her training in 1979, alternately, both at Mt.Baldy Zen Center and Bodhi Manda Zen Center under Joshu Sasaki Roshi.

Hosen and Koshin will be giving talks on the Ten Oxherding Pictures, which relate back to a Ch'an master in the Sung Dynasty China (1126-1279 AD), have spiritual roots in the early Buddhist texts. They provide useful imagery of an illusion to be negated before a seeker of truth can experience enlightenment. The ox symbolize the mind and the herder symbolizes the seeker.

Sesshin
November 17, 2018 – November 24, 2018

Join us for sesshin, a 7-day silent meditation retreat. Contact us for more details at (575) 829-3854 or office@bmzc.org to register.

Rohatsu Sesshin
December 1, 2018 – December 8, 2018

The Bodhi will host a 7-day retreat “Rohatsu”, an intensive retreat commemorating Shakyamuni Buddha’s awakening.

Andrew Ellis