Working together is an important aspect of Zen practice. These work days bring us together as a sangha. They are also supportive for those of us who are committed to keeping up the daily practice schedule.

It is wonderful to share the full day of practice together, for those who are able to stay through the entire schedule. That said, we also welcome participation for any part of the day.

Please RSVP to Matt if you plan to come for any part of the day, to help in planning projects: Matthew.zepelin ‘at’ gmail.com

The schedule is as follows:

9:00 zazen
9:40 kinhin
9:50 lecture
10:30 work meeting
10:45 formal (silent) work practice
12:15 cleanup
12:30 brown-bag lunch on the lawn
1:15 informal work
2:45 end work / cleanup
3:00 zazen
3:30 optional tea and practice discussion
For questions, please call Matt at 303-895-5278

Sei Ren Laurie Nusbaum, an experienced student of Zentatsu Baker Roshi, will offer an informal introduction to Zen practice at 9:00 a.m., at the Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast, 2151 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder. Just come in the front door and ask any of the Briar Rose staff to help you find the zendo (meditation room). The session will last until 10:30 or 11:00 a.m., depending on the group, and how many questions people bring. This event will provide an introduction to Zen practice and ritual, and provide plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions. The event is free and open to everyone – donations to the Boulder Zen Center will be accepted. Please contact Laurie via email (laurie.nusbaum ‘at’ gmail.com) if you have any questions.

“Practicing the Precepts”

A Weekend Seminar at Dharma Sangha Boulder/Briar Rose B&B

Seminars led by Zenki Christian Dillo Sensei are an opportunity for new and experienced students to explore teachings of Zen Buddhism together. The topic for each seminar is developed through informal Dharma talks, question and answer, open discussion, and small groups. The schedule includes morning and evening Zazen.

Zenki Sensei gives seminars in Crestone and at least one in Boulder each year. The Boulder Zen Center can only accommodate a limited number of people, and these seminars have sold out early. 

The Boulder seminars begin with dinner on Friday evening at 6:00, and they end after lunch on Sunday (around 2:00, though participants are encouraged to stay for a Sangha meeting immediately afterward). Participants are encouraged to stay overnight at the Briar Rose B&B, and all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch will be provided. The cost will be $150 (whether or not you stay overnight at the Rose), plus a traditional teaching donation. Members at the “Supporting Member” level or higher will receive a 10% discount. The teaching donation amount is up to you. (For the teaching donation, please make out a separate check to Christian Dillo.) Participants will be asked to help clean their rooms and change the bedding before they depart on Sunday, as part of our practice – taking care of things.

To reserve a space for this seminar, please contact Jessika Hardin, jessika1021@gmail.com.