Boulder-based Buddhist teacher and author David Loy will give the Saturday morning Dharma Talk on January 27th. His talk, entitled “Is the ecological crisis also a Buddhist crisis?”, takes the theme of contemporary Buddhism’s relationship to ecological awareness and activism. David also engages this topic through his role as cofounder of the Rocky Mountain EcoDharma Center, a low-cost retreat center located near Boulder, just above Jamestown. He is a lineage holder in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism and author of numerous books, most recently A New Buddhist Path: Enlightenment, Evolution, and Ethics in the Modern World (2015). David will have books available for purchase and signing after the talk.

Getting Some Traction in Immediacy

A Weekend Seminar at the Chautauqua Community House

This event continues a long-running series of seminars Baker Roshi has been having in a beautiful venue at the base of the Flatirons. The format will include lectures, question and answer, group discussion and sitting meditation. It is not necessary that you have previous experience with Zen Buddhism to attend.

See Additional Information about the seminar logistics, history, etc.

Baker Roshi will begin to develop the topic for the seminar on Friday, while the main Seminar will begin on Saturday Morning. The schedule is as follows:

Friday (optional) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The cost of two days is $175, and the price for all three days is $225. Those who have signed up with our Membership Program are entitled to a 10% discount if your membership level is $30 or more per month. There are special payment buttons for qualified members.

You may REGISTER AND PAY here. While we prefer online payment as it simplifies our accounting and results in less work for us as the seminar begins, you may also register online and send a check to our mailing address. You may also register and pay at the door.

Driving Directions 

Ejo Matt Zepelin, Director of Dharma Sangha Boulder and a longtime practitioner in the Sangha, 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 Matt via email (Matthew.zepelin ‘at’ if you have any questions.