Doshin Michael Nelson Roshi
The path to awakening is not a straight one. And yet some of us are determined to see our way to the end, which is nothing less than finding our way back to ourselves, into this moment, into this body and mind and through this 21st Century culture, an awakening human being.
Doshin is a poet, troublemaker, and teacher – a Zen Master of no rank. He is the founder of Integral Zen, Inc. the Colorado branch of the Hollow Bones Zen Order and co-founder of the Poetry of Dying Project, which uses the mirror of death to point to the essence of life. Doshin worked directly with Jun Po as he first released and then developed the Process of Mondo Zen™. He has been fully trained and is adequately skilled in this incredibly transformative practice.
Integral Zen Retreat
Using the Mondo Zen Koan Process
This 7-day Integral Zen Retreat is a modern adaptation of traditional Japanese Rinzai Zen.
In this school of Zen, it is essential that you awaken, and there is a fierce, yet compassionate, insistence that you do so now. Meditating and sitting quietly is not enough! You must realize your inherent freedom. You must answer the question, “Who are you?” from the purest depths of realization, moving far beyond the normal modes of speculative thought.
The Mondo Zen Koan Process is a protocol designed to accomplish the first step upon this ancient, updated and renewed path of awakening, a transmission of Correct Understanding.
This retreat offers men and women the opportunity to experience that we are fundamentally free right now, and yet spiritual insight must always flow through a relative and wholly constructed and fully conditioned human ego.
Integral Zen is based on the fact that deep meditative consciousness is fundamentally pure and receptive, while ego is temporary and superficial. And yet we must use our egos — not destroy or transcend them — on our path as awakening human beings.
Therefor meditation is not enough!
We also have to pay attention to and work on the conditioned state that the ego is.
With Integral language and a deep meditative practice, we are able to discuss complex topics with greater understanding, clarity, and compassion.
Integral Zen Retreat: 14 – 20 October 2019
Costs: € 997,- for the retreat including dormitory based sleeping
One person bedroom: € 247,-
Two person bedroom: € 188,-