Big Heart Events are special In-Person 5-Day intensive retreats with Genpo Roshi that are limited to a minimum of 3, and a maximum of 7, participants who wish to go very deep into their personal practice. Several of these are scheduled over the next few months, either in-person in Hawaii or on Zoom.
Roshi has decided he must limit his exhaustive travel schedule in order to reserve his time and energy for those who are dedicated enough to come be with him in Hawaii where he will do his utmost to share the fruits of his 50 years of practice. When that's not possible he will do this same work over Zoom with a small group of students.
These retreats are a remarkable opportunity to deepen your personal practice with the guidance of Genpo Roshi who will soon be celebrating 50 years as a monk! Where can you find this kind of experience these days?
Big Heart Retreats are also the principal means of raising funds to support Genpo Roshi’s Big Mind/Big Heart work throughout the world, to expand live and virtual teaching programs, and to train successor teachers to carry on.
Over the years we've provided hundreds of scholarships for qualified students to participate in Kanzeon Big Mind Zen events, actively participated in growing our community, and painstakingly built resources like the Big Mind Zen Media Archive to be used by future students.
Big Heart Events are our way of giving back to those who so generously sponsor our efforts. Your participation and support is greatly appreciated!
Here's a video we took of the view from Genpo Roshi's place.
The Big Heart in-person retreats take place in a beautiful house
on the water at Manini Bay you see in the distance.
Check the listings below for the next available opportunity. You can sign up by clicking on the links shown below or contact Bruce Lambson for detailed information, pricing and registration.
Special Note: The rooms at the house we use in Hawaii for the October 5-9 Big Heart Retreat are filled. You may still attend if you are willing to stay at a nearby hotel. You are still entitled to meals and we will shuttle people from hotels to the retreat. You will also be able to hang out at the house all day and in the evenings to enjoy great company and a fabulous location to relax and swim. For further details and assistance please Contact Bruce.
Upcoming Big Heart Retreats Registration Links