The One-Year Big Mind Zen Program is designed for those who would like to go deeper into Zen practice and feel a one-year commitment to their practice will be valuable, enjoyable and timely for them.
The Program, which begins this year with the 3-Day Workshop September 10-12, offers the following Events and Resources, all of which are included for the year’s tuition. To Sign Up for the One Year Program scroll down to the registration box below. As a participant you will automatically receive all Zoom links and notifications you will need via email.
Events and Resources:
- Three 3-Day Workshops with Genpo Roshi
- One 7-Day Retreat with Genpo Roshi
- Access to weekly "Sangha Tuesday" and "Sangha Thursday" Zoom sessions exclusively for participants in the One-Year Program
- Member Sunday Talks
- Access to the all the video recordings of the One-Year Program
- Access to the entire Big Mind Zen Media Archive
To receive the greatest benefit from this program Genpo Roshi recommends sitting on your own at least 20 to 30 minutes daily, or as much as your schedule permits. He is offering his 50 years of experience and training to enable you to go as deep as possible in your Zen practice, but ultimately it’s up to you to make it happen. You will be expected to attend all the events and to study the reading material he suggests.
Topics to be covered with Genpo Roshi will include:
The Six Paramitas:
² Dana (generosity) ² Sila (discipline) ² Ksanti (patience, perseverance)
² Virya (effort, energy) ² Samadhi (meditation, concentration) ² Prajna (wisdom)
The Five Poisons:
Ignorance ² Delusion ² Attachment, clinging ² Hatred, resentment, fear, aversion ² Pride ² Envy and Jealousy
Readings: Click to read or download
Genpo Roshi - Introduction to the Six Paramitas
Taizan Maezumi: Practice the Paramitas
Chögyam Trungpa: Paramitas: Techniques of Nongrasping
Identity of Relative and Absolute (Sandokai)
Sangha Tuesdays and Thursdays for One-Year Program Participants
These meetings on Zoom are held on Tuesdays at 11:00 am Mountain Time and Thursdays at 7:00 pm Mountain Time (except during weeks when Retreats or Trainings are scheduled). Meetings are led by one of the following: Mark Kanchi Esterman Roshi, Mary Ellen Seien Sloan Sensei, Chris Jikishin Von Wolkahof Sensei, Alexandra Mushin Gericke Sensei, Charlotte Jigen Juul Hoshi, Bruce Hogen Lambson Hoshi, and Bruce Kenjin Guo Roshi. Participants are encouraged to join in to discuss any questions or thoughts related to Genpo Roshi’s talks, the Readings, or their own personal practice. Zoom links for these events noting who will be hosting the next meeting will be sent to all Program participants.
Sangha Meeting Dates & Hosts
Tuesday 11:00 am MT Thursday 7:00 pm MT14-Mar Mushin Sensei 16-Mar Jigen Hoshi
21-Mar Kanchi Roshi 23-Mar Kenjin Roshi
28-Mar Seien Sensei 30-Mar Kanchi Roshi
4-Apr Mushin Sensei 6-Apr Seien Sensei
11-Apr Hogen Hoshi 13-Apr Kenjin Roshi
18-Apr Jigen Hoshi 20-Apr Hogen Hoshi
25-Apr Mushin Sensei 27-Apr Jigen Hoshi
2-May Kenjin Roshi ___ 4-May Kanchi Roshi
9-May Kanchi Roshi 11-May Seien Sensei
16-May Seien Sensei 18-May Hogen Hoshi
23-May Mushin Sensei 25-May Jigen Hoshi
30-May Sesshin 1-Jun Sesshin
Kanchi Roshi - Mark Esterman
Seien Sensei - Mary Ellen Sloan
Jikishin Sensei - Christian von Wolkahof
Mushin Sensei - Alexandra Gericke
Jigen Hoshi - Charlotte Juul
Hogen Hoshi - Bruce Lambson
Kenjin Roshi - Bruce Kenjin Guo
Full Schedule Information
All the Events for the One-Year Program are chronologically listed in the box below. Check back here as we add new events during the year. If you have already signed up for the One-Year Program you will automatically receive Zoom links and other pertinent information about these events. You do not have to register for any of these events here.
If you are reading this and are not a participant in the One-Year Program, you can still attend the Workshops and Retreats that are listed here as standalone events. Click on the Event you are interested in and you will be sent to the registration page for that event where you can see pricing information and other details.
To Sign up for the One-Year Program click on that item in the list below and you will be taken to the registration page. Questions? Need Assistance? Contact Bruce Lambson