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Big Mind Facilitator Training 6-Day Retreat

  • 17 Sep 2022
  • 22 Sep 2022
  • Zoom Video Conference (Times are US Mountain Time)

Registration

  • Kanzeon Big Mind Friends receive a 10% discount on this event.
  • Kanzeon Big Mind Members receive a 15% discount on this event.
  • Kanzeon Big Mind Supporters receive a 20% discount on this event.
  • Active Student / Friend of Roshi Members receive a 25% Discount on this event.

    For more information about our Membership plans please visit the "Join Us" page on this website under the Membership Menu
  • If you have completed 18 Days of Facilitator Training already you may attend this event for $1000. Please contact Bruce for the coupon code to enter when you sign up. brucelambson@bigmind.org

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6-Day Big Mind Facilitator Training
Zoom Video Conference

Saturday September 17 — Thursday September 22, 2022

*  Open to the first 20 people who register  *

The Big Mind Process, which has been acclaimed by philosopher Ken Wilber as “arguably the most important and original discovery in the last two centuries of Buddhism,”  has helped thousands of people from all walks of life and spiritual backgrounds to have a genuine, sustainable awakening and live more purposeful, joyful lives.

Since Genpo Roshi created it in 1999, many spiritual teachers and lay persons have studied with him to learn this remarkably powerful means of bringing about an awakened experience. The process continues to evolve as a uniquely skillful way of working with others and for self-exploration.  Roshi’s unparalleled mastery and ceaseless exploration and innovation make Facilitator Trainings journeys of discovery for both new and experienced practitioners.

This 6-Day Training is designed for those who want to apply Roshi’s insights and teachings to better their own life and the lives of others.  It is an opportunity to work intensively in a relaxed and intimate format with him and serious fellow-practitioners.  Since a Big Mind Facilitator cannot take anyone beyond their own level of consciousness, we are necessarily concerned first and foremost with our own personal development and deepening our practice with the process. So the daily schedule includes daily sessions with Roshi and an additional period of personal practice, feedback and guidance in small groups.

A new feature of the Training being offered for the first time is the Facilitation Focus Group, a daily session exploring the opportunities and challenges of using Big Mind Facilitation in three specific ‘real life’ contexts, hosted by facilitators experienced with using the Big Mind process in their work:

  • Psychotherapy / coaching / counseling
  • Zen teaching and personal practice
  • Workplace / business and other professional settings.

Comments from participants at recent trainings give an idea of the extraordinary impact and benefits of the Training:

Reflections from participants at recent trainings:

“An amazing experience. I felt so connected to everyone. It’s wonderful to get to work with Roshi without having to travel. And I can join the work of others from up close and personal. I’m so grateful. Roshi’s teachings are always fresh and new.” — M.M. 

“It was a transformational experience, both in the teaching sessions with Roshi and in the practice triads. There was a very good balance between practice, teachings, and being able to receive Roshi’s priceless feedback and facilitation. The interaction with diverse people from different countries and cultures enriched the overall experience; the voices worked were very interesting and profound, and gave me key insights about relevant life issues.” — A.G. 

“The most powerful tool for transformation that I have ever encountered is the Big Mind teachings of Genpo Roshi, and the most powerful way to experience and assimilate the Big Mind process is the Facilitator training. I was astonished to find that the live online version of the Training we just completed was no less impactful than the face-to-face sessions I had attended in the past.” — B.G.

“I’ve known Roshi for about 12 years and it surprises me how the teachings keep evolving.  It’s a wonderful experience to connect with the group and bring to life the wisdom of the collective. The Big Mind process has definitively changed my life.” — S.J. 

Daily Schedule  (Mountain Time):

Saturday, September 17:

  • Orientation:   10:30 - 11:00 am
  • Roshi teaching:   11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Facilitation Focus Groups:  2:00 – 3:00 pm
Sunday, September 17 - Wednesday, September 21:
  • Small Group Facilitation Practice:   8:30 – 10:30 am
  • Follow-up session with Successor Teachers:   10:30 - 11:00 am
  • Roshi teaching:   11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Facilitation Focus Groups:  2:00 – 3:00 pm

Thursday, September 22:

  • Small Group Facilitation Practice:   8:30 – 10:30 am
  • Follow-up session with Successor Teachers:   10:30 - 11:00 am
  • Roshi teaching:   11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Participants are also encouraged to sit one hour each day at a time of their own choosing

For more information and background on the Facilitator Training, see here.

This event can be counted as 6 of the 18 days of training required in order to be recognized as having completed the Big Mind Facilitation Skills Training.

For event information contact Mary Ellen by email.

Tuition is based on Membership status and applicants’ circumstances.
Note that if you have attended 18 days of past Trainings you are eligible for a substantial discount.

For more information about rates and discounts that may be available to you individually, contact Bruce or call 801.244.4940.

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