Arts Retreats

At Zen Mountain Monastery

Ango Art Practice: Intimacy Renewing Intimacy: Exploring Relationships of All Kinds (online)

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

March 1 - May 17, 2024
For this art practice, we will explore relationships of all kinds as we share our ideas, skills, and experiences cultivating connections and building new relationships on ZOOM, Everyone is welcome! Participants work in any medium in your home studio with inspiring Dharma words and prompts offered by Hojin Sensei […]

Wonder into Wonder: An Art Practice Retreat

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

April 12 - 14, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
The dharma realm in the ten directions arises from the single mind. When the single mind is still, all appearances are entirely exhausted, Which one is over there? Which one is myself?  —Hongzhi  Cultivating the Empty Field Practice instruction   Perhaps the greatest wonder of all is that we have the ability to wonder, to […]

Butoh: Receptivity and the Nervous System

with Vangeline

May 9 - 12, 2024
Zen Mountain Monastery
How comfortable can we allow ourselves to be in our body? How deeply are we willing to plumb our own depths, to reveal our true face in the mirror? Developed in post-World War II  Japan, butoh is a performance form characterized by deep investigation of  impermanence, authentic expression, and letting go. Butoh as a body […]