Arts Retreats

At Zen Mountain Monastery

The Ten Thousand Things—Winter Art Practice

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

February 3 - 17, 2023
Everything we encounter provides the opportunity to meet the creative source. It is right here in ourselves always standing at the gateway of awe. It will take a risk, to be sure, a risk whose name we may know as surrender, as dying to the known, as we are welcomed to our true home[…]

The Art of Breathing Into Expression: RESCHEDULED

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

July 21 - 23, 2023
Zen Mountain Monastery
If each stroke is our entire breath, how dare we correct it? —Kaz Tanahashi Breath is a vital life force and is intimately related to our awareness. To breathe is to be alive! Zazen, a form of seated meditation, is at the very heart of Zen practice. We tend to see body, breath, and mind as […]