Retreats

At ZMM and ZCNYC

  • $350.00 – Program Price (Financial Options available)
  • $250.00 – MRO Student Price
  • $315.00 – Practicing Member Price

Date & Time Details: Friday, May 20—Sunday, May 22, 2022

Location: Zen Mountain Monastery

Contact:
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Precepts I: Entering the Way of Compassion

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

May 20 - 22, 2022

This retreat is also being offered on-line, view it here

The moral and ethical teachings of the Buddha are fundamental to all schools of Buddhism and they are a vital aspect of training within the Mountains and Rivers Order. Easily misunderstood as a simple list of rules, the Precepts are a profound expression of compassion grounded in open-ended awareness and wisdom. The extent to which the Precepts become real in our lives is equal to how concretely we practice and apply them in our particular circumstances.

Using zazen, talks, and discussions to elicit honest reflection, this retreat will introduce us to these ancient and profoundly relevant touchstones of the Buddha Way and how to put them to use.

The precepts retreats are open to all practitioners, including those coming to the Monastery for the first time. They offer an opportunity to work with Hogen Sensei directly in examining these important teachings. Please plan to arrive at the Monastery between 3-5pm on Friday and join us for supper at 6pm.

As with all in-person retreats at the Monastery, participants are required to follow the current protocol for keeping everyone safe (this link is updated frequently so check back). Review the current protocol requirements before registering, and if you have further questions, please contact the registrar.

Financial concerns should not prevent you from attending a program at the Monastery. If you can’t afford the program fee, you can see these options.

 Recommended reading: The Heart of Being by John Daido Loori, Roshi.

Teacher

Ron Hogen Green, Sensei
Ron Hogen Green is a husband, father, grandfather, sports-enthusiast, retired podiatrist, and a lay teacher in the Mountains and Rivers Order. Hogen Sensei formally began practicing Zen in 1978 with Philip Kapleau Roshi, shortly after graduating medical school and entering private practice. In time, Hogen and his wife, Cindy Eiho Green, helped run the Denver Zen Center, an affiliate of Kapleau Roshi’s Rochester Zen Center. He attended his first retreat at Zen Mountain Monastery in 1988, and not long after began studying with Daido Roshi. In 1993, Hogen completed his training in the Kapleau Lineage and was designated a senior student in the Mountains and Rivers Order. He and Eiho left Denver in 1995 and entered full time residency at ZMM. At the Monastery, Hogen served as Director of Operations for Dharma Communications for 10 years and, in 2000, ordained as a monastic. In 2007, Hogen Sensei returned to lay life, spending time with family while continuing to play an active role in the MRO, its practice centers and affiliates. In 2016, he received dharma transmission from Shugen Roshi, becoming the first lay teacher in the Order. He served as co-director of the Zen Center of NYC for a number…
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