Zen Focusing Course

Zen Focusing Course

Zen Focusing is one of the ZGO 7 Core Practices Course Dates:January 29February 5, 12, 19, 26March 5, 12 Daily Times (Eastern Time):10:00 am — 12:30 pm Cost:Sangha $100, Others $150 Course Format:Synchronous Online Course (Zoom discussions) with pre-class...
Intro to the Use of Personal Pronouns

Intro to the Use of Personal Pronouns

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash Course Date:February 14, 2022Time:7:30-8:30 pm, Eastern TimeCost:Free Course Educate yourself and build respect in all relationships. Valentine’s Day gift — Bring your friends and family for this fun and free class!...
ECO-Dharma: Wake Up-Save Yourself, Save Your Planet!

ECO-Dharma: Wake Up-Save Yourself, Save Your Planet!

Photo by Denis Oliveira on Unsplash Course Date:March 14, 21, 28  ​Time:6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, CentralCost:Sangha $50, Others $100 Our Zen practices embody and honor the inseparable nature of the transformation of self and the transformation of world.  We live in days of...
Dream Embodiment and the Awakened Way

Dream Embodiment and the Awakened Way

Course Dates:Fridays, April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20Time:9:00 – 10:30:00 am, Eastern TimeCost:Sangha $80, Others $125 Dreams are profound invitations to deepen our emotional growth, individuation and embodiment of the Awakened Way. In this five week series, we will...
Tales of The Kumarajiva Translations

Tales of The Kumarajiva Translations

Photo by Stefan Wagener on Unsplash Course Date:Saturday, June 25, 2022Time:9:00 am to noon, Eastern TimeCost:Sangha $25, Others $50 Join Roshi Genmitsu and Roshi Genki for Tales of the Kumarajiva Translators, history as you always wish it were taught. Kumarajiva...
The Quest of Sudhana: Entry into the Realm of Reality

The Quest of Sudhana: Entry into the Realm of Reality

Photo by Jen Loong on Unsplash Course Date:Saturday, June 25, 2022Time:9:00 am to noon, Eastern TimeCost:Sangha $25, Others $50 Join Roshi Genmitsu and Roshi Genki for The Quest of Sudhana: Entry into the Realm of Reality, one of the greatest Quest Stories and...
The Heart “Attack” Sutra

The Heart “Attack” Sutra

Photo by Tamara Bravo on Unsplash Course Date:Saturdays, September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 2022Time:10:00 – 11:00 am, Eastern TimeCost:Sangha $50, Others $100 Everything you need to know about Zen is contained in the Heart Sutra. When chanting the Heart Sutra, is...
Manifesting Your Life with Focusing

Manifesting Your Life with Focusing

Photo by Kijin Course Date: Saturdays, October 22, 29 and Nov. 5 Time: 10:00 to 11:30 am Eastern Time Cost: Sangha $50, Others $75 Through Focusing and Guided Imagery, Rev. Kijin will guide you in a process of realizing your life’s dreams and navigating its...
Living Practice – Living Zen

Living Practice – Living Zen

Photo by Kisho Course Date: January 10, 17, 24 Time: 5:30-7:30 pm Central Time Cost: Sangha $40, Others $80 In these three sessions, join Roshi Kisho to set up space in your life to begin or to deepen your understanding and commitment to Zen and to ongoing sustained...
Zen Masters Series

Zen Masters Series

Photo by Céline Haeberly on Unsplash Course Date:First Sunday of each month, beginning on January 2Time:3:00 – 4:00 pm, Eastern TimeCost:Sangha $65, Others $130 Exploring the major figures in the development of Zen Buddhism Explore together the major figures in...
Elements of a Teisho and a Dharma Talk

Elements of a Teisho and a Dharma Talk

Photo by Denis Oliveira on Unsplash Course Date:Sunday, November 14Time:4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Eastern TimeCost:Sangha $10, Others $25 So how does one choose a theme for a Dharma talk? Does one begin with a life incident, a koan story from the life of a traditional...
Climate Crisis Workshop

Climate Crisis Workshop

Course Date:Saturday, November 20Course Time:4 p.m. – 11 p.m. MEZ ( European Time)11 a.m. – 6 p.m. EDT (Eastern Time) Language(s): Deutsch/EnglishCost:$95 per person  Delivery Method: Online Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity  ...
Precision, Courage, and Grace

Precision, Courage, and Grace

Photo by Jen Theodore on Unsplash Course Dates:November 6, 13, 20, 27Time:10:00 am – 11:30 am Eastern TimeCost:Sangha $50, Others $100 What do these concepts mean to you? What might they have to offer your life? MorningStar blends Big Mind with Zen Focusing to...

Qi Gong Course Information

Qigong Info The information below organizes some of the qigong practice together for a resource accessible to Kisho’s ongoing students.  There are videos and documents available to review for the qigong taolu commonly practiced at Dharma River.  Check back...
Huineng and the Platform Sutra

Huineng and the Platform Sutra

This online, on-demand course introduces students to the Platform Sutra. Composed sometime between the 8th and 13th centuries in China, the Platform Sutra includes stories and teachings attributed to the 6th Zen Patriarch, Huineng. Themes presented within this Sutra...
Cultivating a Field of Benefaction

Cultivating a Field of Benefaction

This on-demand course offers an introduction to some foundational practices to transform the field of horror into the field of benefaction. Zen as a way of being means transforming ourselves, our lives, our being in the world into a “field of benefaction.” This is not...