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Catch Your Mind: Teachings for Awakening, Fearlessness, and Intimacy

One Saturday a Month, September 17th, 2022 – June 17th, 2023, 9:00am-4:00pm ET

An Online and In-Person Offering with Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison


One Saturday a month, September 17th, 2022 – June 17th, 2023 from 9:00am-4:00pm Eastern Time (includes monthly Half Day Retreats)

Dates: Sept 17th | Oct 15th | Nov 19th | Dec 10th | Jan 21st | Feb 11th | Mar 11th | Apr 22nd | May 13th | June 17th


How can you deepen your Zen practice path? Join us for ten months of study of the Way through zazen and learn together the teachings of Dōgen, the Founder of Soto Zen in Japan. Dōgen is Japan’s foremost spiritual teacher, thinker, and poet. If you love Dōgen or are wondering who he is, this is a beautiful opportunity to take a fresh look through study in a loving, learning, and practice environment.

Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of Zen teachings, build community, and embody the three treasures: Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

Together we will explore Dōgen’s teachings that cover:

  • Practical instructions
  • Writings of philosophical and spiritual interest
  • Works rich in poetic imagery
  • Works that focus on the transmission of the teachings
  • A deep dive into Dōgen’s masterful poetry

In this ten-month journey, we will meet once a month for a morning of practice, an afternoon of study, and, of course, we welcome you to practice Zazen each day in the online zendo.


Open to anyone, this class is part of our Certificate in Contemplative Care, Level II. Please note that this course is NOT required for the Masters In Pastoral Care and Counseling.


September 17, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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