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Integral Zen 7 Day Zen Healing Retreat, Franciscan Retreat Center, Colorado Springs, CO March 18-25, 2024

Mar 18, 4:00 pm - Mar 25, 10:00 am MDT

Mar 18, 6:00 pm - Mar 25, 12:00 pm EDT

Franciscan Retreat Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Led by: Doshin Nelson


7 Day Zen Healing Retreat

March 18th - March 25th, 2024
An Integral Zen Retreat
– Where Silence and Healing Converge

Silence is not the absence of Sound

Silence is the absence of You ~Wu Hsin


Individual Holons heal in a collective context of social holons,

which contrary to common beliefs are not living beings

with body/minds that have the capacity to awaken or heal

Poison is medicine, and medicine is poison. The silence of a Zen retreat minimizes the aspects of ego structures that hinder both awakening and healing. The body/mind’s intuitive return to health and balance is deeply supported by the container of a Zen retreat. Roshis and Healers must acquire knowledge and experience, as well as cultivate deep insight and Wisdom. An Integral Zen Healer must draw upon deep insight to see “what is” and acquire knowledge and experience to facilitate healing. True healing uses poison as medicine and medicine as poison to assist healing. Both awakening and healing require pure discernment. We must discern the right thing to do, the right way to do it, the right time to do it and most importantly, we must spontaneously do it for the right reason. Both Knowledge and Wisdom are required for both awakening and healing.

In this world that seems to be going increasingly crazy with many culture wars of “us” at war with “them”, healing is the most compassionate thing you can do to benefit all beings including yourself and those you love. Integral Zen starts with a container of Silence, which cultivates insight, we add deep respect for the teachings and methods of ancient Eastern practices of Healing and Wisdom. On this retreat we will use ancient and integral methods to facilitate awakening and healing by moving energy into living balance.

These are just words, If you find the words confusing, don’t let that deter you. Just come experience the retreat, the silence, and the healing for yourself.



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