The Art of Aliveness Summer 2024


Prices in $USD

7-Day In-Person Retreat
June 23 – June 29, 2024

Dragon Lake Zen Center, Boulder, CO

PRICING:  Please choose the price that works for your current financial context. All those paying higher amounts will ensure opportunities for those with financial constraints. 

Early bird deadline: May 1, 2024 . Final registration deadline: June 16, 2024.

Early bird pricing tiers (pay by May 1)  $670 ~ $830 ~ $990

Purchasing prior to May 1? Discount will be applied upon selection of tier. 

Regular pricing tiers (pay by June 16, 2024)
$830 ~ $990 ~ $1,150



  • Seated and walking meditation
  • Daily dharma talks 
  • Aliveness practice, including writing, art and more (accessible to all experience levels)
  • Enlivening and restorative embodiment practices
  • Introduction to Zen rituals such as morning service
  • Opportunities for one-on-one meetings (Dokusan) to clarify your practice and explore your questions
  • Wholehearted interpersonal connection with other participants through structured exercises and conversations
  • Healthy and delicious meals, with vegetarian options
  • Options for outdoor time at nearby Wonderland Lake (5-min walk) as well as Chautauqua outdoor space (short drive)




This multi-day retreat will have a consistent schedule throughout the week, allowing us to drop into a supportive and engaging container to awaken our minds, hearts and bodies. We will start each morning at 6:30am with seated and walking meditation, followed by the morning service. 


The remainder of the days consist of community meetings, interpersonal practice, creative expression, work practice and embodiment, all interspersed with the foundational practice of seated meditation  Private interview (dokusan) will be available during some of the sitting periods.   Dokusan is a chance to ask questions and/or receive personalized instruction from a teacher.  There is personal time built into the schedule every morning and afternoon. We will eat breakfast, lunch and dinner together. The day will include both periods of silence and periods of intentional conversation. The evenings will end at 8:30pm. 

Additional information


$830, $990, $1,150