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  • Zazen Retreat Center 8150 Orr Springs Road Ukiah, CA, 95482 United States (map)


This fall we'll be returning to Zazen in Ukiah, California for the North American Intensive. Zazen is a pristine sanctuary in the hills of Mendocino and the perfect setting for our inner dive. 

The Intensive is a residential four-day program which offers different ways of liberating blocked or repressed sexual energy. When sexual energy flows, life flows, affecting not only our sexuality but our over-all health and happiness.

We will explore our relationship with our bodies, our sexuality, with our inner the masculine and feminine and the repercussions that those relationships bring about in the relationships we have in the outer world.

It will function like a diagnostic. It’s a chance to really look deeply and get an honest assessment of where you are. We use the energy of the group, dynamic meditations, yoga, and movement to bring us a unique experience in which we have the possibility of becoming more present, more embodied and more honest with ourselves.

From this point of honesty we begin to realize that it is, in fact, us who are creating the discord in our relationships and our life in general. Once we take responsibility, become the authors of our experience and can begin to take charge of our lives. 

The work will begin on the morning of the 14th at 10:00 and finish around 6:00 on the evening of the 17th. Zazen is located very close to Orr Hot Springs if you decide to visit on your way in or out. Below are the prices for this year’s retreat. All accommodation is first come, first serve. There are three Queen rooms, five simple rooms and three camping spots. Spaces are reserved with a deposit.

Workshop fees include shared accommodation, three lovingly prepared vegetarian meals per day (the food at Zazen is amazing) and the course. Early bird pricing is available for those who sign up soon.

$925 - Queen Bed Room
For those who would prefer more comfort, we have three spacious, carpeted rooms with queen beds, double occupancy, shared bath in the main house. These rooms are available for couples or friends as the bed is shared. A small discount is available for couples in this room.

$825 - Shared simple room with twin bed
Comfortable, but simple shared rooms with twin bed and shared bath in the workshop house

$750 - Camping
For those who prefer to sleep outside under the stars. Participant will be responsible for bringing their own tent and bedding and will share the workshop bath.

---EARLY BIRD PRICING (ends August 1st, 2017)---
$825 - Queen Bed Room
See description above

$725 – Shared simple room with twin beds
See description above

$695 - Camping
See description above

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More about the workshop:

Sample Schedule (This is a general idea, but the times may change)

8:00 – 9:00 Dynamic Meditation

9:00 – 10:00 Yoga

10:00 – 11:00 Breakfast Break

11:00 – 1:30 Morning session

1:30 – 2:30 Lunch break

3:00 – 6:00 Afternoon session

6:00 – 7:00 Kundalini meditation

7:00 – 7:45 Dinner break

7:45 – 10:30 (or later) Evening session

What you should know about the workshops:

The hours are intense. During the duration of the course you will spend most of your waking time inside the hall, doing the work. We use the time to immerse fully and highly recommend unplugging as much as possible from the outside world. We use this retreat as a ‘restart’ button, pulling us completely out of our normal daily life so that we can dive deeply into ourselves.

This workshop respects boundaries. There will be no nudity and nothing sexually explicit. That being said, we will be working with this energy, so we will do some partner work and sensuality will be provoked, as will playfulness and spontaneity.

The venues for the Intensive are chosen based on trust. We select venues that have quiet and seclusion, a staff which is equipped to handle the retreat’s needs and an energy which is conducive to the work. Because of this being the main criteria the other circumstances may vary greatly – sometimes we are in a more upscale resort, and others in a very rustic, basic setting in the beauty of nature.

Earlier Event: August 26
The Nature of Tantra Santa Barbara
Later Event: October 5