Category: Teachers

Thoughts and reflections from our teachers.

To Welcome a New Year

Image by John Harder   Dear Bodhisattvas, Tonight an icy cold wind is knocking around the branches outside; and the bright, pale moonface high above looks a bit anxious, peering down at us earthlings. What are we up to? It’s…

Thank You

  Dear Springs Mountain Sangha, On the eve of Thanksgiving, I find my heart full of gratitude for you. That you come together, week in and week out, and have done so for twenty years!  That you give so generously…

Sarah Bender’s Roshi Celebration

  Roshi Celebration Sarah Bender Roshi of the Pacific Zen School “Noble servant in the Temple of  Heron Dreaming”   You are invited to a celebration by Springs Mountain Sangha honoring Sarah Bender Roshi’s receipt of transmission in the Zen…

Happy News!

  June 14, 2017 It is with deep happiness we announce that during the full moon weekend Sarah Bender of Springs Mountain Sangha received transmission from Joan Sutherland, in a simple ceremony on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. She…

Practice Period 2017

  Dear Bodhisattvas,   Here begins Springs Mountain Sangha’s 2017 practice period, March 4 to April 23! You might see it as a time of rededication to awakening, the way and our companions. Or it may be something else for you.…

Work in the Room February 25

  Jingqing said about a conversation with one of his students, “One drop is just black ink. Two drops and a dragon is born.” Work In The Room with Sarah Bender, Sensei Saturday, February 25 Meditation will need to be…

Introduction to Zen Starts This Thursday

A Clear Eye, an Open Heart Introduction to Zen with Sarah Bender, Sensei Resident Teacher, Springs Mountain Sangha when and where… Thursdays, 7:00 to 8:30 PM January 26, Feb. 2 and 9, Feb. 23 Sacred Grounds (downstairs, Shove Memorial Chapel at Colorado College)…