Training • Integral Mondo Zen Retreats – duplicate

3-Day Integral Mondo Zen™ Retreat

An Opportunity to enliven the soul and fundamentally alter your view of the world.

Sponsored by the ManKind Project USA,
developed and staffed by members of the Integral Mondo Zen Community.


The practice of sitting meditation (zazen) has been shown to have dramatic and positive effects for mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Integral Mondo Zen retreats are a rare combination of deep meditative practice, transformative process, rigorous intellectual exploration and sacred ritual, led by men and women with a powerful commitment to the betterment of all beings.

About Mondo Zen™

Mondo Zen™ is a process developed by JunPo Denis Kelly, Roshi, founder and Abbot of the Hollow Bones order of Rinzai Zen. The transformative process of Mondo Zen™, is a western adaptation of the ancient Chinese and Japanese Koan process of zen training updated for the 21st century.

Mondo is a Japanese word that means “the way of dialogue”; Zen means “pure awareness” or Dhyana. Mondo Zen then is a form of inquiry and discussion between teacher and student, based on the Japanese Koan process to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas. It is a direct transmission of pure awareness — pure meditative mind. This modern koan approach is very effective in deepening our understanding, clearing our minds and transforming our habitual unconscious negative emotional reactions into conscious compassionate responses.

“Mondo Zen training is one of the most important, creative, and novel additions to the meditation pantheon, highly recommended for the accelerated effect it has on spiritual growth and development. Definitely check it out!”
– Ken Wilber, The Integral Vision

Mondo – within an Integral Framework

Integral Zen™ builds on the powerful Mondo Zen™ process by placing it within the context of an “integral right view”. Integral Zen™, founded by Doshin, Roshi, builds on the foundation laid by ancient Zen practice and the modern Mondo Zen™ process. This “integral” understanding was pioneered by Ken Wilber and brings a perspective that fully includes and appreciates the parts of a whole while at the same time transcending those parts to see the whole. Integral Zen consciously brings together the Integral AQAL (All Quadrants, All Levels) maps and the territory of Zen practice. With an Integral understanding we gain a perspective of the world that is broad enough, and insight into ourselves that is deep enough, to understand and solve today’s complex problems in brave new ways. Using Integral tools and the Mondo Zen™ process Integral Mondo Zen helps you develop enhanced clarity, creativity and vision to be able to take decisive compassionate, skillful action in your life.

“Integral Mondo Zen™ is a process of experiencing the light of Pure Awareness (Zen) and integrating it into the very fabric of our lives and the heart of our relationships.”
– Doshin Roshi

Is this Retreat for YOU?

If you are ready to take the next step in gaining greater emotional maturity and spiritual awareness then this retreat is for you. If you are prepared to lay the foundation upon which incredibly deep personal work can be successful then this retreat is for you. If you are willing to be open, honest and vulnerable within a sacred circle of men and women equally committed to growing up, waking up and cleaning up, then this retreat is for you. If you are able to see and are attracted to the the power, interconnection and interdependency of deep relationship and the richness of community, then this retreat is for you.

If you have read this far you may be ready. But don’t believe teachers or institutions or any advertising – including this one. Find out for yourself. This may be your time to wake up more fully, grow up more authentically and clean up those areas that need it. Consider registering today – now.

Click here to find out what others have said after attending one (or more) Integral Mondo Zen™ Retreats.

Cost of the Retreat …where, when and how

The total costs of the Integral Zen retreats vary based on location and facility costs but average about $500 per person. You will find a complete list of retreats at the bottom of this page. Just click on the link to get complete details.

The retreat is funded using the Co-Creative Contribution Process (CCP). The intent of CCP is to make this event available to as many people as possible, regardless of their financial situation. Click here to find out more about CCP.

A deposit is required to reserve your seat. At the end of the retreat, you will be asked to make an additional “Co-Creative Contribution” based on:

  • knowledge of the actual costs to put on the retreat
  • your belief of the benefits from the retreat for you and your relationships
  • your desire to see this work more fully benefit the world
  • your financial reality – we ask you to give out of your abundance without hurting yourself financially.

You are asked to give from your abundance in a way that honors what you received and honors the truth of your economic situation. The Co-Creative Contribution Process is part of the learning and growth opportunity of the Integral Mondo Zen™ Retreat.

To Register or Get More Information

To get specific information on an IMZ Retreat or to register for a retreat, please click on a link below:
If you have questions or need more information please email Mike Elser at what people you may know are saying about Mondo Zen and Integral Mondo Zen. Click here.

Title Start Date Reg Deadline Location Contact Name Contact Email Register
Los Angeles March 2015 Mondo Zen Retreat 2015-03-27 2015-03-15 Idyllwild CA Jonathan King Register
Central Plains Aug 2015 Mondo Zen Retreat 2015-08-28 2015-08-27 Griswald IA Dan Pecaut Register
Upstate NY Sept 2015 Mondo Zen Retreat 2015-09-25 2015-09-25 Batavia NY Andy Zeiner Register
Mid Atlantic Dec 2015 Mondo Zen Retreat 2015-12-10 2015-11-28 Charles Town WV Paul Fogarty Register