Welcome to the Golden Wind Zen Order Retreat in Long Beach, where you can immerse yourself in the transformative power of Zen practice. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or new to Zen, this retreat center offers a supportive environment for deepening your understanding and experiencing the profound benefits of Zen meditation.
Located in the serene surroundings of Long Beach, our retreat center follows the teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn, a renowned figure in the world of Zen. Our program includes group practice sessions, retreats, talks, and a variety of activities designed to help you perceive your true nature and apply Zen principles in your everyday life.
As part of the Blue Heron Zen Community, which was established by Zen Master Ji Bong in 2006, our retreat center encourages dialogue, creativity, and a sense of community among practitioners. We believe that Zen is not just a practice on the cushion but a way of life that can transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you.
- Immerse yourself in the transformative power of Zen practice at the Golden Wind Zen Order Retreat in Long Beach.
- Experience the benefits of Zen meditation through group practice sessions, retreats, talks, and other activities.
- Follow the teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn and apply Zen principles in your everyday life.
- Be part of the Blue Heron Zen Community, fostering dialogue, creativity, and a sense of community among practitioners.
- Discover the profound impact of Zen on your self-perception and relationship with the world.
About the Blue Heron Zen Community
The Blue Heron Zen Community is a lay community and residential center located in North Seattle. It is rooted in the lineage of Zen Master Seung Sahn, the first Korean Zen Master to live and teach in the West. The community offers group practice sessions, retreats, talks, and other activities to inspire and support individuals in their Zen meditation practice. The Blue Heron Zen Center is a beautiful residential house that serves as a peaceful environment for practice and exploration of Zen teachings.
Guided by Zen Masters, Inspiring Zen Teachings
The Blue Heron Zen Community is guided by Zen Master Jeong Ji, who has practiced Zen since 1976 and received Inka in 2008. Alongside Zen Master Jeong Ji, other teachers at the community include Zen Master Jeong Bong, Zen Master Ji Bong (founder of Golden Wind Zen Order), Paul Gulick (Abbot), and Chris Chapman (Head Dharma Teacher). These experienced teachers bring their years of practice and insight to guide and support the community’s teaching programs.
The teachings at the Blue Heron Zen Community are deeply rooted in the Zen tradition, emphasizing direct experience and awakening through meditation practice. The community provides a space for individuals to explore and cultivate mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom in their everyday lives. Whether you are new to Zen or have been practicing for years, the Blue Heron Zen Community welcomes you with open arms to join their vibrant and supportive community.
|Zen Master||Years of Practice|
|Zen Master Jeong Ji||Since 1976|
|Zen Master Jeong Bong||Since 1977|
|Zen Master Ji Bong||Since 1982|
|Paul Gulick (Abbot)||Since 1998|
|Chris Chapman (Head Dharma Teacher)||Since 2001|
Yoga Nidra and Zen Practice Retreat
The Golden Wind Zen Order Retreat offers a unique day retreat that combines the ancient meditation practice of Yoga Nidra with Zen practice. Yoga Nidra, also known as Integrative Restoration, is a powerful technique that supports psychological, physical, and spiritual healing. By integrating Yoga Nidra with Zen, participants can experience a deep sense of relaxation and cultivate mindfulness in their daily lives.
What to Expect
The retreat includes guided Yoga Nidra practice, periods of seated and walking meditation, chanting of the Heart Sutra, and a Dharma Talk on the integration of Yoga Nidra and Zen. Through these practices, participants can explore their conditioned self and connect with their true nature. The retreat is designed to provide a nurturing and supportive environment for healing, self-discovery, and transformation.
Benefits of Yoga Nidra and Zen Practice
Yoga Nidra and Zen practice complement each other beautifully. While Yoga Nidra helps to release deep-seated tensions and promote relaxation, Zen practice cultivates mindfulness, concentration, and insight. Together, these practices can bring about a profound sense of peace, clarity, and well-being. By combining the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of Yoga Nidra with the transformative power of Zen, participants can experience a holistic approach to meditation and self-discovery.
Join the Retreat
Whether you are new to meditation or an experienced practitioner, the Yoga Nidra and Zen Practice Retreat offers a valuable opportunity to deepen your practice and connect with a supportive community. The retreat is open to both in-person participants and those joining online via Zoom. Take this time to nourish your mind, body, and spirit as you embark on a journey of self-exploration and inner transformation.
|Date:||August 15, 2022|
|Time:||9:00am – 4:00pm|
|Location (In-person):||Gabrielson Chapel of Bay Shore Church, Belmont Shore, Long Beach|
|Registration Fee:||$55 (Sustaining Members: $45)|
|Registration:||Online registration available. Payment can be made through various methods.|
Schedule and Cost
Attending the Golden Wind Zen Order Retreat is a valuable investment in your spiritual growth and well-being. The retreat schedule is designed to provide a balanced and immersive experience, allowing you to deepen your Zen practice. Here is an overview of the typical retreat schedule:
|9:00 AM||Guided Yoga Nidra practice|
|10:00 AM||Seated meditation|
|11:00 AM||Walking meditation|
|12:00 PM||Lunch break (bring your own light lunch)|
|1:00 PM||Chanting of the Heart Sutra|
|2:00 PM||Dharma Talk on Yoga Nidra and Zen integration|
The retreat includes breaks for rest and personal reflection. Snacks and beverages will be provided throughout the day to keep you nourished and energized. It is recommended to bring a water bottle and a cushion or meditation bench for your comfort during seated meditation sessions.
The cost of the Golden Wind Zen Order Retreat is $55 per person. However, as a Sustaining Member of the Blue Heron Zen Community, you can enjoy a discounted rate of $45. We believe that financial constraints should not hinder your spiritual journey, and therefore, reduced fee options are available for those who cannot afford the full retreat fee. Please reach out to us for more information on the reduced fee options.
Registering for the retreat is easy and can be done online through our website. We accept various payment methods for your convenience. Secure your spot today and embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and mindfulness!
In-Person and Online Options
The Golden Wind Zen Order Retreat offers participants the flexibility to attend the retreat either in-person or online via Zoom. If you choose to attend in-person, the retreat will take place at the serene Gabrielson Chapel of Bay Shore Church in Belmont Shore, Long Beach. It is recommended that you arrive early to get settled and ensure a peaceful environment by silencing your devices. For those joining online, Zoom connection details will be provided to ensure a seamless virtual experience.
If you decide to join the retreat in-person, it’s important to create a dedicated space at home for the retreat if you choose to join online. This will help you create a conducive environment for your practice and minimize distractions. Additionally, prepare your lunch beforehand so you can fully immerse yourself in the retreat without worrying about meal preparations.
Whether you choose to attend in-person or online, the Golden Wind Zen Order Retreat offers a transformative experience of Zen practice and the opportunity to connect with a like-minded community of practitioners. Adjusting to the virtual format, the retreat organizers have designed the online experience to replicate the peaceful ambiance of an in-person retreat, providing you with an authentic Zen experience from the comfort of your own home.
Teachers at the Blue Heron Zen Community
The Blue Heron Zen Community is fortunate to have a team of experienced and dedicated teachers who guide and support the community’s teaching programs. These Zen Masters and Zen teachers bring their years of practice and insight to create a nurturing environment for students to deepen their understanding of Zen and cultivate mindfulness in their daily lives.
Zen Master Jeong Ji
Zen Master Jeong Ji has been practicing Zen since 1976 and received Inka, the seal of approval to teach, in 2008. With his deep understanding of Zen teachings and compassionate approach, Zen Master Jeong Ji provides invaluable guidance to students in their Zen meditation practice.
Zen Master Jeong Bong
Zen Master Jeong Bong, the founder of the Golden Wind Zen Order, is also a teacher at the Blue Heron Zen Community. His teachings encompass not only Zen philosophy but also the application of Zen principles in everyday life, inspiring students to integrate mindfulness into all aspects of their existence.
Paul Gulick (Abbot)
Paul Gulick serves as the Abbot of the Blue Heron Zen Community. With his extensive study and practice of Zen, Paul offers a wealth of knowledge and support to students. He guides them in unraveling the layers of conditioning and accessing their true nature through Zen meditation and contemplation.
Chris Chapman (Head Dharma Teacher)
As the Head Dharma Teacher of the Blue Heron Zen Community, Chris Chapman brings his expertise and commitment to teaching Zen. With his compassionate and insightful guidance, Chris helps students develop clarity and wisdom in their practice, enabling them to navigate the challenges of life with greater ease.
|Zen Master Jeong Ji||Guide and support students in Zen practice|
|Zen Master Jeong Bong||Teach Zen philosophy and principles in everyday life|
|Paul Gulick (Abbot)||Lead the Blue Heron Zen Community and provide guidance to students|
|Chris Chapman (Head Dharma Teacher)||Offer insightful teachings and support in Zen practice|
The Blue Heron Zen Community is honored to welcome visiting teachers who contribute to the teaching and practice of Zen. These esteemed teachers bring their unique insights and experiences, enriching the community’s offerings and providing participants with diverse perspectives on Zen practice.
Zen Master Ji Bong
Zen Master Ji Bong is the founder of the Golden Wind Zen Order and a renowned Zen teacher. He offers his teachings at the Golden Wind Zen Center in Long Beach, guiding individuals on their Zen path and helping them deepen their practice.
Ann Pepper, JDPSN
Ann Pepper, JDPSN, is a dedicated practitioner and teacher who works closely with Zen Master Ji Bong at the Golden Wind Zen Center. With her profound understanding of Zen, she offers valuable guidance, helping students develop clarity and insight through their practice.
Jeff Tipp, JDPSN
Jeff Tipp, JDPSN, is a former founder of the Blue Heron Zen Community and a practicing psychotherapist. With his deep knowledge of Zen and psychology, he offers a unique perspective on the integration of mindfulness and psychological well-being.
Greg Eisen is an Inka holder, entrusted with the transmission of Zen teachings. As a treasurer and Dharma Teacher, he embodies the teachings in both practical and spiritual aspects, offering guidance on Zen practice and community stewardship.
|Zen Master Ji Bong||Founder of Golden Wind Zen Order||Zen Teacher|
|Ann Pepper, JDPSN||Zen Practitioner||Zen Teacher|
|Jeff Tipp, JDPSN||Practicing Psychotherapist||Zen Teacher|
|Greg Eisen||Inka Holder||Treasurer and Dharma Teacher|
Contact and Additional Information
For more information about the Golden Wind Zen Order Retreat and the Blue Heron Zen Community, please visit our website or contact us via email or phone. We are here to provide you with details about upcoming events, programs, and opportunities for practice and study.
Website and Email
Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or inquiries you may have. We are dedicated to supporting your journey in Zen practice and mindful living.
The Golden Wind Zen Order Retreat, hosted by the Blue Heron Zen Community, is a haven for those seeking a transformative experience in Zen practice. This Zen retreat center offers a supportive environment where individuals can deepen their understanding of mindfulness and connect with a like-minded Zen community.
Through a combination of Zen meditation, Yoga Nidra, and Dharma teachings, participants are invited to explore the profound impact of mindful living. Whether attending in-person or online, the retreat provides a space for self-discovery, healing, and the integration of Zen philosophy into everyday life.
By immersing yourself in this Zen retreat center, you will have the opportunity to cultivate awareness, find inner peace, and connect with your true nature. The teachings and practices of the Blue Heron Zen Community offer invaluable tools for navigating the challenges of modern life and fostering a more mindful way of being.
Embark on this transformative journey with the Golden Wind Zen Order Retreat and discover the profound benefits of a Zen community dedicated to mindful living. Connect with your inner self, experience the power of meditation, and embrace the path of awakening. Join us on this life-changing adventure and unlock the transformative potential within you.
What is the Golden Wind Zen Order Retreat?
The Golden Wind Zen Order Retreat is a transformative experience that combines Zen practice with Yoga Nidra.
What is Zen practice?
Zen practice is a form of meditation that aims to help individuals perceive their true nature and cultivate mindfulness.
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra, also known as Integrative Restoration, is an ancient meditation practice that supports psychological, physical, and spiritual healing.
How much does the retreat cost?
The retreat costs $55, with a discounted rate of $45 for Sustaining Members of the community. Reduced fee options are also available.
Can I attend the retreat online?
Yes, the retreat can be attended both in-person and online via Zoom. Zoom connection details will be provided to participants joining online.
Who are the teachers at the Blue Heron Zen Community?
The teachers at the Blue Heron Zen Community include Zen Master Jeong Ji, Zen Master Jeong Bong, Zen Master Ji Bong, Paul Gulick (Abbot), and Chris Chapman (Head Dharma Teacher).
Are there visiting teachers at the Blue Heron Zen Community?
Yes, visiting teachers such as Zen Master Ji Bong, Ann Pepper, Jeff Tipp, and Greg Eisen contribute to the teaching and practice of Zen at the community.
How can I contact the Blue Heron Zen Community for more information?
You can visit their website or contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 562-448-6887.
What opportunities does the Blue Heron Zen Community provide for practice and study?
The Blue Heron Zen Community offers events, programs, and opportunities for individuals to deepen their Zen practice and explore Zen philosophy.