Zen Meditation Day

Our May Zen Meditation Day is Saturday, May 9, 2020

Time: 9am-5pm

Place: In order to maintain safe social distancing our spring Zen meditation day will be held on-line via Zoom. It’s free and easy to use (www.zoom.us). Download Zoom and we’ll send you the link to access the event from.

Cost: Suggested donation $20-35. By check or PayPal to bluecliffzen@gmail.com.

RSVP: bluecliffzen@gmail.com

To Register: Please email us at bluecliffzen@gmail.com or call us at 541-543-5049.


Our schedule has been adapted to make time for all the sun but to also get a good amount of zazen in.

9am: Welcome/Check-in

9:15 – 10:15am: Seated Meditation (2 periods)

10:15 – 10:45: Walking Meditation Outside

10:45 – 11:45am: Seated Meditation (2 periods) 

11:45 – 1pm: Lunch and Break

1 – 2:30pm: Zen Jin Shin for Your Lungs

2:30 – 3pm: Walking Meditation Outside

3 – 4pm: Seated Meditation (2 periods)

4 – 4:30pm: Walking Meditation Outside

4:30- 4:45pm: Seated Meditation

4:45pm: Closing Circle

Our Zen Meditation Days are a fantastic chance to relax, refresh, and give your practice a boost! It’s nice to feel the forest permeating your being and resetting your system.

Feedback from past Zen meditation days:

“It was such a wonderful day that carried over! The next few days after I felt slower. Air was crisper,colors brighter and had such a feeling of peace and gratitude.” Chris

“I felt the melt.” Tawnie

“[The] Zen Day helped to reinvigorate and inspire my zen practice. Time in the forest, shared with good people, is good medicine.” Thomas

“It underscored for me the importance of taking time to “be in the moment,” and being open to my thoughts and senses.  Giving myself a full day of this felt/feels like a gift.” Liz

“…draws one inward to connect more authentically with oneself and others.” Benjamin

“…strengthened and supported my practice and sense of our community.  Coming home, I naturally slid into expanding my evening practice.  I attribute that shift to the “boost” of the Big Bear retreat.” Julie

“The day of meditation was beneficial to my practice and life. The setting was beautiful, serene, and had a level of quiet that I haven’t experienced in many years. Shinkai gracefully created an atmosphere of sincere practice while maintaining enough informality to feel welcoming and approachable. The day stayed with me for at least a week and bolstered the foundation of mindfulness in my practice and life.” Jon

Recent Zen meditation days:

November 19, 2019 at Big Bear Camp and Retreat Center

April 13, 2019 at Big Bear Camp and Retreat Center

March 29-31, 2019 Spring Wellness Retreat at Big Bear Camp and Retreat Center

October 20, 2018 at Big Bear Camp and Retreat Center

April 14, 2018 at Big Bear Camp and Retreat Center

November 4, 2017 at Big Bear Camp and Retreat Center

April 29, 2017 at Big Bear Camp and Retreat Center

Spring and fall of 2016 at Big Bear Camp and Retreat Center

Fall of 2015 at the Avalon Lodge in Eugene, Oregon

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