Crestone Mountain Zen Center is a Zen Buddhist monastic practice and retreat center in Colorado. It offers residential training in Zen meditation and practice under the guidance of Head Teacher Zentatsu Baker Roshi, Dharma Heir of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and Abbot Koyo Dan Welch Roshi, Dharma Heir of Baker Roshi.
Zen practitioners are welcome to join the residential practice as students or apply for programs such as the annual 90-day winter Practice Period, for Sesshins, Seminars, Weekend Sittings, the Summer Residency Program and Work Practice.
Individual guests who want to enjoy the beauty, quiet, and isolation of the Crestone mountains can rent cabins year-round except during August and September, when the facilities are reserved for group retreats.
In August and September, group leaders can rent the facilities to host group retreats, seminars, workshops and conferences, including meditation from different wisdom traditions, yoga, music, dance, bodywork, medicine and psychotherapy.
Crestone Mountain Zen Center is located on the western slope of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains overlooking the San Luis Valley – one of the most remote and dramatically beautiful areas in North America. Nestled against the rugged 14,000 foot peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and surrounded by 240 acres Piñon Pine and Juniper forest, the beauty and seclusion of our Center provides a unique environment for contemplation and inquiry.