At Crestone Mountain Zen Center we continue the monastic tradition of the 90-day Practice Period (Ango). During the Ango residents and students are engaged in a rigorous daily schedule of Zazen, oryoki meals, lectures, study, and ceremony. All Ango participants live together for three months without leaving the premises of the monastery.
The Ango takes place from January 15 through April 15. To adjust to the altitude and the schedule, it is recommended to arrive a few days earlier.
Tatsudo Baden Roshi will be assisting Baker Roshi during the 2022 Ango.
Due to the popularity of our online programs, we will be making Teishos available online, however to keep the integrity of the Ango, we will not be live-streaming. All our online programs will be offered for free, although donations are always greatly appreciated.
Short-term In-person Participation
For practitioners who have an established relationship with Crestone Mountain Zen Center and cannot attend the full 90 days, CMZC offers short-term participation from 5 to 20 days. During the Practice Period, we follow a traditional five-day monastic week rather than a seven-day calendar week. Starting in March, participants are welcome to join us in person anywhere from one to four monk weeks at a time, which can include Sesshin. If you are interested please contact us for more information or to register.
In-person Practice Period Fees
Sliding Scale: $4,600 to $3,600 for room and board. Please use the sliding scale according to your financial situation. It is customary to make an additional teaching donation of at least $500. A deposit of $800 is required upon making a reservation.
Practitioners participating in residential practice of six months or longer pay $600 per month. If the residency includes Practice Period no further fees apply.
Financial assistance is available through a limited number of work-trade scholarships. Please inquire with our office.
The cost for short-term participation is $55 per day plus teaching donation. Membership discounts apply.