Teaching Schedule

Event Information:

  • Fri

    Recovering the Nature of Mind

    2 pm startHigh Camp Hut, Deep in the San Juan Mountains


    Deeply immersed in the beautiful San Juan Mountains, we will take refuge at High Camp Hut and recover the nature of mind. Venerable Seogwang Snim, a highly recognized Zen Buddhist Nun (bio below), will lead dharma talks and practice. Then, Katrina Blair, author of "The Wild Wisdom of Weeds" will lead mindful forays into the surrounding wilderness to gather a sense of place and interdependence. This rare retreat is for practitioners of all levels who wish to develop a deeper sense of connection with nature and a deeper understanding of the natural mind.

    Space is very limited and going quickly! For more information on High Camp Hut click here. It is a rustic backcountry cabin that requires hiking about 1.5 hours up an easy to moderate trail at high elevation. Shared rooms and community living is required. Check in at the trailhead is at 2 pm. We will walk up to the cabin together. Gear will be shuttled. The retreat ends after lunch on Sunday the 30th.

    Cost: Room and Board: 245$ + around 80$-180$ Dhana.
    Teachings: Dhana is suggested for the teachers. Dhana is a term that translates as "generosity." As Dharma teachers are typically not paid, it is custom to give some Dhana so they can continue on and give more teachings. Total suggested Dhana for this retreat is between $80 & $180. Dhana is given in ceremony at the end of the retreat.
    For more information and to register, Email Jonathan: mountainpsychology@gmail.com, or call 970-729-8303
    A non-refundable deposit of 100$ is required.

    snim1Ven. Seogwang Snim, PhD, is a Korean Zen Buddhist Nun. She is a founder and president of the Institute of Korean Zen and Psychotherapy. She has been integrating the principles and practices of Zen meditation into psychotherapy since 1982. Snim is a professor in Zen meditation at Dongbang University in South Korea, specializing in Buddhist psychology and Zen therapy. She is an author of many books and has developed two meditation programs, Meeting Your True Self, and Recovering Human Mind from the Cycle of Life.

    imgresKatrina Blair, MA, teaches sustainable living practices and wild edible and medicinal plant classes regionally and internationally. In 2009, She published a book titled “Local Wild Life- Turtle Lake Refuge’s Recipes for Living Deep”, a book that focuses on the uses and recipes of the local wild abundance and has recently published a book called "The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Plants for Human Survival."