Sara Shinei Monial

Sara Shinei Monial is an ordained monastic Great Vow. She has been practicing meditation intensively since 2007, and has practiced closely with various teachers including Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi, Hogen Bays, Roshi, and Satya Vayu. Shinei has a BA in Education, but left the field 11 years ago to pursue full-time spiritual practice. She is one of the founders of Touching Earth Sangha in Portland, whose intention is simple living in harmony with the natural world. Shinei also teaches yoga and practices long distance running.

Events with Sara Shinei Monial

Earth and Sky Sesshin: A Six Day Meditation Retreat Online and Outdoors
August 17, 2020

Earth body, sky heart. Rooted and flowing. Luminous and open. We are made of earth and sky, of wind breath and rain song, our lives woven from the teachings of the natural world. This retreat is an opportunity to re-connect and relax into the wild, ancient, wisdom of the Grasses, Trees and Great Earth. We will spend time learning from each of the five elements, as they manifest in our experience. Deeply exploring and releasing into our interconnection with the living, breathing body of the Earth, waters, energizing air, bright fiery sun, and vast spacious sky. It is our intention…

September Wilderness Backpacking sesshin: a weeklong meditation retreat
September 20, 2020

This retreat will be held in the Mt. Hood Wilderness, Oregon. Previous meditation retreat and backpacking experience is highly recommended. Immerse yourself in the silent wisdom of the forest, mountains, and sky. Allow these wild places to awaken within you and inform how you experience and embody this life. This retreat is an invitation to dive deep into the present moment experience, supported by the spacious clarity, enduring stability, and flowing life energy of the wilderness. This is an intensive meditation retreat. We will set up a base camp and follow a structured daily schedule. Each day will consist of…