Jogen Salzberg, Sensei

Jogen Salzberg, Sensei has been practicing Zen since 1997, entered monastic training at Great Vow in 2003 and received Dharma Transmission from Chozen Bays, Roshi and Hogen Bays, Roshi in 2017. Since 2011, he has been a student of Dzogchen teacher Keith Dowman. Jogen leads the weekly Wednesday evening meditation gathering. His teaching draws on the teachings and practices of Zen and Dzogchen as well as Depth and Archetypal psychology, Voice Dialogue and more. In addition to being a Zen teacher, he is a Voice Dialogue facilitator and spiritual counselor. Jogen lives in Asheville, NC.

Events with Jogen Salzberg, Sensei

July Sesshin - Summer Breeze
July 18, 2022

Summer is bright and alive. The sun hangs high in the sky, illuminating the earth with unflinching clarity. Our lives move with the seasons. The energy in our bodies waxes and wanes. What wisdom does a hot summer day offer? When everything is laid bare before the luminous rays of the sun – how do we take stock of this human life? The burst of spring growth has slowed to a crawl, the fruit is still ripening on the trees. What parts of our lives would we like to ripen, to mature into tender healthy fruit? Come and sit in…

Love and Spaciousness weekend retreat
July 29, 2022

A deep and open heart and spaciousness are qualities of being that are called forth by a sincere meditation practice.   Spaciousness gives us the capacity to feel what we feel courageously, to let emotions move through, to listen deeply and to allow life to unfold with more ease. A deep and open heart is its own nourishment- being touched by life, being available for friendship with the human and non-human, living with a quality of tenderness towards ourselves and others  Heart and clarity, deep feeling and deep seeing, mixing together in the great transparent space of awareness- this is the…

November Sesshin - Gratefulness
November 7, 2022

  With gratitude for our beloved sangha near and far, in person and on zoom, the Monastery joyfully offers another sesshin. This sesshin has no set price. All are welcome to attend, and donations from the heart are welcome. During this week of practice, we will eat only the offerings brought to us specifically for this retreat. So food donations, while always welcome, are particularly helpful! Bring food that you like to eat, bring food that will challenge our cook and kitchen heart. She will need to dive into creativity and allow the surprises of each donation to manifest our…