Seeing Through Obstacles – Inner Critic, Perfectionist and More…

Date: July 26 - 28, 2024

Time: Friday, July 26th - Sunday July 28th

Location: Great Vow Zen Monastery

Price: $200 - $225
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Seeing Through Obstacles – Inner Critic, Perfectionist and More…

July 26 - 28, 2024

Friday, July 26th - Sunday July 28th

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.” – W. Whitman

Transformation of our hearts and minds has never been more vital. The very possibility for future humans to experience Truth, Beauty and Goodness is up in the air! And yet, most of us have significant challenges following through with our aspirations and continuing through the ups and downs that come with committed Dharma work.

This retreat will bring together Parts Work modality (i.e. IFS, Voice Dialogue) with Buddhist meditation practices to amplify understanding and dis-identify from ‘voices’ or ‘selves’ that hinder our unfolding. We will also practice tapping forces that are our allies in Awakening. Through this we develop choice with the different parts of us that arise on the path, finding space around and translucence within them.

Sessions will be a mix of silent and guided sitting meditation and group facilitations where participants directly explore parts of themselves such as those listed above.

This is for anyone with aspirations around liberation of the heart, bringing to light and integrating shadow elements, finding empathy for difficult to embrace parts of oneself, addressing obstacles to Dharma practice and deepening self-understanding. First time and experienced meditators are welcome and will find insight and nourishment.


This retreat begins at 5:00 pm Friday evening and ends on Sunday at around 1:00. Please plan on staying for the whole thing.

In-person only.



Jogen Salzberg, Sensei