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. Jogen leads the weekly Wednesday evening meditation gathering. His teaching draws on the teachings and practices of Zen, with inspiration from the Dzogchen tradition, as well as Depth and Archetypal psychology, Voice Dialogue parts work and more. In addition to being a Zen teacher, he is a parts work facilitator and spiritual counselor. Jogen lives in Asheville, NC.

Events with Jogen Salzberg, Sensei

Towards A New Way: Spiritual Training For Deep Adaptation
October 7, 2022

We are living into the sixth major extinction event on this planet. With climate instability it is hard to know what the future will bring. It can be difficult to know what to do, when the future seems so uncertain.  From a contemplative training perspective, if we are willing to directly face  and work with this uncertainty, the conditions of our life and world are the ideal conditions for our awakening. Contemplative training is commonly misconstrued and sometimes practiced as an inward turning means to cope with life’s hardships through an indifferent disconnection from the world.   When properly understood and…

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 kitchen team and cook. She will need to dive into creativity and allow the surprises of each donation manifest our meals.…

Seeing Through - Zen Practices of Emptiness- Online Retreat
December 2, 2022

 “..knowing there is something fundamental in oneself, when one turns the light around (shifts attention from sense experience to the essence of mind) one ejects form, sound, smell, flavor, touch, and phenomena, and attains tranquility. Then..one does not grasp sense data but descends among them without being blinded, letting them be…” – Sozan Zenji “Now think of what is without thought. How can you think of it? Be Before Thinking. This is the essence of zazen. Shatter obstacles and become intimate with Awakening Awareness.” – Keizan Zenji Unfortunately, there is a common misunderstanding about Zen meditation- that it is a…