Empty Cloud Sangha
Cultivating your Mindfulness Garden:
A Zen Based Mindfulness training
A 6-week virtual mindfulness training in January and February 2023
Facilitators: Randy Wolbert, LMSW, Zen Rōshi and Ronda Reitz, PhD
Wednesdays beginning January 4th through February 8th, 2023
4:00pm to 6:00pm Eastern Standard Time (UTC - 5:00)
Cost: $350(USD) per person
Registration is required, and space is limited.
Describe and practice techniques of Zen Meditation (There is an expectation of short daily practice during the duration of the course)
Describe the relationship between meditation and mindfulness
List at least three ways that Zen and Behavior Therapy are compatible
Describe Wise mind as the synthesis of doing and being mind
Describe the role of radical acceptance in the reduction of suffering
List the 4 noble truths and the middle path
Develop a plan of starting and/or sustaining a mindfulness practice
The Practice of Zen
The practice of Zen originated from Buddhism in China around the 6th century. Zen is the practice of mindful meditation. The practice is compatible with other spiritual practices including Christian contemplation, Kabbalah and Sufism. It was studied extensively by Marsha Linehan and is fully integrated into the practice of DBT. This workshop will explore the origins of mindfulness in psychotherapy, how to practice Zen meditation, the specific Zen related skills contained in DBT and developing and/or sustaining your own mindfulness practice.
Randy Wolbert, LMSW, Rōshi
Randy is a long time Zen student of Marsha Linehan. Randy was recognized by Willigis Jaeger as a Zen teacher in 2016 and was confirmed as a Zen teacher in 2018 by Marsha Linehan. In 2021 he received transmission as a dharma heir of Zen Master (Rōshi) Greg Mayers. He has lead mindfulness workshops and Zen mindfulness retreats in the US, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Germany.
He is a certified DBT Practitioner and a former full time trainer and consultant with Behavioral tech. He has close to 30 years of experience in the provision of DBT.