Our mission is to provide practices that support development of healthy mind, body and spirit accessible to everyone. We do that through offering programming that fosters individual and community cultivation of contemplative, movement, and healing arts that serve to promote a compassionate, healthy and safe world.
Our vision is to cultivate awakened community that embodies a deeper understanding of our integrated humanity and human development through providing education and practice environments that foster the holistic development of mind, body and spirit. Read more about us »
Through understanding and experiencing our body/mind connection in movement, we access a gateway to develop a deepened understanding of our lives, our realities and our human potential.
Mindfulness is a particular way of paying attention, on purpose, to what is taking place in our lives in the present moment. We learn to notice, remain curious and stay engaged with the life inside and all around us.
To study Zen is to study the self. Our experienced teachers offer Zen meditation, personal guidance, classes, workshops and retreats. We welcome beginners and accomplished practitioners.
Manitou Center Classes
Zen Brush allows us to better understand how dualism effects our day-to-day life. In our linear trained minds there are separate objects: The brush, the paper, the ink and you (referred to as the Four Treasures). When all brought together we attempt to control all elements to achieve an outcome. Yet in Zen brush it […]
The talks listed below are from a course offered by Dharma River Zen Community during our 2018 year. The course focused around themes discussed in the text, Dogen: Mystical Realist. Dogen Class 1 Dogen Class 2 Dogen Class 3 Dogen Class 4 Dogen Class 5 Dogen Class 6 Dogen Class 7
Everything we do matters. Even the smallest of activities play a significant and cumulative role in shaping our individual lives and further all of these activities weave into the tapestry of this fantastic and wondrous world we move in and through. This manifests in a dance that weaves the fabric of living and being […]