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
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 […]
I’m sitting at my kitchen table looking out my window into the bluffs and a forest covered from top to bottom in snow. It’s April 19th and when I brought my kids to school today (which started 2 hours late) the thermometer read 30 degrees. As I sit here now, a few hours after the […]