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
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 […]
Roshis’ Visit 2017 Roshis’ Visit 2016 Zen Garland Road Trip 2015
Welcome. We are so excited to be launching a new website for everyone and we hope that you will find it easy to use, and both interesting and helpful. A big thanks to Michelle Urbick for her flexible, creative and professional skills. It’s funny that redesigning a website can lead to so many important and […]