Training Opportunities

Zentensive Consultations

We’ve decided to offer an online Zentensive Consultations program. This confidential, one-on-one service focuses on psycho-spiritual issues arising out of someone’s personal or professionally-oriented interests or concerns.

These sessions are open to anyone interested in the interface between psychotherapy and spirituality. As with our Zentensives, mental health practitioners may consider this work as part of their professional training, and therefore as deductible expenses. For more information, or to schedule a session, please get in touch with me at

Zentensive Workshop and Retreats

are for those who feel drawn to exploring the rich intersection of meditation and western psychology. They offer advanced levels of training for mental health professionals interested in accessing deeper unconscious patterns, as well as for dharma practitioners who may wish to discover a greater understanding of the more hidden dimensions of the psyche.

These trainings, held at Windhorse Zen Community, take advantage of the natural deepening and openness that comes about as the mind quiets down—and merges this inner silence with a strong psychodynamic perspective. Intensive periods of meditation effectively mobilize the mind on both conscious and unconscious levels. This mobilization works broadly—bringing forth a complex mixture of our innate care and compassion, along with the often hidden layers of grief, guilt, intimacy, and anger.

As practice continues to deepen, we may see more clearly into those repression-based patterns of thinking and feeling that so often cycle through our lives, and which inevitably exert a powerful impact on all that we do. Insights into these embedded energies can lead to significant change, which in turn fosters more focused and sustained meditation. This can be rich territory for all practitioners; for psychotherapists, these insights and openings can have particular value in terms of their work with clients.,

Zentensives Refund Policy:

An initial payment of $75.00 is required along with your application.

Full payment is due either upon acceptance into the program or four weeks before the beginning of the retreat.

Cancellation Policy: if you need to cancel prior to four weeks before the program is held, we will refund your payment, minus a $75.00 processing fee. If you cancel between two and four weeks prior the retreat, we will refund 50% of the fee; after that, refunds will not be offered.

Unused registration fees will be added to our scholarship fund. Also, in the unlikely event that we were forced to postpone or cancel a workshop, we will refund the full registration fee, minus any unrecoverable expense.

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