“The three jewels are alive and well within the container of the residential program at Dharma Ocean. Through the example and teachings of the lineage, teachers, and staff I feel that direct transmission has been been delivered to us in countless ways. The most precious aspect of this program for me has been our little sangha. The people who I have practiced, lived, worked, and played with here at the Blazing Mountain. Each person has been so uniquely suited by some miracle to help me journey through the process of authentic transformation. I have cried, laughed, been triggered beyond what I thought was possible, and had my heart utterly cracked open. I feel I have come through the other side with the feeling of having moved ever closer to the truth of who I am—no matter what the outcome.”
– Former Resident, Fall 2014
The Blazing Mountain Practice Residency provides an opportunity to explore and embody the teachings of the Dharma Ocean lineage while living at the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center in Crestone, CO. The program offers a container for residents to deepen their practice in a long-term retreat setting, while also engaging a path of selfless service through a work component.
Through our formal practice, we develop a grounded openness to the totality of who we are. Through various forms of service to the community, we learn to extend that genuine non-aggression to others, becoming embodied representatives of awakened human life.
Students at any level of practice and study within Dharma Ocean are welcome to apply. Some prior program and/or retreat experience is required.
The Practice Residency is not just a work program, or an alternate living co-op, but a small community of practitioners developing their understanding of the teachings on and off the cushion. As such, it is an in-depth training for those interested in deepening their embodiment of the Dharma Ocean teachings.
To learn more about the Blazing Mountain Practice Residency, please read our Informational Letter to prospective applicants.
The residency program is on hold for now. We’ll send out an announcement when the next dates or term of the residency are planned. If you’re interested, please join our mailing list so you can be notified when the application process is open.