Transintegral Enthrallment™

Take the Next Step and Get In Over Your Head

Transintegral Enthrallment: Merging Body, Mind, and Market: An 8 Week TeleCourse facilitated by Diana Chikan Nelson Roshi and Dorkai Haze Roshi.

8 weeks of active and embodied exploration into the actualization of profitable spirituality and self-commodification. The focus of this course will be to work with your own inquiry into the Practice of One Market.

Course Syllabus

Week 1: Developmental Practices to Accelerate Personal Branding

Tutteji Wachtmeister’s groundbreaking research on successful personal branding practices takes form in powerful injunctions designed to evolve you through conscious engagement with the developmental spiral of contemporary marketing strategies. Discover the next wave of integrative practices emerging in your life today and find yourself riding the frothy edge of Kosmic evolution.

Week 2: Swimming in your Embodiment: Mastering the Art of Self-Commodification.

Free yourself from shelf-worn narratives and the ego-illusion. Wake up to Life as a successfully marketed commodity on the One Market

Week 3: Shadow Work Evolved, Living the life you are supposed to live.
Turn toward your unlived story, embrace avoidance and resistance, and transmute the core life force within.

Week 4: Spiritual Cultivation, meditation on and off the cushion.
Clarify identity beyond personality. Leverage liberating insight to master the unique gifts of of the global marketplace and tap into the heart of Internet marketing.

Week 5: Interpersonal Practices to Resculpt Consciousness and Culture
Learn strategies to author and shape your surroundings. Surf and surge with the undercurrent of your emerging leadership potential. Become a Master Manipulator of Evolution.

Week 6: The Next Wave of Masculine Power
Relax into the embodied Archetype of the Horny Bull. Find out how to center yourself in your lingam.

Week 7: Your Evolved Feminine, Nurturing the Ability to Hold and Keep Company.
Grow your ability to give and receive head – one of the most neglected energies in relationship. Discover new dimensions of responsibility and authority in yourself and others.

Week 8: Technology, Cross-Cultural Communities & Integral Practices
Discover the power of technology and Big Data. Explorations of a world beyond conventional ways of being and knowing. Your path forward in an uncertain and unknowable world.


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Included:
– Special Q&A Sessions with Facilitators
– Transintegrated Small Group Skype Sessions
– Unique Transintegral Practices Designed to Optimize your Learning, Growth & Transintegration
Optional:
– Facilitated Peer Practice Groups
– Weekly Commitment of 75 Minutes
– $400 USD add-on

Available:
– Individual Coaching with Diana Chikan Roshi – Limited Spots Available
– $1.000 USD add-on
– Weekly Commitment of 75 Minutes

 

Your Facilitators

chikanDiana Chikan Nelson Roshi has been called both “The Doyenne of American Buddhism” and “The Dharma MILF”. This gifted hostess, teacher of Zen and Transintegral Spirituality embodies the rich tradition and history of American Dharma while steering it into the future with an experienced hand.

Diana began her life-long involvement with the Dharma scene as a young girl, at the ashram of Adi Da Samraj in the early 1970s. Quickly becoming a favorite of the Avatar and Sat-Guru, she would be known as the “Lolita-Da” well into her adolescent years. Diana later went on to study with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Her unique talents allowed her to quickly rise through the ranks of the Vajradathu organization, and for several years she served as Head Courtesan at the Vajra Court.

After Rinpoche’s death, Diana’s karma led her to an exploration of Rinzai Zen. In 1988 she was ordained by Eido Shimano Roshi, and would serve as his personal ianfu (慰安婦, comfort woman) at Dai Bosatsu Monastery for several years. In a unique ceremony, celebrating the unity of Myoshinji Outcasts, Eido Roshi would later transfer Diana as a personal gift to Joshu Sasaki Roshi.

In 1997, Diana was introduced to Genpo Merzel Roshi, a meeting she later described as a “meeting of lingam and yoni in mid-air”. Genpo Roshi immediately recognized the unique gifts of Diana with the words “Any courtesan of Chögyam Trungpa’s is a courtesan of mine”, thus beginning a period of intensive creative collaboration: Diana received ordination as a Soto Zen nun in 1998, Dharma Transmission in 1999, and Inka in 2000. A few years later she begun facilitating Big Mind Big Heart™, a process developed by Genpo to help elicit the insights of Zen in wealthy audiences.

In 2004 Diana Roshi joined The Integral Summit, an informal network of 4th Tier spiritual visionaries. Together with evolutionary teacher  “Rude Boy” Andrew Cohen she developed the intensive Hypothermic Prostration™ program, and would later set up the Kabbalah Mentoring program for high-school girls together with “The Integral Stud”, Marc Gafni.

In 2013 the Dharma Wheel would turn again, as Diana joined the nascent Transintegral Institute and became a personal student of Tutteji Wachtmeister Dai Osho. As a member of the core group of Transintegral Visionaries, Diana’s work is a priceless contribution to the meta-evolution of 5th Tier spirituality. Together with her husband, Dorkai Haze Roshi, she established Black Cow Monastery in Los Angeles – the first Transintegral Zen™ monastery in the West.

An inveterate student of Bodhisattvic Capitalism™, Diana has embarked on an entrepreneurial career and currently manages two successful nail studios in Los Angeles.

 

dorkaiDorkai Haze Roshi began practicing in 1971 with Roshi Philip Kapleau and was Head of Cloakroom at Rochester Zen Center until 1975. He lived and trained at Zen Center of Los Angeles under the direction of Taizan Maezumi Roshi from 1980-1994. In 1995 Dorkai received priest’s ordination from Genpo Merzel Roshi, and from 1999 he has served as senior facilitator of the Big Mind™ Process. Since 2014, Dorkai is co-abbot of Black Cow Monastery.

Recognizing the need for formal recognition as a Zen teacher, Dorkai has also trained with the following Roshi: Philip Kapleau, Eido Shimano, Joshu Sasaki, Taizan Maezumi, Genpo Merzel, Robert Aitken, Bernie Glassman, John Tarrant, Shugen Arnold, Melissa Myozen Blacker, Hogen Bays, Jan Chozen Bays, Domyo Burke, Jundo James Cohen, Nonin Chowaney, Jissan Larry Christensen, Zoketsu Norman Fisher, James Myoun Ford, Koun Franz, Musho Diane Hamilton, Taigen Leighton, Kakumyo Lowe-Charde, Ryushin Konrad Marchai, Teijo Munnich, Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Barry Magid, Ezra Bayda, Larry Christensen, Pat Jikyo George, Jun Po Dennis Kelly, Dai En Hi Fu George Burch, Doshin Hannya Michael Nelson, Meru Doug Szper, Taiso Hannya Byran Bartow, Andy Afable, Roko Sherry chayat, John Mortensen, and Genjo Marinello. After advice and consultation with these teachers, in 2010 he received Dharma Transmission from his wife, Diana Chiken Nelson, Roshi. He continues his Zen studies with Tutteji Wachtmeister Dai Osho.

Dorkai holds a Spiritupathic Doctor (PD) and Master’s Degree in Transintegral Nursing, both from Richard M Nixon University. He worked as a Coach Assistant for several years.

 

A Dharmic Colporteur Extraordinaire

Although he is one of my absolute favorites among up-and-coming Dharma entrepreneurs, I hesitated a bit before I decided to include Vince Horn in this presentation of talented but somewhat obscure Buddhist visionaries. In fact, this technodelic visionary, mind hacker, cutting-edge meditation teacher, happily married monk, colporteur extraordinaire, and enthusiastic guide to the virtual deva-gati, is probably getting all the attention he craves deserves already. But the fact that Vince wasn’t included in the pantheon of Buddhist teachers on the cover of Lions’s Roar Magazine, shows that he still has work to do. But Vince is as an extremely gifted and promising vessel for my Dharma, so I will gladly do anything to help Vince reach the celebrity status he so much deserves.

HornVincent Horn is part of a new generation of teachers translating age-old wisdom into 21st century code. A computer engineering dropout turned modern monk, Vincent spent his 20s co-founding the ground-breaking Buddhist Geeks while doing a full year of silent meditation practice. He began teaching meditation in 2010 with the encouragement of his own teachers, Kenneth Folk and Daniel Ingram. Vincent has been called a “power player of the mindfulness movement” by Wired magazine and was honored to be featured in Wired UK’s “Smart List: 50 people who will change the world.”

And with the encouragement of his teachers—after nearly a decade of intensive meditation practice in the Burmese and Thai Forest Theravada tradition—Vincent teaches both online and in person in Asheville, North Carolina.

Buddhist contemplative traditions have, for millennia, carefully led us in the process of deconstructing our normal sense of identity and replacing it with one that’s both fluid and responsive. Our challenge is to build that wisdom into our next generations of contemplative technology. If we can do it well, our experience of reality will never be the same.

horn2Vince’s approach is informed both by his experience and training in the Insight, Zen, & Vajrayana styles of Buddhist meditation, as well as a growing list of ideas, practices, and perspectives which he’s found useful.

Have you ever been to a retreat where one of the first things you did was turn off your smartphone or even turn it in to the organizers? After years of doing retreats in environments that shun the use of technology – and basically suggest that a technology-negative view is a necessary pre-requisite for real contemplative practice – Vince decided to do things differently. On a Buddhist Geeks Retreat you will not be asked to shun technology. In fact you will be invited to actively engage with it in ways that support and deepen your meditation practice – imagine that!

In short, if you’re serious about upgrading the OS of your Mind, update to version 2.0 of and RTW yourself, there is really no better choice than Vince Horn.

Ven Dr Daifou Won Jishou Dharma Thich Đức Liểu Domun Prajñā Thich Nhat Kung Jongdrol Sunim Soen Roshi

The third teacher I’d like to include in this series is the Ven. Dr Daifou Won Jishou Dharma Thich Đức Liểu Domun Prajñā Thich Nhat Kung Jongdrol Sunim Soen Roshi, MDOZBC, PhD, DhD, 81st Patriarch in the unbroken Lineage of Bodhidharma, Archbishop of the Mountain Dew Order of Zen Contemplatives and Supreme Abbot of the Order’s Temple of Ten Thousand Golden Buddhas outside Taos, New Mexico where he also serves as Guiding Zen Master as well as Supreme Chancellor of Manjushri Dharma University.
juhold-sunimVenerable Won as he’s called by the handful of dedicated students flocking around his Dharma seat, was born Burt Campbell in 1957. He began practicing Advaita Vedanta with Eckhart Boomer and Vipassana with Sharon Goldstein in 1995 and was recognized as a genuine Teacher in the lineage of Ramana Maharshi the following year. Eckhart Boomer had studied with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho) in the latter’s Indian Ashram for many years and was designated as a teacher in Osho’s lineage which means Ven. Wong could also claim Patriarchy in the Osho transmission lineage. In 1997 Ven. Wong was sanctioned as a teacher by the exclusive Insight Meditation Club and begun offering intensive retreats. Ven. Won was ordained by Zen Master Jajangmyeon Sunim as a Dharma Teacher in 1998, as a Senior Dharma Holder in 1999 and as a Bodhisattva Monk with a license to fornicate in 2000. He received teaching authorization from Zen Master Banchan Sunim in the Golden Days Zen Order in April 2001. Ven. Won additionally received the 250 reformed Bhikkshu vows from The Supreme Vinaya Patriarch Bhante Sangarakshita Suhita Dhamma (Thích Chuối Chiên đậu Phụ) who was the first Dharma Heir of Rev. Dr. Nước Sắn Dây Hoa Bưởi. Between 2002 and 2005 Ven. Wong made a pilgrimage along the California coast, studying with many well-known Buddhist teachers and receiving several Dharma Transmissions. In 2006, Ven. Wong opened the Rainbow Dragon Temple in San Diego. Later the same year, Ven. Wong studied intensively with Koan Master Dick Bladderworth Roshi and was given inka in the Three Treasures and Four Vows Order. Following a legal dispute with a local restaurant owner concerning the name of the temple, it was re-dedicated as “Misty Moon Zen Temple” in 2007. In 2008 Ven. Won founded the Manjushri Dharma University which awarded him a PhD in Buddhist Astrology in 2008. In addition, Ven. Won also holds a Doctor of Dharma in Buddhist coaching and a Master of Dharma in Integral Marketing from Richard M Nixon University. Encouraged by his students, Ven. Won self-ordained as a Patriarch in the Holy Lineage of Bodhidharma in 2010. The following year, his thriving community moved to New Mexico, due to sectarian issues with a neighboring Zen Center. Due to cultural differences, Ven. Won spent the period 2010—2012 in solitary retreat at the Penitentiary of New Mexico. During that time, he formed a strong Karmic bond with several fellow retreatants and formed The Motley Sangha, which upon their release in 2012 was incorporated as a non-profit organization with the name Mountain Dew Order of Zen Contemplatives.

 

The Mountain Dew Order of Zen Contemplatives

Barnabas-BVen. Barnabas Billings MDOZC was consecrated Archbishop in receiving Inka during the Ripe Plum Retreat in 2015. His full biography can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

11Ven. Nước Chấm MDOZC was consecrated Bishop and Cardinal upon receiving Inka in 2015. He is a certified LifeSkill Coach in the Coalition States (#4578) and runs a private online practice. In 2014 he co-authored the pamphlet Embodied Mindfulness.

 

 

 

 

8Ven. Bún Măng MDZOC is a Buddhist priest and Lineage Holder in The Mountain Dew Order of Zen Contemplatives since 2015. He is also an accomplished Aikido Master and received the Black Belt with golden tassels from Steven Seagal in 2010. He is scheduled to finish his formal training in 2016, when he will receive the “final seal” (Inka) from Master Won.

 

 

 

9Ven. Hủ tiếu Dhamma MDZOC is an authorized Zen Teacher and Buddhist priest in the Lineage of Bodhidharma as represented by The Monuntain Dew Order of Zen Contemplatives since 2014. He is currently studying Integral Coaching and plans to start his own online enlightenment coaching service. Hủ tiếu Dhamma is also a skilled dog whisperer.

 

 

 

16Ven. Phở Satế MDOZC became a member of the Order in 2015. Already a certified Secular Buddhist chaplain, he took to the practice of the True Dharma as transmitted through the apostolic lineage of Bodhidharma easily and enthusiastically. On New Year’s Day 2016 he was recognized as a fully qualified Dharma Holder.

 

 

dhammachickAn inveterate supporter of gender equality, Ven. Won was happy to acknowledge the deep awakening of Sister Mì Bò Viên MDOZ in 2014. A deeply intuitive vessel of the Dharma, she was given full transmission as a Dharma Holder and is currently teaching mindful pole dancing in her native New York.

 

The Naked Punk

Another somewhat obscure but brilliant Buddhist teacher you should know about is Steve Lobsang Zuccini, perhaps better known by his nom-de-plume “The Naked Punk”. While not as well-known as the younger and more successful media whores Steve has successfully promoted, he is quietly recognized as a grey eminence of the Dharma Punk scene, sometimes lovingly referred to as the “Malcolm McLaren of the Dharma”.

Blending Tibetan magic and mindfulness teachings, a secular ethos and punk aesthetics into a seamless whole, Lobsang is both a unique voice within the North American Mahasangha and its most exemplary representative.

The following is an excerpt from his forthcoming autobiography Surfing the Spectacle.

punk1This is the true story of who I am and what I do and how I came to be doing it. It started more than twenty years ago, in a Nepalese monastery …

I was known at the time as Thursday Lobsang Rampa. That was after I back-packed through Asia and ended up ordained in the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism — shaved head, maroon robes and all. The fact that I didn’t accomplish anything in particular during my fifteen years with the Tibetans seemed to reflect more poorly on me than on their teachings, which remain perennially popular and perfectly immune to common sense. In the end I didn’t so much lose faith in theocracy, spoiled tulkus, and rancid yak butter, as simply drift away.

I returned to the States, not really sure what I should do with the rest of my life. But like many others in my generation, I had the profound realization that my background as a monk could become a valuable asset on the lay-oriented Buddhist market. Unlike them, I failed badly as a spiritual entrepreneur, however.

No one came to my workshops, no one wanted to publish my memoirs, and my most ambitious project: The Integral Dzogchen Center in Boulder was a disaster – I didn’t even get an endorsement from Ken Wilber.

Broke, frustrated, and deeply disappointed with the spiritual scene, I returned to my native New Jersey. After an unconvincing stint as a Tarot reader and in-house astrologer at a New Age bookstore.

I realized that a new Dharma was needed for the new millennium and when I found a bunch of tattooed Buddhist brats and misfits outside a local rehab, the Dharna Punx movement was born.

Many people today say that Punk isn’t a fashion or a gimmick. My point is, you can make of Punk what you want: a religion, a philosophy, a way of life – it can even become a rigid and lifeless intellectual structure if that’s your thing. Malcolm McLaren ‘s point, however, was to train the mind and develop a keen eye for trends and make them profitable. It takes some learning, but it’s mostly about practice – the sort of practice it takes to become a good musician, a sublime businessperson, or a successful Buddhist teacher: it’s an art where you train yourself to surf the spectacle. I call it The Art of Mindful Commodification. Some call me a Buddhist Punk, but I don’t really go for labels.

Today I feel that I’ve successfully integrated my many selves: The Monk, The Punk, The Entrepreneur, and so on. In some ways, my karma has lead me full circle, and I now fully identify as a Tibetan Buddhist again.

The Buddha archetype is an incredible source of inspiration. Just think of it, this dude began his career with an audacity that would shock the most accomplished PR professional: he announced that life was essentially miserable, but that he’d reached a state of perfection and could point the way. Amazingly, it paid off. That was twenty-six centuries ago, and until the communist takeover of China, Buddhism was the most successful religion of all time.

My mission is to make Buddhism a competitive force to reckon with. To make the Dharma as profitable as it once was. To make the Sangha as wealthy as it was in Tibet.

 

 

Rev. Mark “Biff” Knucklebone

You know, sometimes we get so caught up with celebrity roshis, senseis, rinpoches, ajaahns, mindfulness instructors, coaches and so on, that we forget to notice the little guys in our business.

There they are, plugging away, fighting the good fight, and no one seems to pay much attention.

As a “coach of coaches” I feel obliged to help the many hidden talents out there, in whatever way I can, and some of them have benfitted enormously from these efforts.Still, I  often wonder if there is anything else I can do.

Because while there are big guys like Jon and Ken, Marc and Genpo, Stephen and Think Not Hanh, there are plenty of other guys who deserve their time in the eternal sunshine of the spotless market. In a new series of posts, I want to bring your attention to a few brilliant, but sadly underrated individuals and organizations.

Today, I want to celebrate Rev. Mark “Biff” Knucklebone (a.k.a. “The Mindful Marine”), author of a deeply moving memoir, which you can order here.

COACHRev. Mark is resident pastor at Faithful Secularist Mindfulness Church, an independent Fundamental Mindfulness congregation that meets in the garage of Mark’s mother in a quiet suburb of Lima, Ohio. Many of you have noticed him on Secular Buddhist discussion boards where he’s been preaching the gospel of MBSR with mindful ferocity for years. Sadly, this truly brilliant and inspired pastor has been overshadowed by more charismatic Secularist Buddhist preachers such as Ted “The Busybody” Meissner, but if you don’t know him you are really missing out.

The following quote is taken from a recent sermon where Mark really showed his Dharma chops:

The conclusion of my MBSR group tonight was a contemplation of how fortunate we are to be able to practice, that there was someone to teach us, and someone to teach them. I reflected on the efforts of people like Ron Purser to snuff this practice out, and how fortunate I am to have been introduced to it before he has the chance to succeed. But then a voice in my heart said, “Trust me.” Yeah. The dharma is not some doctrine or ideology — it is the tendency of the human organism toward awareness. Thankfully, no one can kill that, regardless of how many blog posts they generate.

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Mindfulness for Kids

We know mindfulness is good for us. Mindfulness allows us to retain the appearance of mental sanity in an increasingly complex and hostile world.

Mindfulness is also good for our kids. There is an emerging body of research (conducted and sponsored by some of the leading forces in the expanding mindfulness community) that indicates mindfulness can help children improve the social skills that will allow them to become attractive on a competitive job market.

Do we even need to ask if you want that for your kids?

So where do we start? How can we teach these important skills to our children?

First things first…

Establish your own practice.
To authentically teach mindfulness to your children, you need to practice it yourself. You can start slowly with a meditation practice of just a couple of minutes a day. Find ways to incorporate mindfulness into your daily activities. If you haven’t already, consider subscribing to The Mahavihara or Mindful Magazine.

Keep it simple.
Mindfulness is a big word for young kids to understand. (It’s actually quite hard to grasp even for seasoned mindfulness practitioners). Put simply, mindfulness is the art of becoming so absorbed in our own thoughts, feelings, and – above all – bodily sensations that we stop thinking about anything else. If we practice diligently, we may reach a point where we see for ourselves that “No thinking, no mind. No mind, no problem”

Check your expectations.
Are you expecting mindfulness to significantly impact activities as dissimilar as caregiving, dying and death, sex, parenting, healing and health, navigating intimate relationships, consumerism, finances, cooking, eating, entrepreneurship, creativity, sports, activism, education, protecting the environment, working with prisoners, and so on, you are likely to be disappointed. (You don’t believe those stupid ads claiming that “67% of women reported reduced wrinkles over 4 weeks” or that it’s possible to lose 25 lbs in two weeks, right?)

The purpose of mindfulness, properly understood, is to give our kids the necessary skills to gently soften their awareness of what’s going on in the world, to recognize their thoughts as “just thoughts”, and to provide tools for a successful adjustment to the needs of the market.

Mindfulness is not a panacea, and it will not completely get rid of what is, frankly, reasonable reactions, like tantrums and loudness and whining and exuberance and arguing. But, if your kids are given the wonderful gift of mindfulness, they will reflexively turn such negative and destructive reactions inwards, where they will become a wonderful source for therapeutic exploration in the future.

Don’t force it.
If your kids aren’t interested in mindfulness, or if they show symptoms of depersonalization or heightened anxiety, drop it for a while. This is a good time for you to practice non-attachment to outcomes!

mindful-kidzNow, if you’re really serious about all this, if you really want what is best for your kids, the best thing is obviously to sign up for one of our upcoming Little Lotus Retreats™, open for kids ages 4 and up.

Our teacher is Barn Billings, a fully transmitted Buddhist priest and certified life hacker with extended experience of MBSR. He is a regular contributor to The Huffelpuff Post.

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