Welcome to Hollow Bones Zen Online

Hollow Bones Zen is an American Rinzai Zen School providing a clear, open channel for awakening body, mind, and spirit.

Jun Po

    Available courses

    While sickness, old age, and death are inevitable in this life, thoughts, feelings, and discussions about them are often feared and avoided at any cost. However, the cost is dear as people allow their fears to destroy the intimacy they could have with their lives and with those they love.

    This training program involves reading the Mumonkan five times, two koans each day. There is a specific instruction for each of the five rounds. Large group classes are for discussion and sharing. We meet as a group every four weeks for discussion and sharing.

    Precepts are guidelines that Zen practitioners follow.  In our Jukai Ceremony and Priest Ordination Ceremony, people commit to live by these Precepts to guide how they function in the world, how they interact with all beings, and how to live with compassion and wisdom. Understanding these commitments is a necessary step on our path of awakening beyond zazen and Mondo Zen Facilitation.

    This training program involves a combination of personal inquiry, online discussion and dharma teachings lead by Hollow Bones priests and Roshis.  Each week, participants will work with one of the eleven precepts of Hollow Bones Zen.


    The purpose of this class is to not only review all of the elements in the Sutra Book, but to go more deeply into selected texts so that participants begin to understand the context and reason for each entry in the book. As well, you will learn about the functions and rituals to which many of these texts refer.

    This training program involves reading the Mumonkan five times, two koans each day. There is a specific instruction for each of the five rounds. Large group classes are for discussion and sharing. We meet as a group every four weeks for discussion and sharing.

    The Mondo Zen Facilitator Program is a nine month structured learning environment providing knowledge, mentorship, and community for effectively learning the skills of Mondo Zen Facilitation.


    The idea of the Mondo Zen Facilitator Guild Library is to be the place where all facilitators can find anything they need to do the process with a client, to get new information about how to... teach, learn, meditate, facilitate... to have access to a lot of teaching material around the whole process and to share their best practice.

    The Mondo Zen Facilitator Study Group is a five month precursor to the Mondo Zen Facilitator Program.  The focus is on classical koan study.


    The Mondo Zen Facilitator Certificate Program is a eight-month structured learning environment providing knowledge, mentorship, and community for effectively learning the skills of Mondo Zen Facilitation. T


    While sickness, old age, and death are inevitable in this life, thoughts, feelings, and discussions about them are often feared and avoided at any cost. However, the cost is dear as people allow their fears to destroy the intimacy they could have with their lives and with those they love.

    While sickness, old age, and death are inevitable in this life, thoughts, feelings, and discussions about them are often feared and avoided at any cost. However, the cost is dear as people allow their fears to destroy the intimacy they could have with their lives and with those they love.