A Place to Sit
1800 30th Street
Boulder, Colorado
(between Walnut and Canyon)

Turn in, go beyond the Sussex Building on the right, and enter the underground parking of Crossroads Gardens. Our meeting room is in the northwest corner of the 2nd Floor in Suite #201. THANK YOU TO OUR FRIENDS of A PLACE TO SIT for this most generous invitation to share their space of ongoing practice.

The Boulder Morningstar Zen Center: A Revelation of Endless Vow



January 8 - March 31, 2018

"...and we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here."

PRACTICE SCHEDULE: January 8 - March 31, 2018


Monday afternoon 3:30 - 5:00 pm

*sitting practice and walking meditation   

(NO practice Monday, February 12 or March 5)

Saturday Morning Teisho with Roshi Sanchi Reta Lawler

Saturday, 9:00 - 11:00 am
January 13
February 24
March 31
Join Roshi Sanchi Reta Lawler and the Morningstar Sangha for sitting practice, chanting, and Dharma Talk.


Mandala of Zen continues: The Practice of Vow

Wednesday evening, January 24, 7:00 - 8:30 pm at A Place to Sit
This evening for beginners and advanced practitioners alike,  will open the understanding of VOW in the Zen Buddhist lineage. Roshi will answer practice questions to clarify and support our orientation.

Online Series with Roshi Sanchi Reta

Wednesday evening, February 7 and 21
Join our live online Intensive with Roshi and the Morningstar Sangha.
Registration fee for this series is $75 and will include the online talks, a 30 minute consult with Roshi, and email outline of talks and practices.
Details of registration will come soon.

Film Night Social

Monday evening, February 12, 6:30 - 8:45'ish
Enjoy the Sangha social hour beginning at 6:30 with tea and cookies.
We will continue to our chosen film for the evening.
(No center practice on this afternoon.)
Details will follow.

Shambhala Morningstar Sesshin

March 4 - 9, Red Feather Lakes, CO
A few spaces open. Contact Etsudo Sheri Coldwell, shericoldwell@att.net for information and registration for this quintessential dynamic of Zen sesshin. 

End of Practice Period Intensive

March 26 - 31
Monday - Friday, March 26 - 30, 3:30-5:00 pm
Ending with Saturday Morning Teisho, March 31, 9:00-11:00 am at A Place to Sit


Early SUMMER URBAN RETREAT: June 11 - 16, 2018

** Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before each practice period begins. If you are needing instruction, contact the BMZC webmail to schedule a meeting to speak with Roshi Sanchi Reta.

**Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before each practice period begins.

If you are needing instruction, email info@bouldermorningstarzencenter.com to schedule meeting or to speak with Roshi Sanchi Reta.

**REMEMBER to consider the necessary support for those at A PLACE TO SIT who so graciously offers their space for the Morningstar Practice. Suggested Donation is $5-10 for daily zazen practice, and $15 for Teisho mornings. Otherwise, everyone is ALWAYS welcome to join our practice regardless of capacity to support.


Thanks to everyone who has joined our practice!

And, thank you to our Friends at A PLACE TO SIT,  who so graciously offers us this space to practice Dharma.

“The key to not-doing is staying in the center, staying true to your deepest intimation of reality. And on that ground, you will know how to accept the offer. Every mindful breath in zazen and as you walk down the street is a return to the cen- ter. Then, when the sharp moment arises, right there in the very teeth of conflict, you have a chance to maintain access to your deepest intimation of who you really are.” --Susan Murphy