“We are learning to love, tend and cherish our experience, whatever it may be. This is a beautiful thing to be developing.”

– Henry Shukman

“We are learning to love, tend and cherish our experience, whatever it may be. This is a beautiful thing to be developing.”

– Henry Shukman

AS FEATURED IN:

Original Love is a new approach to the ancient path of meditation. It is a broad meditation training based primarily on traditional teachings of Zen and Early Buddhism.

Through finding the intrinsic lovingness, energy, peace and joy that are always already within us, even if they sometimes feel hidden, we can grow as more clear-sighted and open-hearted beings. Gradually, and sometimes suddenly, through shared practice, we start to catch glimpses of the “original love” that is always here.

While this program can serve for many as a complete training in itself, it can also serve as an on-ramp for Zen koan training.

We warmly invite you to watch Henry’s 4-part video series on the four essential “zones” of meditation.

Courses & Retreats

What’s New for 2022:
  • Four 6-week courses, one on each zone of practice
  • Four weekend retreats
  • Facilitated small groups for meditation practice sharing and Q&A
  • 12 guided meditations from Henry in each 6-week course, creating a library of 48 meditations over the year
  • Online forum for building community and connecting with fellow meditation practitioners
  • Visiting guest teachers including Rick Hanson Ph.D., and Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D.
Join Henry for our upcoming 6-week course
and weekend retreat.

 

Spring Course: Support, Trust, Awakening

Starts May 1, 2022

Original Love: One Year Program

Study Henry’s Original Love program
in-depth.

 

One Year Program

Rolling enrollment – enroll at any time.
Henry Shukman

About Henry

Henry is an authorized Zen Master in the Sanbo Zen lineage, and spiritual director of the Mountain Cloud Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

His struggles as a youth, a spontaneous awakening experience at 19, followed by years of rigorous Zen training and his own deep healing process, all paved the way for Henry to develop Original Love, a well-rounded approach to spirituality and meditation.

Henry is the author of One Blade of Grass: Finding the Old Road of the Heart, A Zen Memoir.

Henry Shukman