Mondo Zen™ is based on Japanese and Chinese Zen, updated for the 21st Century. Mondo Zen™ transcends the hierarchical/authoritarian, gender-biased and constraining monastic aspects of traditional Zen in favor of practical, experiential “in the world” engagement. Relying only on direct personal experience - as taught by the Buddha himself - it does not allow mythic constructs to complicate its philosophical orientation. This includes ideas such as reincarnation, soul as personality, bardo realms, past lives, a creator deity, or other faith-based beliefs. It is important that in our practice of Mondo Zen™ we consciously choose to set aside all such ideas at least until we have experienced, tested and evaluated for ourselves a simpler and stronger way of knowing.
Integral Zen consciously brings together the Integral AQAL maps and the territory of Zen practice. We use a perspective of the world that is broad enough and insight into ourselves that is deep enough to understand and solve today’s complex problems in brave new ways. Using Integral tools and Mondo Zen™ we develop enhanced clarity, creativity, vision, and decisive compassionate action.
"Mondo Zen training is one of the most important, creative, and novel additions to the meditation pantheon, highly recommended for the accelerated effect it has on spiritual growth and development. Definitely check it out!"
- Ken Wilber, The Integral Vision
Anyone know what's going on here? "novel additions to the meditation pantheon?"