Retreat Schedule

Half Days of Zen at Pure Land of Iowa, 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 1:30 – 4:30pm

Pure Land of Iowa is located at 8364 Hickman Rd, Clive, Iowa

November 2nd

November 16th

December 7th

Philosophy of yoga

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Do you have 20/20 vision when it comes to the big questions of life? What happens after death? Is there meaning to existence? How should we live our present life? 

For centuries prior to asana practice as we know it today, yogis have been contemplating these central questions. This January 2020 we’ll have an opportunity to examine how clear our own vision of life is.

Participants will explore:

  • the centrality of sound vibration to Yoga.
  • the philosophical underpinnings of asana practice.
  • the transmission of Yoga to the West.
  • differences between Yoga, Buddhism, and the monotheistic traditions.

5 Yoga Alliance continuing education credits available. No prior yoga experience necessary. Please bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy with the group and a yoga mat if you have one.

Each student will take home resources for meditation, a handmade greeting card, and bookmark featuring original artwork. And, you can schedule (1) 30-minute personal phone conversation with Daishin (before the end of January) to fine tune your personal yoga/meditation practice.

maximum of 15 participants. 10am – 3pm. $80

Early Bird Discount prior to December 31 = $70

(Online registration is available at under the workshop tab. Minimum of 6 paid registrations prior to January 8 for the workshop to be held: if the workshop is cancelled, full refunds will be issued)