Katharine Kaufman

Katharine Kaufman is priest ordained in the Soto Zen lineage and teaches meditation, writing workshops, Yoga, and contemplative dance in Boulder County and at Shambhala Mountain Center. She taught for many years at The Yoga Workshop and Studio Be in Boulder. Katharine is an adjunct professor at Naropa University. She holds MFAs in Performance/Choreography and Writing/Poetics.


Upcoming Programs by Katharine Kaufman

Practicing Simplicity: An Introduction to Zen Practice

Also Michael Wood

March 1–3, 2019

Settle into your own nature by simply sitting. The emphasis during this weekend retreat will be the practice of “zazen”, sitting meditation. In the style of Zen Sesshin, we will rise early and bring every aspect of our day into our practice, including walking meditation, and afternoon chores. We will introduce the practices of silence […]


Wisdom of the Body: Yoga and Meditation Retreat

April 4–7, 2019

You’ve experienced joy and health, pain and loss. You’ve tested your physical limits, and have recovered from surgeries. You’ve traveled, shared insights, and cared for others. Now it’s time to attend to your body as it is today. In this retreat, you are invited to practice with a fresh perspective that acknowledges your mind and […]

Inside (and) Out: Yoga and Meditation of Belonging

June 20–23, 2019

Our unique sensibilities are sustained by personal practices that integrate our whole being. In this 4-day retreat, you will explore ways to bring every aspect of yourself into the practice and expand that acceptance to others, creating a true environment of belonging. Through the simple and spacious practices of meditation and yoga we will work […]

Women’s Summer Meditation and Yoga Retreat

July 31–August 4, 2019

Our bodies hold emotions, images, patterns, and stories. When we inhabit our bodies through mindfulness practices, we come to know ourselves as complete and wakeful beings. During this rejuvenating program, we will play with the 4 postures of meditation, practice nourishing yoga, and retreat in the forests, fields, and groves of Shambhala Mountain Center. Through […]