Windhorse News & Events

Eco-Spirituality / An Exploration of the Dynamics of Change

On Tuesday evening, May 8, Windhorse Zen Community, in association with Zen Center of Asheville, is proud to host An Evening with David Loy. This event, a continuation of our recent five-part series on Spirituality and the Unconscious, will focus on the question of why deep levels of change – now so clearly vital on every level – are yet so difficult to initiate and sustain.

The program will feature well-known writer, dharma teacher, and social activist David Loy, author of 13 books and numerous articles. The evening will include talks, meditation, and a round-table discussion. All are welcome.

This event will be held in downtown Asheville at 5 Ravenscroft Drive, and will run from 6:30 to 8:15. Parking can be accessed either from Ravenscroft Drive, or from Sawyer Street (near the Post Office, and off Coxe Ave.). This event is being offered free to the community, but donations will be gratefully received.

This program has come together as a rather last-minute event, so please spread the word to anyone who may be interested. For more information about the program or David Loy, please continue reading below or contact us at

David Loy Coming Soon to Windhorse

As a continuation of our five-part series “Spirituality and the Unconscious,” we’ll be hosting a sixth program on the evening of May 8th. Our good friend David Loy will be spending a day or two at Windhorse over that Tuesday, and has offered to give a talk and lead a discussion on the sacred bond between spiritual practice and environmental engagement. David is a renowned professor, writer and Zen teacher who trained under Yamada Koun Roshi and Robert Aitken Roshi, seminal figures in Western Zen.

In addition to being a regular magazine contributor, Loy is the author of 13 books. His best known ones are from Wisdom Publications and include A New Buddhist Path: Enlightenment, Evolution and Ethics in the Modern World (2015); The World Is Made of Stories (2010), which Spirituality & Practice named one of the year’s best books; andMoney, Sex, War, Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution (2008), available in eight languages. David is co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center, near his home in Boulder, Colorado.