Mountain Rain Zen Community invites you to join us in Zen meditation practice. Zen practice emphasizes being fully awake to our own moment-to-moment experience, from our meditation cushion to every aspect of our everyday life. Everyone is welcome, whether completely new to meditation or experienced in Zen or another tradition.
We practice the forms of Soto Zen with a spirit of warmth and inclusion, in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, founder of San Francisco Zen Center. We also draw on teachings and practices from other Buddhist traditions.
Our guiding teachers are Myoshin Kate McCandless and Shinmon Michael Newton, and our founding teacher is Zoketsu Norman Fischer of the Everyday Zen Foundation.
[ Our Programs ]
A weekend retreat on Dogen's teachings with Myoshin Kate McCandless
A weekend retreat led by Shinmon Michael Newton, concluding with a jukai (receiving the precepts) ceremony for several sangha members
A non-residential weekend retreat with Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Classes, Talks, Workshops, and Retreats
A 6-week dharma seminar with Myoshin Kate McCandless
Our monthly half-day retreat, followed by a sangha meeting.
A half-day class led by sangha leaders Nin-en Susan Elbe and Joko Claire Talbot
Part of our regular Sunday morning practice schedule.
MOUNTAIN RAIN ZEN COMMUNITY
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