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 teacher is Zoketsu Norman Fischer of the Everyday Zen Foundation, and our resident teachers are Myoshin Kate McCandless and Shinmon Michael Newton.
[ Our Programs ]
A weekend retreat led by Myoshin Kate McCandless, concluding with a jukai (receiving the precepts) ceremony
A non-residential weekend retreat with Zoketsu Norman Fischer followed by Guiding Teacher Installation Ceremony for Shinmon Michael Newton and Myoshin Kate McCandless
Classes, Talks, Workshops, and Retreats
a dharma seminar with Myoshin Kate McCandless
Three teachers from three Buddhist traditions offer practices for activists. By donation.
Mountain Rain's family practice program.
MOUNTAIN RAIN ZEN COMMUNITY
Schedule Update: The Sunday morning part of the Dogen Retreat this weekend is open to all. Please arrive either at 9:00 or at 10:10, in time for the dharma talk.