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 ]
Our annual practice period opening retreat, led by Myoshin Kate McCandless and Shinmon Michael Newton, with shuso Jikai Vicki Turay.
A 6-day residential Zen Retreat with Zoketsu Norman Fischer, Myoshin Kate McCandless and Shinmon Michael Newton
Classes, Talks, Workshops, and Retreats
Second annual Blue Mountain Zendo Sangha Work Day and Potluck Picnic
A class for beginning and experienced meditators with Nin-en Susan Elbe, Dai-e Flo Rublee and Joko Claire Talbot
Mountain Rain Zen's new family practice program!
A guide to Mountain Rain Zen's annual 6-week practice period.
MOUNTAIN RAIN ZEN COMMUNITY
Schedule Update: Sunday, August 7 half-day retreat schedule--please seen event listing.