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 6-day residential Zen Retreat with Zoketsu Norman Fischer, Myoshin Kate McCandless and Shinmon Michael Newton
27-hour retreat: sitting together through the night to re-enact and celebrate the Buddha's Enlightenment
Classes, Talks, Workshops, and Retreats
A guide and registration form for Mountain Rain Zen's annual 6-week practice period.
a six-week dharma seminar with Myoshin Kate McCandless and Shinmon Michael Newton
A 5-week dharma seminar with Jikai Vicki Turay.
An evening of prayer, meditation, conversation, storytelling, and activation.
MOUNTAIN RAIN ZEN COMMUNITY
Schedule Update: Sunday schedule during practice period, October 2-November 6 (except 1/2 day retreat Oct. 16) will be 9:30-12:30.