The Mountains and Rivers Order is a Western Zen Buddhist lineage established by the late John Daido Loori Roshi and dedicated to sharing the dharma as it has been passed down, generation to generation, since the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. You can practice with us at our two main locations—Zen Mountain Monastery and Zen Center of New York City—as well as the Order’s affiliate groups.
Since 1980, we’ve offered traditional and innovative ways to engage the Buddhist teachings through our programs and retreats. Both the Monastery and Brooklyn Temples are places of practice and refuge to help you learn how to integrate your spiritual path into your everyday life. Whether you come for a Sunday Morning Program, a weekend retreat, or a period of residency, you’ll have a chance to experience a dynamic spiritual community and a place to encounter your own inner silence and stillness, wisdom and compassion.