Buddhist Studies Retreats

At Zen Mountain Monastery

An Evening of Poems from the First Buddhist Women (Therigatha) – via Zoom

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

April 17, 2020
The Therigatha are a collection of poems by the first Buddhist women ordained at the time of the Buddha. These poems are called udanas, inspired utterances about the joy of realizing freedom from suffering. They are also great literature in the way that Ezra Pound meant when he said “Literature is news that stays news”. Let us join …

Cultivating the Power for Activism

with Venerable Dr. Pannavati

June 11 - 14, 2020
Our meditation practice alone cannot not serve as our sole commitment to help end the suffering of others. We have a powerful opportunity to cultivate and develop the prerequisites that enable beneficial acts to be undertaken with intention, attention and skillfulness. The weekend will be a combination of contemplation of sutras from Zen, Theravada and…