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Spring Ango 2022

March 6 - May 29, 2022
Ango is a wonderful time to work toward making our lives more unified with practice. In addition to practicing moment-to-moment awareness in your daily activities, what other ways can you bring yourself into contact with the dharma during the day? Let this question guide you as you formulate your commitments for the training period...

Honoring Our Ancestors: The Trailblazing Buddhist Nuns of China

with Kathy Lin

May 18, 2022
ONLINE
How did women in ancient China, living within the Confucian orthodoxies where the family was the structuring unit of society, and "filial piety" determined marriage alliances, come to take up "homeleaving" of the new Buddhist monastic practice and follow their spiritual imperative? Join scholar Kathy Lin for this introduction to the biographies early Buddhist nuns […]

Revealing Buddha Vision: Stories of True Colors & Coming to our Senses—Ango Art Practice

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

May 20, 2022
ONLINE
Buddha nature—our basic enlightened nature—when manifested, allows us to directly experience, moment to moment. In this way we have great potential to respond to circumstances with compassion and wisdom. What conceals it? How might we express this true nature more freely, more naturally in the midst of daily life? Art practice can show us[…]

Precepts I: Entering the Way of Compassion

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

May 20 - 22, 2022
Zen Mountain Monastery
The moral and ethical teachings of the Buddha are fundamental to all schools of Buddhism and they are a vital aspect of training within the Mountains and Rivers Order. Precepts are a profound expression of compassion grounded in […]

Sharing Our Stories—Ango Creative Audience: Pointers & Practice

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Mn. Rakusan Ricci

May 21, 2022
ONLINE
For Ango participants: Join us for one evening per month during the three-month training period, Ango, to share our emergent tales with creative audience feedback and /or create one long tale together as process practice. This will be a good time to address any questions arising in your work and share the works in process. […]

ON-LINE Precepts I: Entering the Way of Compassion

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

May 21, 2022
ONLINE
The moral and ethical teachings of the Buddha are fundamental to all schools of Buddhism and they are a vital aspect of training within the Mountains and Rivers Order. Precepts are a profound expression of compassion grounded in […]

Beginning Instruction

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

May 22, 2022
ONLINE
A chance to receive beginning instruction in Zen meditation and an orientation to the Sunday program, which you will join following this brief class. You will have a chance to try out different meditation postures and set-ups, so plan to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please plan to sign on promptly at 9:45, and in order to experience the full service…

Hara-Focused Body Practice—for BIAPoC Sangha

with Mayumi Ishino

May 23, 2022
ONLINE
This retreat is reserved those who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian or People of Color. Hara focused movements: visualizing an inner tree with breath. This series of simple movements and postures will deepen awareness of the lower abdomen (Hara). The center of this area is known as Tanden in Japanese and lower Dantian in Chinese. […]

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—May 2022

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

May 23 - 29, 2022
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to view and participate in parallel with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in...

A Conversation with Dr Eduardo Duran—A BIAPoC Retreat

with Eduardo Duran

June 1, 2022
ONLINE
Dr. Duran needed to cancel but this retreat at the last minute, but it will be rescheduled later in the spring! Stay tuned...! Eduardo Duran (Apache/Tewa) is a psychologist who has been working in indigenous communities most of his professional career. He is a Vietnam Veteran who started his academic training after being discharged from the US Navy. He has been involved in Buddhist and traditional Native practices for many years, and his work is informed by traditional teachings[…]

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

June 3 - 5, 2022
Zen Mountain Monastery
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

Beginning Instruction

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

June 5, 2022
ONLINE
A chance to receive beginning instruction in Zen meditation and an orientation to the Sunday program, which you will join following this brief class. You will have a chance to try out different meditation postures and set-ups, so plan to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please plan to sign on promptly at 9:45, and in order to experience the full service…

Right Effort

with Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

June 9, 2022
ONLINE
Not too tight, not too loose, but try, try, try. —Master Seung Sahn Practice requires our effort. Without it, nothing happens. There are times that may require our full exertion, and other times where right effort means being very gentle. How will we know what is best? What is Right Effort? How do we cultivate […]

In Praise of Listening

with Christian McEwen

June 10 - 12, 2022
Zen Mountain Monastery
One of life’s great joys is finding time to listen—whether to the scattered wonders of conversation or to the many voices of the non-human world—birdsong, wild wind, river’s sweep. Because the Monastery is set on the rugged side of Mount […]
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True Refuge Week: Self-Directed Intensive Practice for MRO Students

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

June 14 - 19, 2022
Zen Mountain Monastery
All of Buddhist practice is leading us toward our true homecoming: the discovery that this very life, this very heart-mind and body, can be the source of our deepest fulfillment. Through training, and sincere, well-directed effort, as well as the support of a conducive environment, we can find that the refuge we seek is already here…

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice: Taking Refuge in the Sangha

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

June 17, 2022
ONLINE
Part three of a series on the Three Treasures: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha As usual there will be ample time for more questions and your thoughts you would like to share in this exploration. These sessions are open to anyone, and designed specifically with Practicing Members in mind. Our online programs are offered by donation […]

Beginning Instruction

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

June 19, 2022
ONLINE
A chance to receive beginning instruction in Zen meditation and an orientation to the Sunday program, which you will join following this brief class. You will have a chance to try out different meditation postures and set-ups, so plan to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please plan to sign on promptly at 9:45, and in order to experience the full service…

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—June 2022

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

June 20 - 26, 2022
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to view and participate in parallel with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in...

Summer Solstice Sesshin

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

June 20 - 26, 2022
Zen Mountain Monastery
Characterized by silence and deep introspection, sesshin is recommended to anyone who is sincerely interested in experiencing intensive Zen training. We wake up each day before dawn to begin a schedule that includes 7 to 10 hours of zazen, chanting services, formal silent meals in the zendo (oryoki), silent work practice and talks by the […]

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

July 1 - 3, 2022
Zen Mountain Monastery
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

Beginning Instruction

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

July 3, 2022
ONLINE
A chance to receive beginning instruction in Zen meditation and an orientation to the Sunday program, which you will join following this brief class. You will have a chance to try out different meditation postures and set-ups, so plan to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please plan to sign on promptly at 9:45, and in order to experience the full service…

Butoh: The Crucible of Body and Mind

with Vangeline

July 7 - 10, 2022
Zen Mountain Monastery
How comfortable can we allow ourselves to be in our body? How deeply are we willing to plumb our own depths, to reveal our true face in the mirror? Developed in post-World War II  Japan, butoh is a performance form characterized by deep investigation of  impermanence, authentic expression, and letting go. Butoh as a body […]

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice: Taking Refuge in the Three Treasures

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

July 15, 2022
ONLINE
A continuing series exploring The Three Treasures: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha As usual there will be ample time for more questions and your thoughts you would like to share in this exploration. These sessions are open to anyone, and designed specifically with Practicing Members in mind […]

Weekend Sesshin

with Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

July 15 - 17, 2022
Zen Mountain Monastery
A weekend sesshin is a great way to experience sesshin for the first time, and also a wonderful opportunity for more experienced practitioners. Characterized by silence and deep introspection, sesshin is recommended to anyone who is sincerely interested in experiencing intensive Zen training. We wake up each day before dawn to begin a schedule that […]

Beginning Instruction

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

July 17, 2022
ONLINE
A chance to receive beginning instruction in Zen meditation and an orientation to the Sunday program, which you will join following this brief class. You will have a chance to try out different meditation postures and set-ups, so plan to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please plan to sign on promptly at 9:45, and in order to experience the full service…

Interdependence Sesshin

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

July 25 - 31, 2022
Zen Mountain Monastery
Characterized by silence and deep introspection, sesshin is recommended to anyone who is sincerely interested in experiencing intensive Zen training. We wake up each day before dawn to begin a schedule that includes 7 to 10 hours of zazen, chanting services, formal silent meals in the zendo (oryoki), silent work practice and talks by the […]

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—July 2022

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

July 25 - 31, 2022
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to view and participate in parallel with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in...

Beginning Instruction

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

July 31, 2022
ONLINE
A chance to receive beginning instruction in Zen meditation and an orientation to the Sunday program, which you will join following this brief class. You will have a chance to try out different meditation postures and set-ups, so plan to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please plan to sign on promptly at 9:45, and in order to experience the full service…

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

August 5 - 7, 2022
Zen Mountain Monastery
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

Intermediate Kyudo: Zen Archery Intensive

with Don Symanski

August 9 - 14, 2022
Zen Mountain Monastery
This is one of the foremost Kyudo training opportunities in the US. You'll receive personalized instruction in the basic principles of the kyudo form as well as formless aspects of Kyudo as a meditation practice. This retreat is designed for anyone who has taken “first shot” at the Monastery or elsewhere…

Beginners Kyudo: Zen Archery Intensive

with Don Symanski

August 10 - 14, 2022
Zen Mountain Monastery
Through meticulous attention to detail, all aspects of the Kyudo form and movements provide a subtle mirror of the self, as well as an opportunity for deep study. In this outstanding retreat, beginners will receive training in the Seven Coordinations…

Mountain Bowl, Mountain Fire—A Clay Retreat

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Katie Yosha Scott-Childress

August 17 - 21, 2022
Zen Mountain Monastery
We are happy to again to welcome participants for this four-day clay retreat. We will begin working with wet clay and work through the week towards a day of glazing and Raku firing. This year we're celebrating this dynamic duo leading this retreat together for over 15 years! We’ll learn to form clay bowls by hand, landing […]

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice: Taking Refuge in the Three Treasures

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

August 19, 2022
ONLINE
A continuing series which explores taking refuge in the Three Treasures: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha As usual there will be ample time for more questions and your thoughts you would like to share in this exploration. These sessions are open to anyone, and designed specifically with Practicing Members in mind.[…]

Hazy Moon Sesshin

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

August 22 - 28, 2022
Zen Mountain Monastery
Characterized by silence and deep introspection, sesshin is recommended to anyone who is sincerely interested in experiencing intensive Zen training. We wake up each day before dawn to begin a schedule that includes 7 to 10 hours of zazen, chanting services, formal silent meals in the zendo (oryoki), silent work practice and talks by the […]

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—August 2022

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

August 22 - 28, 2022
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to view and participate in parallel with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in...

Peaceful Dwelling: Meditation Intensive

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

September 1 - 4, 2022
Zen Mountain Monaster
This meditation intensive provides a powerful container for exploring and developing your commitment to self-directed practice. The morning's schedule offers the support and strength of a traditional sesshin. In the afternoon and evening, the structure of the schedule lifts, allowing you to discover the power of practicing according to your own rhythms and deepest aspiration. […]

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

September 9 - 11, 2022
Zen Mountain Monastery
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

Introduction to Zen Training Weekend

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei, Mn. Shoan Ankele and Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

October 7 - 9, 2022
Zen Mountain Monastery
Are you new to meditation or Zen Buddhist practice? Have you read books about Zen, or been doing meditation on your own? Do you think you’d like to study with a teacher? Designed for those new to Zen or formal Zen training, this introductory retreat allows you to immerse yourself in Zen practice and experience […]

Embodied Awakening of Silent Illumination

with Guo Gu

October 13 - 16, 2022
Zen Mountain Monastery
Over the centuries, Chan Buddhism has developed a distinct approach and language of awakening that is free from the shackles of gradual stages of practice, proliferations of theories, and the very limits of words and language, demonstrating the autonomy of Chan from the rest of the Buddhist tradition. Chan abandoned the complex descriptive terminology of […]

True Refuge Week: Self-Directed Intensive Practice for MRO Students

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

November 8 - 13, 2022
Zen Mountain Monastery
All of Buddhist practice is leading us toward our true homecoming: the discovery that this very life, this very heart-mind and body, can be the source of our deepest fulfillment. Through training, and sincere, well-directed effort, as well as the support of a conducive environment, we can find that the refuge we seek is already here…

Half-Day Sit

May 21, 2022
ONLINE
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that[…]

Half-Day Sit

May 28, 2022
ONLINE
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that[…]

We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Being, Feeling, Healing, and Thriving, Part II—A BIAPoC Retreat

with Eduardo Gonzalez and Michele Luc

June 4, 2022
ONLINE
In this healing-centered virtual workshop, BIAPoC members of the sangha will be invited into a space of conscious connection, compassion, and courage to examine the ways in which white supremacy resides within our minds, bodies, and spirit. We will unpack and explore[…]

Compassion Blesses the Compassionate

with Stephen Jenkins

June 16, 2022
ONLINE
Compassion is often thought to involve sacrificing our wellbeing for the sake of others. In distressing times of pandemic, warfare and exhausting divisiveness, it may seem to call for us to be even more vulnerable. For the violated, it may seem to conflict with righteous anger that energizes resistance to injustice. But in classical Buddhist thought […]
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Spring Ango 2022

March 6 - May 29, 2022
Ango is a wonderful time to work toward making our lives more unified with practice. In addition to practicing moment-to-moment awareness in your daily activities, what other ways can you bring yourself into contact with the dharma during the day? Let this question guide you as you formulate your commitments for the training period...

Honoring Our Ancestors: The Trailblazing Buddhist Nuns of China

with Kathy Lin

May 18, 2022
ONLINE
How did women in ancient China, living within the Confucian orthodoxies where the family was the structuring unit of society, and "filial piety" determined marriage alliances, come to take up "homeleaving" of the new Buddhist monastic practice and follow their spiritual imperative? Join scholar Kathy Lin for this introduction to the biographies early Buddhist nuns […]

Revealing Buddha Vision: Stories of True Colors & Coming to our Senses—Ango Art Practice

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

May 20, 2022
ONLINE
Buddha nature—our basic enlightened nature—when manifested, allows us to directly experience, moment to moment. In this way we have great potential to respond to circumstances with compassion and wisdom. What conceals it? How might we express this true nature more freely, more naturally in the midst of daily life? Art practice can show us[…]

Half-Day Sit

May 21, 2022
ONLINE
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that[…]

Sharing Our Stories—Ango Creative Audience: Pointers & Practice

with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Mn. Rakusan Ricci

May 21, 2022
ONLINE
For Ango participants: Join us for one evening per month during the three-month training period, Ango, to share our emergent tales with creative audience feedback and /or create one long tale together as process practice. This will be a good time to address any questions arising in your work and share the works in process. […]

ON-LINE Precepts I: Entering the Way of Compassion

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

May 21, 2022
ONLINE
The moral and ethical teachings of the Buddha are fundamental to all schools of Buddhism and they are a vital aspect of training within the Mountains and Rivers Order. Precepts are a profound expression of compassion grounded in […]

Beginning Instruction

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

May 22, 2022
ONLINE
A chance to receive beginning instruction in Zen meditation and an orientation to the Sunday program, which you will join following this brief class. You will have a chance to try out different meditation postures and set-ups, so plan to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please plan to sign on promptly at 9:45, and in order to experience the full service…

Hara-Focused Body Practice—for BIAPoC Sangha

with Mayumi Ishino

May 23, 2022
ONLINE
This retreat is reserved those who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian or People of Color. Hara focused movements: visualizing an inner tree with breath. This series of simple movements and postures will deepen awareness of the lower abdomen (Hara). The center of this area is known as Tanden in Japanese and lower Dantian in Chinese. […]

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—May 2022

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

May 23 - 29, 2022
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to view and participate in parallel with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in...

Half-Day Sit

May 28, 2022
ONLINE
A three-hour practice of connecting with the still point, making space in which to find the heart-mind and body, and a place to take refuge. Let us sit deep into our well and show up from a place of love and courage—the two things that[…]

A Conversation with Dr Eduardo Duran—A BIAPoC Retreat

with Eduardo Duran

June 1, 2022
ONLINE
Dr. Duran needed to cancel but this retreat at the last minute, but it will be rescheduled later in the spring! Stay tuned...! Eduardo Duran (Apache/Tewa) is a psychologist who has been working in indigenous communities most of his professional career. He is a Vietnam Veteran who started his academic training after being discharged from the US Navy. He has been involved in Buddhist and traditional Native practices for many years, and his work is informed by traditional teachings[…]

We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Being, Feeling, Healing, and Thriving, Part II—A BIAPoC Retreat

with Eduardo Gonzalez and Michele Luc

June 4, 2022
ONLINE
In this healing-centered virtual workshop, BIAPoC members of the sangha will be invited into a space of conscious connection, compassion, and courage to examine the ways in which white supremacy resides within our minds, bodies, and spirit. We will unpack and explore[…]

Beginning Instruction

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

June 5, 2022
ONLINE
A chance to receive beginning instruction in Zen meditation and an orientation to the Sunday program, which you will join following this brief class. You will have a chance to try out different meditation postures and set-ups, so plan to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please plan to sign on promptly at 9:45, and in order to experience the full service…

Right Effort

with Mn. Gokan Bonebakker

June 9, 2022
ONLINE
Not too tight, not too loose, but try, try, try. —Master Seung Sahn Practice requires our effort. Without it, nothing happens. There are times that may require our full exertion, and other times where right effort means being very gentle. How will we know what is best? What is Right Effort? How do we cultivate […]

Practice Discussion – June

with Mn. Shoan Ankele

June 10, 2022
Intended for Practicing Members but also open to training students, this group will offer support for those who would like to tap into a more intimate sense of community. This Sangha Group will be a place for discussion and support, with monastic Shoan serving as a facilitator and guide […]

Compassion Blesses the Compassionate

with Stephen Jenkins

June 16, 2022
ONLINE
Compassion is often thought to involve sacrificing our wellbeing for the sake of others. In distressing times of pandemic, warfare and exhausting divisiveness, it may seem to call for us to be even more vulnerable. For the violated, it may seem to conflict with righteous anger that energizes resistance to injustice. But in classical Buddhist thought […]

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice: Taking Refuge in the Sangha

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

June 17, 2022
ONLINE
Part three of a series on the Three Treasures: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha As usual there will be ample time for more questions and your thoughts you would like to share in this exploration. These sessions are open to anyone, and designed specifically with Practicing Members in mind. Our online programs are offered by donation […]

Beginning Instruction

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

June 19, 2022
ONLINE
A chance to receive beginning instruction in Zen meditation and an orientation to the Sunday program, which you will join following this brief class. You will have a chance to try out different meditation postures and set-ups, so plan to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please plan to sign on promptly at 9:45, and in order to experience the full service…

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—June 2022

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

June 20 - 26, 2022
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to view and participate in parallel with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in...

Beginning Instruction

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

July 3, 2022
ONLINE
A chance to receive beginning instruction in Zen meditation and an orientation to the Sunday program, which you will join following this brief class. You will have a chance to try out different meditation postures and set-ups, so plan to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please plan to sign on promptly at 9:45, and in order to experience the full service…

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice: Taking Refuge in the Three Treasures

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

July 15, 2022
ONLINE
A continuing series exploring The Three Treasures: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha As usual there will be ample time for more questions and your thoughts you would like to share in this exploration. These sessions are open to anyone, and designed specifically with Practicing Members in mind […]

Beginning Instruction

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

July 17, 2022
ONLINE
A chance to receive beginning instruction in Zen meditation and an orientation to the Sunday program, which you will join following this brief class. You will have a chance to try out different meditation postures and set-ups, so plan to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please plan to sign on promptly at 9:45, and in order to experience the full service…

Practice Discussion – July

with Mn. Shoan Ankele

July 22, 2022
Intended for Practicing Members but also open to training students, this group will offer support for those who would like to tap into a more intimate sense of community. This Sangha Group will be a place for discussion and support, with monastic Shoan serving as a facilitator and guide […]

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—July 2022

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

July 25 - 31, 2022
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to view and participate in parallel with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in...

Beginning Instruction

with MRO Teachers and Senior Staff

July 31, 2022
ONLINE
A chance to receive beginning instruction in Zen meditation and an orientation to the Sunday program, which you will join following this brief class. You will have a chance to try out different meditation postures and set-ups, so plan to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please plan to sign on promptly at 9:45, and in order to experience the full service…

Nuts & Bolts of Zen Practice: Taking Refuge in the Three Treasures

with Ron Hogen Green, Sensei

August 19, 2022
ONLINE
A continuing series which explores taking refuge in the Three Treasures: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha As usual there will be ample time for more questions and your thoughts you would like to share in this exploration. These sessions are open to anyone, and designed specifically with Practicing Members in mind.[…]

One Continuous Thread: Home Practice Intensive—August 2022

with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei

August 22 - 28, 2022
ONLINE
Welcome to One Continuous Thread, a way to bring elements of a formal zazen intensive into your daily life. You will be able to view and participate in parallel with ZMM's Sesshin via live webcast. We've designed this retreat keeping in mind the unique circumstances that each person finds themselves in...