Happy New Years from Zen Mountain Monastery—
We are currently in our Rohatsu Sesshin which began on December 26 and concludes in the early hours of 2020. If you would like to attend our New Year's services, please call ahead for details.
 
And see below for a number of exciting programs happening at the Monastery this winter, including a retreat exploring the rich potential of relationships with psychologist and psychoanalyst Mark Finn, February 7-9. The following week, February 14-16, Buddhist scholar William Waldron returns to ZMM with a retreat on Yogacara philosophy, with a particular focus on how it can illuminate unexamined biases. 
 
As we enter our 40th year on Tremper Mountain, may this place continue to be a refuge for all wish to practice here and may we all dedicate ourselves, again, to bringing forth the wisdom and peace that resides in every being.
Important Dates for January:
 
1/4                 Zen Teens (1pm - 4pm)
1/5                 What is Whiteness? Study Group (1 - 3pm)
1/9 - 1/12       Dharma Gates Retreat for college-aged practitioners
1/12               Diamond Net meeting on vision impairment (1:30pm)
1/16               Buddhist Studies on Right Effort with Shugen Roshi (7:30pm)
1/17 - 1/19     Precepts I: Compassion Retreat with Shugen Roshi
1/19               Zen Kids & Tweens (9am - 12pm)
1/20 - 1/26     New Year's Sesshin with Shugen Roshi and Hojin Sensei
1/30               Buddhist Studies on Right Mindfulness with Shugen Roshi (7:30pm)
 
Please don't let financial issues prevent you from attending a program at the Monastery.
If you can't afford the program fee, there are options.
Sunday Morning Program
 
The Sunday Program is open to the public and offered every week of the year. If it's your first visit, you'll receive beginning instruction in zazen (Zen meditation) and an orientation to the Monastery.
  9am-noon: Liturgy, zazen, and dharma talk
  Noon-1pm: Lunch & clean-up
  Please arrive by 8:45am and plan to stay for the whole morning. $5 suggested donation.
 
Wednesday Evening Zazen
Beginning instruction in zazen is offered weekly except during sesshin. Please check our calendar to confirm or call the registrar to confirm.
  January-February: 6:30-8pm
  March-December:  7:30-9pm 
 

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