Well, it has been a long time coming, but Zen Mountain Monastery has opened its doors to non-resident practitioners. Of course, the monastic staff are taking all appropriate precautions to maximize people's health. More specifically, this means being fully vaccinated and having a negative COVID PCR test within the last three days before their arrival at the monastery.
People interested in attending a retreat will have to contact the registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
The Buffalo Zen Dharma Community will continue to offer Zoom group practice opportunities through its usual Tuesday evening program. And it will also continue to offer monthly 1/2 day sits. The dates for these 1/2 day sessions will depend on other events in that month. There is planning going on for a full day practice opportunity (zazenkai) that is expected to be in January of 2021. So keep your ears and eyes open for the latest. If you are not on the mailing list, please do so by going to our "CONTACT" page.
David Kozen Williams, MRO has been a formal student in the Mountains and Rivers Order since 1997.