- Zen Mountain Monastery
Infobox Buddhist temple
name = Zen Mountain Monastery
denomination = Mountains and Rivers Order (
founded = 1980
John Daido Loori
roshi = John Daido Loori
Geoffrey Shugen Arnold
address = P.O.Box 197 Mount Tremper,
country = flagicon|USA
phone = (845) 688-2228
website = [http://www.mro.org/ www.mro.org/]
Zen Mountain Monastery (or, Doshinji) is a Zen Buddhist monastery and training center on a 250-acre forested property in the
Catskill Mountainsin Mount Tremper, New York. It was founded in 1980 by John Daido Loori, Roshi, and serves as the main house of the Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism, also founded by Daido Roshi in 1980. It combines the Rinzaiand SotoZen traditions, in both of which Daido Roshi received Dharmatransmission. Besides Daido Roshi, Zen Mountain Monastery has two additional teachers: Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei, who received Dharma transmission from Daido Roshi in 1997, and Konrad Ryushin Marchaj, Osho. (Daido Roshi's first dharma heir, Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei, founded a new Zen training center, Hermitage Heart, in 2004.)
Zen Mountain Monastery is home to several other monastics and lay residents. Currently, there are twelve monastics living at the monastery. These individuals have taken life vows of simplicity and stability. They do not work outside the monastery, earn money, or have children (some monastics had children and raised them to adulthood before taking vows.) Cybermonk is a senior monastic available through e-mail to answer questions about Zen practice and training at the monastery. To send a message to Cybermonk, email email@example.com.
The monastery's schedule includes a Sunday morning program open to the general public and a variety of weekend and week-long Zen training programs, focusing variously on painting, poetry,
shakuhachiperformance, Zen archery ( kyūdō), qigong, and many other activities. Additionally, week-long intensive meditation retreats called sesshinare held monthly.
The monastery grounds are also home to the Zen Environmental Studies Institute and Dharma Communications, which runs The Monastery Store and WZEN.org online radio and publishes "Mountain Record: The Zen Practitioner's Journal" and other print, audio, video and online information resources.
Timeline of Zen Buddhism in the United States
* [http://www.mro.org/mro.html Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism]
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