The Mountains and Rivers Order (MRO) is a Western Zen Buddhist lineage established by the late John Daido Loori Roshi and dedicated to sharing the dharma as it has been passed down, generation to generation, since the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. Zen Mountain Monastery, the main house of the Mountains and Rivers Order, is one of the West’s most respected Zen Buddhist monasteries and training centers. Nestled in New York’s beautiful Catskill Mountains, the Monastery draws its strength from the ancient tradition of Buddhist monasticism. Since 1980, the Monastery has offered spiritual practitioners traditional and innovative ways to engage the dharma through a wide range of retreats and residential programs that unfold within the context of authentic, full-time Zen monastic training. The Zen Center of New York City: Fire Lotus Temple is the city branch of Zen Mountain Monastery. Supporting home practitioners in the metropolitan area, ZCNYC offers varied practice opportunities within the Eight Gates training matrix.
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Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi Zen Mountain Monastery, 4/8/2021
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A lifeline for a beginner
I am new to the practice and have found ZMM as a virtual sangha during this difficult and unusual pandemic era. The talks always seem to touch on something I desperately need to hear. I am amazed at how Geoffrey Shugen Arnold Roshi keeps the discourse relevant to our time. It’s another wonderful reminder that Buddhism’s power is alive and real. We have a great responsibility to spread the dharma with skillful means during such pressing times.
Works Class Teachera
The speakers at Zen Mountain Monastery are warm, thoughtful, and principled. Each one of their talks is filled with lessons that can be revisited (a d applied) again and agai . My life is better because these podcasts are available.
The master’s tools
A thoughtful talk about the motivation of honesty, and yet I am reminded, “the masters tools will never dismantle the masters house. “ - Audrey Lord 1979.
Thank you for your teaching.