Mountains and Waters Zen Community

The practice of awakening is one with the practice of transforming the earth which is our true body.

For about four years, a study and practice group has met intermittently at the Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center. Talks, classes, and retreats are offered from time to time at various locations, including the farm, which is slowly building a residential spiritual community including long and short-term residents. Daily practice there includes sitting meditation, work, and living together, plus monthly retreats and 3-month training periods. We practice in the “just sitting” style of Uchiyama Roshi’s Antaiji.

The Zen Community is currently on a break from weekly sittings – but check back – and do sign up to the mailing list – as things do change.

Founder Shodo Spring is a Zen priest, Dharma heir of Shohaku Okumura Roshi, mother and grandmother, leader of the 2013 Compassionate Earth Walk, author of Take Up Your Life: Making Spirituality Work in the Real World (Tuttle 1996) plus many essays in anthologies.