Mountains and Waters Alliance exists to heal the deep cause of the climate emergency in the rift between the dominant human culture and the whole of life on earth. Together with all beings, we protect and restore the living earth.

We create and nourish communities, rooted in meditation and ceremony, that practice farming as activism and defend land, water, and life as healing work; we learn, teach, and invite others to join us.

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Farm events and residence – Mountains and Waters Alliance – March 5 and later

Here’s a quick note to share some opportunities coming up. Workdays: Sunday, March 5, 12-5: coppicing black locusts. We planted black locust trees in 2015, and it’s time to manage them – cutting back and trimming. Black locust wood is highly valuable as firewood and fence posts; it’s also an invasive species and we’ll probably […]


February Events at Mountains and Waters Alliance – corrected

Dear Folks, this is embarrassing. The date is February 11, not February 4th. Forgive any confusion. This is correct! Introduction to Zen: February 11 at 10 am. This two-hour program includes meditation instruction, meditation (zazen), a talk about Zen, and discussion. You need to register; directions and more information will be sent.   Tapping Maples […]

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Regular Schedule (Online)

  • To access morning online zazen or any classes, you will need to use the password, which is a three-letter word starting with capital Z.
  • Zazen is online Mondays, 6:00 am CT.
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– Monday Mornings 6:00am CT

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Zen Study Group
– Wednesday 6:30 – 8pm CT

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  • Upcoming Events

    1. Land Care Retreat April 2023

      April 14 @ 7:00 pm - April 16 @ 3:00 pm


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