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.


Local events change often and are announced through email. So if  you live nearby and would like those last-minute notices, email Shodo and ask to be added to that list. We’ve been quiet but are starting into a number of fall activities. Also notice the online groups; the next class will start in January.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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Mountains and Waters Alliance – a poem and a class announcement

Gifts Poems Surrounded by the generosity of donors, I find myself wanting to offer gifts., which mostly means teaching, or inspiration. Here I offer two poems and a class announcement. First, I refer you to the beautiful words of my teacher Shohaku Okumura, found on the front page of the website. And then a sweet […]


“Thank you for doing this on my behalf”

Dear Friends, In 2006 I went on a pilgrimage that was funded by donations each of us solicited, and by begging food and shelter along the way. There were donors who said “Thank you for doing this on my behalf.” In 2013 I led the Compassionate Earth Walk, funded in the same way. That’s in […]

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Important Notices!

Regular Schedule (Online)

  • To access online programs, you will need to use the password, which is a three-letter word starting with capital Z.
  • Monday morning zazen is cancelled. In-person zazen will be added later, and on-line options by request.
  • THE GIFT OF FEARLESSNESS: Thoughtful company during hard times.
  • Upcoming Events

    1. Rohatsu Sesshin – December 1-7 2023

      November 30 @ 6:00 pm - December 7 @ 5:00 pm
    2. January Zen class: Dogen’s vow

      January 3, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - January 17, 2024 @ 8:00 pm


There are many ways to get involved

Learn more about Mountains and Waters Alliance Membership – working to protect and restore the wholeness of life on earth. Its members include human people, rivers, rocks, trees, hills – sentient beings from all parts of the family of life. Check out ways you can Volunteer or.. Consider donating to Mountains and Waters