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.

The Alliance reaches out to the public through teaching, writing, and retreats, offering this vision of the human role in the community of life, grounded in the tangible reality of holding and caring for the shared land.

Read More

The farm supports the Alliance and the Zen Community, offering a place for spiritual practice, a home for the work of protection and restoration, and food for residents, volunteers, and sharing.

READ MORE

The practice of awakening is one with the practice of transforming the earth which is our true body. A study and practice group meets at the Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center.

READ MORE

Upcoming Events

Starts: Sat Jun 08 - 9:00 AM

16922 Cabot Avenue

Permaculture farm work day, in the country.

  • 28
  • Jun

Starts: Fri Jun 28 - 12:00 AM

16922 Cabot Avenue

Silent meditation retreat in the Zen tradition. If you would like to come, please speak with

  • 20
  • Jul

Starts: Sat Jul 20 - 9:00 AM

16922 Cabot Avenue

Permaculture farm work day, in the country.

  • 26
  • Jul

Starts: Fri Jul 26 - 12:00 AM

16922 Cabot Avenue

Silent meditation retreat in the Zen tradition. If you would like to come, please speak with

Newsletters and Updates

Keep up to date with everything happening with Mountains and Waters - Sign up to our email lists - be sure to let us know what updates you want



Latest News

14
May

May newsletter: What do you love?

what do you love? Not as an abstraction or an ideal What do you love enough to take action to defend it? Know it name it own it claim it it is under immediate threat by taking action to defend it, nurture it, grow it you grow into the person you were meant to be […]

15
Apr

April newsletter: God bless the grass

There’s a thing about dancing: it’s an act of life, it expresses being alive in body as well as in heart, and it’s a way of connecting with the world around us. For about ten years of my life, I lived to dance. Then, I went down to the Women’s Coffeehouse whenever they were open […]

08
Apr

Dancing at the Gates

I spent the weekend at Winyan Awanyankapi,“Protecting the Lifegivers” – a conference about missing and murdered indigenous women. While there were painful stories, my experience was more about healing and hope – and connecting with people of like heart. Something important happened for me, that I want to share. I was in a workshop by […]

01
Apr

Declare Climate Emergency

It’s spring. Things are moving and melting. We like this, sometimes. I spent half of Friday outside in the garden, and came back happy. And we don’t like it, sometimes. In Mogadishu (Somalia) people are dying in the floods. Nebraska has had such flood damage that food prices will be way higher this fall, if […]

WHY NOT BECOME A MEMBER, DONATE OR VOLUNTEER?

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