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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MWA – Reflections, and July and August schedule

It’s a magnificent summer day and I can’t bear to be indoors at the computer. So I’m sitting on a bench outside in the shade, warm breeze, scent of trees and flowers and grasses, sounds of insects and birds and squirrels, wondering what to say to you. I’ll start with announcements. July 19-21, Earth Apprentice […]


MWA – Notes from the heart, plus schedule updates – June 2024

“Not knowing is most intimate.” Life continues to be uncertain. It seems more so than usual these days – with climate change, U.S. politics and fears, the actuality of genocide, and civil liberties issues. Relatively safe, I don’t know what to do. Some people have chosen a course and are pursuing it wholeheartedly, and I […]

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Upcoming Events!

  • Events

    1. Earth Apprentice Retreat – July 19-21

      July 19 @ 7:00 pm - July 21 @ 4:00 pm
    2. Dharma talk July 28 at Hokyoji – online

      July 28 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
    3. Sesshin at Farm

      August 16 - August 18
    4. September Zen class: Wednesday evenings, ongoing.

      September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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