Events

Community Town Hall Meeting

A community meeting with Joshin to hear about the health and vitality of Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community. Bring all of your questions about our BLMZC culture, finances, programs, and plans for 2023. Wednesday January 4, 5:30pm Eastern Time (there will be no regular Dharma Talk). The Zoom link will be the usual Dharma Talk […]

Community-Engaged Practice

We use the term Community Engaged Buddhism to describe a way of practicing on the path of service and social action close to home, in the intimacy of a neighborhood and local community. It is about opening the doors for relationship with those who live nearby but have previously been “othered” and marginalized.  Bread Loaf Mountain Zen has experimented with this […]

EcoDharma Group

This is the gift of the Great Turning. When we open our eyes to what is happening, even when it breaks our hearts, we discover our true size; for our heart, when it breaks open, can hold the whole universe. ~ Joanna Macy ~  John Parker Mary Richards and John Parker will be co-facilitating monthly BLMZC […]

Ease and Joy of Mornings – February 2023

Dōgen Zenji, the thirteenth-century founder of our lineage, referred to his method of practice as “simply the dharma gate of enjoyment and ease.” In this half-day retreat facilitated by Taidō and Busshin, we’ll explore this together and provide a live introduction to our Zen practice. The morning will be spent engaging wholeheartedly in alternating periods […]

Ease and Joy of Mornings – April 2023

Dōgen Zenji, the thirteenth-century founder of our lineage, referred to his method of practice as “simply the dharma gate of enjoyment and ease.” In this half-day retreat facilitated by Taidō and Busshin, we’ll explore this together and provide a live introduction to our Zen practice. The morning will be spent engaging wholeheartedly in alternating periods […]

Precepts Reflection and Renewal Ceremony

Every month on the third Wednesday, we recommit ourselves to the peacemaker precepts in a beautiful ceremony of chanting and bows (fusatsu) held during evening meditation. This ceremony is preceded by a brief precept reflection from a sangha member. Join us this month in-person or online on July 19th at 5:30pm Eastern Time. Email us if you need […]

Dharma Talk by Kosan Carla Callahan

On Wednesday December 20 from 5:30 – 6:30pm EST, Kosan Carla Callahan will give the dharma talk. Please e-mail us if you need the zoom link (link is the same for all public dharma talks and ceremonies). Kosan Carla Callahan is a Zen nun and artist and she is living with ALS. Because of this […]

Dharma Reflection Gansho Clark Hanjian

On Wednesday January 10, Gansho will give an online dharma reflection at Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Center. Please join us at Bread Loaf Mountain or on Zoom. The dharma talk starts at 5:30pm. Please email us if you need the zoom link (the link is the same for all public dharma talks and ceremonies). Gansho Clark […]

Dharma Talk by Kosan Carla Callahan

On Wednesday February 28 from 5:30 – 6:30pm EST, Kosan Carla Callahan will give the dharma talk. Topic: "Losing My Religion " Please e-mail us if you need the zoom link (link is the same for all public dharma talks and ceremonies). Kosan Carla Callahan is a Zen nun and artist and she is living […]

Dharma Reflection Gansho Clark Hanjian

On Wednesday April 17, Gansho will give an online dharma reflection at Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Center. Please join us at Bread Loaf Mountain or on Zoom. The dharma talk starts at 5:30pm. Register here for the Zoom link to join us online (the link is the same for all public dharma talks and ceremonies). Gansho […]

Zazenkai – June 8, 2024

Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community 3958 Route 30, Cornwall, VT, United States

Zazenkai, Saturday June 8, facilitated by Taido Strube This Saturday retreat provides the opportunity to join the Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community in several periods of uninterrupted meditation in a full day of silence. We observe Noble Silence throughout the day, including meal and tea time. We engage wholeheartedly in alternating periods of sitting and […]

Free

Singing the Song of Zazen – A Commuter Sesshin – In Person (fully booked) and Online (still openings)

Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community 3958 Route 30, Cornwall, VT, United States

Early morning in May: Looking at Bread Loaf Mountain. (Eisho 2022) Three full days June 13th, 14th, 15th. Let’s get together for a few days, in sesshin, a gathering of our heart-minds and bodies. Let’s spend these days in silence, with periods of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks and lunch together. This retreat is […]