The Wet Mountain Sangha!
A Zen Buddhist
Community in Pueblo, Colorado
Directions to the Zendo Here
Wet Mountain Sangha is a Zen Buddhist community
dedicated to the path of awakening.
group meets weekly on Wednesdays at
6:00 for meditation as well as on the second
and fourth Saturday mornings of each month.
There are no membership dues or sign-up sheets.
The sangha considers anyone to be a member who
wishes to be.
are welcome, and no prior experience is necessary.
A brief orientation to meditation is available
on Wednesdays at 5:40 p.m.
Mountain Sangha: 719 214-6002
meditation instructor at 719 994-3278
Steering Committee Chair,at 719 248-1542
for more information about sittings, precept classes,
koan study, wayfarer
or the next Introduction to Meditation class.
Wet Mountain Sangha located at 740 W 15th
St. is a Zen Buddhist community in Pueblo,
Colorado. The sangha is part of the Open
Source Network, a network of zen practice
communities and individuals in the western
United States committed to co-creation,
life in this world, and awakening together.
helps you go home to the present. And every
time you go there and recognize a condition
of happiness that you have, happiness comes.
Thich Nhat Hanh
recently updated 03-21-15)
Spring Retreat- April
Abbey, Canon City
April our Colorado Open Source community, including
the Wet Mountain Sangha, come together for a week-long
meditation retreat. As new life quickens in the ground
and pushes toward sunlight and air we take time to
join this deep meditation of the world. If you have
any questions about this meditation retreat, you can
check the schedule page, talk with a leader, or the
registrar Steve Milligan email@example.com
(719) 633-5925; or Sarah Bender, Sensei at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 19, Ed Neugebauer has graciously offered to
lead a discussion of the next chapter in the book,
Enthusiasm, pp. 225-268. We'll stay with one chapter
this time to allow those who are a little behind or
are starting late to catch up. Then in May we'll cover
the next two chapters: Heartbreak with Samsara, and
Dissolving the Barriers. This will bring us close
to the end of the book, and we can decide where to
go from there. It's a long book, but Pema so beautifully
encapsulates the many basic teachings of Mahayana
Buddhism, with special emphases on karma, shenpa,
and of course Shantideva's beautiful description of
the path of the Bodhisattva, so central to our tradition.
and Friends of the Wet Mountain Sangha
Saturday, April 4, from 10:00 - 11:30 at the Center
for Inner Peace. We'll unpack the Heart Sutra
line by line to see how this truly is the heart of Buddhist
understanding. Many of the fundamental teachings of
Mahayana Buddhism are packed in there with words that
have rung through temple halls for nearly 2,000 years.
We'll be using a little book by Thich Nhat Hanh called
The Heart of Understanding, which you can get from Amazon
if you like the link is below. I'll also have some copies
of excerpts from the book on the back table at the Center
by early next week, so feel free to take one of them
if you prefer. RSVP's appreciated. Hope to see you on
the 4th! Gassho, --David
Cockrell. . (719) 994-3278