Welcome to The Wet Mountain Sangha!
A Zen Buddhist community in Pueblo, Colorado dedicated to the path of awakening. While Zen is very much an individual undertaking, it can be much more powerful practiced in community, and the sangha community becomes a wonderful support for practice. All are welcome, and no prior experience is necessary.
The group meditates weekly on Wednesdays and on the second, and fourth Saturdays of each month at the Center for Inner Peace 740 W 15th St 81003.
Every Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm at The Center for Inner Peace. Arrive 20 minutes early for a brief introduction to meditation, and/or read the basic meditation forms page.
6:00 Welcome and brief orientation
6:05 Introductory Chant
6:10 First 25-minute sitting meditation period
6:35 Walking Meditation
6:45 Second 25-minute sitting meditation period
7:10 Readings, Thoughts, and Announcements
7:20 Closing Chant
First Wednesdays- 5pm Work In The Room
Third Wednesdays – 5pm Practice Check-in, and 6:45 Dharma Talk
On the third Wednesday of every month at 5:00 PM, Andrew Palmer, Sensei, is facilitating a Practice Check-in in the Center basement before the regular Wednesday sitting. These drop-in sessions are forums for discussions of bringing our lives to practice, and bringing practice to our lives. No pre-registration required, and it’s O.K. to come a little late if your schedule requires it.
Dharma Talks – There will be one period of meditation followed by a Dharma Talk by Andrew Palmer, Sensei, and a discussion.
On the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month from 8am to 10 am, also at the Center. On Saturdays, there are four sitting periods of 25 minutes each, beginning on the half-hour, with walking meditation in between. No chanting or readings, just meditation. Come for all or part of the time, but please enter and exit the zendo during the walking meditations.
8:00 First 25-minute sitting meditation period
8:25 Walking Meditation
8:30 Second 25-minute sitting meditation period
8:55 Walking Meditation
9:00 Third 25-minute sitting meditation period
9:25 Walking Meditation
9:30 Fourth 25-minute sitting meditation period
9:55 Closing Chant
Second Saturday – Entering the Stream 10:15am
Fourth Saturday – Full Sutra Service 9am
Second Friday – Koan Gatherings 6pm
These are koan seminars led by Andrew Palmer, Sensei. Second Friday of every month, 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the home of Kerry Kramer. Email Sensei if you’re interested in joining firstname.lastname@example.org