***On account of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Blue Mountain Zendo will be suspending its practice schedule until March 30, 2020 and thereafter, depending on the circumstances, until the Second week of April. Thank you for your practice during this challenging time !!! Please check this page for further updates. Gassho.
Weekday sittings be at 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. In the morning there will be a clunk at 6:40 for stretching or for anyone who may have to leave. The rest of us will continue to sit through to 7:00 a.m. and then do a short service. The evening sitting will last until 6:40pm and be followed by a short service.
Sunday sitting will begin at 6:00 a.m., with two periods, one of forty minutes, and one of thirty minutes, with kinhin in between, followed by a longer service. When the service ends we will have coffee, tea, fruit, yogurt, and croissants in the community room. This coffee/tea time will be informal to encourage dharma friendship and speech. Then we will return to the zendo at 9:00 a.m. for another period of zazen, followed by a talk.
Monthy Dharma Seminar
Denkei Raul Moncayo will offer a Dharma Seminar the second Saturday of the month from 2:00‒4:00 p.m. Weather permitting the Seminar will be followed by a one-hour informal yet mindful walk in the El Cerrito nature area two blocks from BMZ, which includes stunning views of the Bay.
Denkei Raul Moncayo will offer zazen instruction as requested. Zazen instruction in Spanish will be offered during Wednesday afternoon zazen. All who want to polish their dharma Spanish are welcomed.