The Buddha teaches that spiritual friendship is “the whole of the spiritual life.” Spiritual friendship and service to those who live at the margins of society is the practice heart of Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community.
Ongoing Service Paths
At Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community, we offer service programs that respond to unmet needs of people in our region. Our aim is to engage in service in ways characterized by acceptance, friendship, equality, neighborliness, dignity, and warmth. Our aim is simply to be good neighbors, walking a path of mutual discovery and care that deepens over time.