Peacemaker Quilts at BLMZC

Sewing the World Together We’re very excited to kick off our new Peacemaker Quilts project here at Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community. Sangha members in Vermont and around the world will be sewing together blocks that will be brought together into twin-size quilts to…

Chant Book for Home Practice

The chants and prayers we use during the meditations and services are in our Chantbook for Home Practice  

The Song of Every Being

From a distance the world looks blue and green, and the snow capped mountains white. From a distance the ocean meets the stream, and the eagle takes to flight. From a distance, there is harmony, and it echoes through the land. It’s the voice…

Ignorance Dharma Talk by Peggy Murray

The topic for this dharma talk arose as a result of a recent discussion. Some of you know that Joshin teaches a yearlong course called Infinite Circle designed to explore the personal, collective and systemic complexities of poverty. A second year is offered to…

A Simple Way

If you are like me, perhaps a wellspring of gladness arises when you begin to imagine what is possible in 2021. While 2020 has challenged everyone, it has also made us think about what we cherish most about our lives, the world we live…

Infinite Circle – Community Engaged Buddhism: applications are open

The second Saturday of January 2022 we start with the third group of our study and practice group on Community Engaged Buddhism “The Infinite Circle” More information you find here:  https://www.breadloafmountainzen.org/infinite-circle/

Community Engaged Zen Practice

Hello Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Sangha, We’ve been cooking up some good stuff this past month. The three-week pop-up initiative, Food for Families, which started on August 17th finished up on September 4th.  During a three week gap in the federal school lunch program…

Mobile Cafe StreetGreens

Dear Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community,  Covid-19 has changed our lives. Things always change and our Zen practice is training on how to show up for whatever is happening, nimbly and with open hearts and minds. The Zen Peacemaker’s three tenets of Not Knowing,…

Public Online Events

Please write Petra (info[at]breadloafmountainzen.org) to receive the zoom link to our online events.

Forty-nine or Fifty? Bearing Witness to Every Life Lost

June 18, 2016 In the days following the terrible mass shooting in Orlando there were vigils and protests all over the country. We were remembering the 50 people who died, as reported in the headlines of the New York Times on Sunday morning. I…