Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community combines the depth of Zen-based contemplative practice with a commitment to social action. Our four-month apprenticeship program is designed to take you through meditation training, hands-on service to others, dharma study, and grounding in the Three Tenets of a Zen Peacemaker – Not Knowing, Bearing Witness, and Loving Action.
The Bread Loaf Mountain Residential Apprenticeship includes:
The cost of the apprenticeship is $250 per month ($1000 total for four months), with room and board provided, as well as participation in all training programs. Shorter residencies will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Beyond the apprenticeship, those in residential training may live and work at Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community for a mutually agreeable period of time. The suggested fee for continuing residential training is $250 per month; we ask that all who participate in residential training offer some amount of financial support according to their means to help cover the costs of a shared room, community meals, and study with the teacher. Scholarships or full work exchanges are sometimes available.
For more information about residential training and to obtain an application, contact Joshin at firstname.lastname@example.org.