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The Wet Mountain Sangha!

A Zen Buddhist Community in Pueblo, Colorado

Find Directions to the Zendo Here

The Wet Mountain Sangha is a Zen Buddhist community dedicated to the path of awakening.

The group meets weekly on Wednesdays at 6:00 for meditation as well as on the second and fourth Saturday mornings of each month. There are no membership dues or sign-up sheets. The sangha considers anyone to be a member who wishes to be.

All are welcome, and no prior experience is necessary. A brief orientation to meditation is available on Wednesdays at 5:40 p.m.

Wet Mountain Sangha: 719 214-6002

Contact David Cockrell, meditation instructor at 719 994-3278

or Doug Mesner, Steering Committee Chair,at 719 248-1542

for more information about sittings, precept classes, koan study, wayfarer
or the next Introduction to Meditation class.

The Wet Mountain Sangha located at 740 W 15th St. wetmountainsangha1@gmail is a Zen Buddhist community in Pueblo, Colorado. The sangha is part of the Open Source Network, a network of zen practice communities and individuals in the western United States committed to co-creation, life in this world, and awakening together.


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The Summer Meditation Retreat

Hello Companions

Just two weeks remain until Tuesday, July 7, the opening day of Summer Meditation Retreat. This is Wet Mountain Sangha's five day July retreat with Sensei Andrew Palmer

. The retreat runs from Tuesday evening, July until Saturday afternoon, July 11. It is a rare opportunity, right here in Pueblo, to grab some quiet in the middle of a hot summer in the city. For a few days, leave behind the phones calls, the electronics and the modern pace of life. Follow in the footsteps of Buddhist nuns and monks throughout the centuries. Perhaps you can discover something about yourself. Registration is going well but openings are available for anyone who would like to take advantage of this convenient and affordable retreat.

We are also happy for people to register for single day participation. If you are not attending the retreat - you are welcome to join us in the evenings for meditation and a dharma talk from teacher Andrew Palmer. These talks will be on Tues July 7, Wed July 8, Thur July 9 and Fri July 10. The evening meditation period in a retreat begins at 6:30 PM. Visitors should arrive by 6:15 so they can find a seat and settle into the retreat atmosphere. Please respect the silence; retreat participants are holding the silence 24/7. Please note that normal Wednesday services will not be held. Instead please come at 6:15 and join in the evening meditation and Dharma talk. Doug Mesner (retreat coordinator) 719-248-1542"


The basic full day retreat schedule (some modest changes may be made at the time of retreat) First meditation block 5:25 AM to 7:30 AM - includes tea ceremony, traditional breakfast Break and work practice 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Second Meditation Period 9:00 to 12:00 noon - includes sutra service, yoga or long walk, individual meetings with teacher Silent lunch, work practice and break Noon to 2:00 Third Meditation block 2:00 to 5:00 Includes yoga or long walk, meetings with teacher, group reading 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM - Silent supper, work practice and break 6:30 to 9:00 Fourth Meditation Block Includes Dharma Talk and End of Day ceremony Tuesday opening ceremony 7:30PM to 9:00 Saturday - closing day 5:25AM to 2:00 PM . For more information click July Retreat or see the schedule page.

New Tuesday Mornings Sittings

Member and friends of the Wet Mountian Sangha, for those who have been looking for a practice opportunity but are burdened with the hustle-and-bustle of the daily-grind schedule, Wet Mountain Sangha is expanding Open Hall to include Tuesday mornings. Morning meditation has been a foundation for daily practice across traditions and it is with this spirit that WMS invites anyone and everyone to take up the path and join us at the Zendo (for open hall) from 6:30 am- to 7:30 am at the CIP. Arrive a little early if you wish for orientation or to help with the set up. It is okay to quietly arrive or leave at 7:00.