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Welcome to
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 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.

News (Most recently updated 10-24-14)

Body of the Way Practice Period: A time of conscious deepening and extending our individual and collective practice of the Bodhisattva Way. Many practice opportunities are unfolding during late October, November and early December! A new koan study, precepts study sessions, a full-day retreat November 8, Work in the Room with Sarah and Andrew, a talk by Sarah, and a "Buddha Wakes Retreat December 6 & 7. See Sarah Bender Sensei's letter to the Wet Mountain Sangha inviting all of us to join in the Practice Period.

Precepts Study Group: Ten sessions studying the lay precepts in our Zen tradition, leading to the ceremony of Taking Refuge in the Bodhisattva Way. November 1 & 15, December 20, January 10 & 31, February 14 & 28, March 14 & 28, and April 11. The ceremony will be at the Spring Long Meditation Retreat April 15-19, 2015.

Autumn Breeze Full-day Retreat with Andrew Palmer, Sensei. Saturday, November 8, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Sitting and walking meditation, a full sutra service, dharma talk, Work in the Room, and a vegetarian potluck lunch. Contact Doug Mesner for registration and more information.

Public Dharma Talk with Sarah Bender, Sensei. Wednesday, November 19 at the regular Wednesday evening sitting. The talk will be open to anyone from the Pueblo and southern Colorado communities.

Dharma Study, third Sunday of each month with Merrilee Barnett. The group meets on the third Sundays of each month from 10:00 am to 12 noon at Monika Stanelle's house, 1974 Kingfisher Ct. in Pueblo. The next meeting will be November November 16, and will be led by Merrilee. The group is beginning Chogyam Trungpa's Shambala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior. Everyone is welcome to join in, and now is a great time to get involved with the dharma study group if you have been considering it! If you have questions about the group or the readings or would like to join the email list, contact Merrilee Barnett for more information.


Click on the Regular Events page for Saturday practice opprtunities, meditations, dharma study, and Introduction to Zen Meditation classes. If you're new to practice, there's a summary of our basic forms there as well. Practice leaders can also find the current leadership schedule there.

Click on Schedule for information about upcoming retreats and special events.