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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 located at 740 W 15th St. 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.

Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.

Thich Nhat Hanh

News (Most recently updated 04-12-15)

2015 Spring Retreat- April 13-19

The Abbey, Canon City

Each April our Colorado Open Source community, including the Wet Mountain Sangha, come together for a week-long meditation retreat. As new life quickens in the ground and pushes toward sunlight and air we take time to join this deep meditation of the world. If you have any questions about this meditation retreat, you can check the schedule page, talk with a leader, or the registrar Steve Milligan (719) 633-5925; or Sarah Bender, Sensei at

Dharma Study Group

On April 19, Ed Neugebauer has graciously offered to lead a discussion of the next chapter in the book, Enthusiasm, pp. 225-268. We'll stay with one chapter this time to allow those who are a little behind or are starting late to catch up. Then in May we'll cover the next two chapters: Heartbreak with Samsara, and Dissolving the Barriers. This will bring us close to the end of the book, and we can decide where to go from there. It's a long book, but Pema so beautifully encapsulates the many basic teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, with special emphases on karma, shenpa, and of course Shantideva's beautiful description of the path of the Bodhisattva, so central to our tradition. Contact David Cockrell 719-994-3843


Members and Friends of the Wet Mountain 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.