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About Mt. Source Sangha

Current Mt. Source teacher Shinko Rick Slone
Mt. Source teacher Shinko Rick Slone

We are a community of people practicing in the world, while communing with the deep spirit of zazen (sitting meditation) in the Soto Zen Buddhist teaching tradition. We wish to make accessible this meditation practice, and invite everyone to join with us. The Dharma informing our buddha work is that of Dogen Zenji, Suzuki Roshi, and the long tradition of buddha ancestors and bodhisattvas, including those both celebrated and unknown. In this new millennium we live in a world where the darkness of greed, hatred, and confusion is widely evident around us, and can seem overwhelming in its power. And yet right amid the corruption and cruelty of our particular time and place there is a wonderful opportunity for us to make a difference to the world by sharing the radiance of good will, uprightness, clarity, and kindness. Finding our own inner joy and integrity in Dharma practice, we accept our interconnectedness with all beings, and the actuality of clear, responsive presence. Thus we can express our sense of wonder and fresh possibility with the world around us. This website offers a variety of ongoing Dharma articles and teachings, as well as information about occasions for joining with us in practice and teaching events. We look forward to offering the teachings and our practice opportunities more widely through this website.

In January, 2007 Mountain Source Sangha's Founding Dharma Teacher Taigen Dan Leighton, relocated to Chicago to lead the Ancient Dragon Zen Gate. Mountain Source Sangha is now lead by Shinko Rick Slone.

SHINKO RICK SLONESHINKO RICK SLONE was ordained as a priest in Suzuki Roshi's lineage by then-Abbot of Zen Center Zoketsu Norman Fischer in 1997, and was Shuso (head monk) at Tassajara Zen Mountain center in 2001. Rick believes that interfaith dialogue and relationship are important if religious organizations are to be vital agents of peace and reconciliation in our difficult times.

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We invite all of you to come and help in the continuity and new unfolding of Mountain Source Sangha.

To carry yourself forward and experience myriad things is delusion. That myriad beings come forth and experience themselves is enlightenment. Those who are greatly enlightened about delusion are buddhas. Those greatly deluded about enlightenment are deluded beings. -Dogen Zenji

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