Mountain Source Sangha was founded in 1994 by Taigen Dan Leighton. The Bolinas group meets monthly at St. Aidan’s Church. The San Rafael group has merged with Layla Smith Bockhorst’s Mountain Root Sangha (formerly in Corte Madera/Larkspur) and is once again meeting at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in San Rafael.
From the beginning, Mountain Source’s goal has been to provide an opportunity for Zen Buddhist meditation, education and community, in a less formal, neighborly setting.
In 2008, Taigen Dan Leighton relocated to Chicago and founded the Ancient Dragon Zen Gate sangha. Since that time, the Mountain Source groups have been led, individually and collaboratively, by Kiku Christina Lehnherr, Kokyo Henkel, Shinko Rick Slone and Sesei Meg Levie.
The sitting locations are now led by Teishin Layla Smith Bockhorst in San Rafael and Anbo Stuart Kutchins in Bolinas. The former San Francisco group is not currently meeting.
The sangha is tended by a volunteer board of directors, which meets quarterly. All meetings are open to the public.