I attended the Branching Streams conference, September 16 to 19, representing Mountain Source Sangha. Branching Streams is a group coordinated by San Francisco Zen Center, that gives sanghas all over the world who practice in Suzuki Roshi’s lineage, chances to talk, meet and exchange experiences. Branching Streams also provides one-off support for some teaching opportunities, and coordinates the sangha week gatherings that Mt. Source has participated in a number of times. In addition to aContinue Reading

The Mountain Source chant book (PDF, 290 KB) is a collection of Soto Zen Buddhist texts that are used at the three Mt. Source practice locations. This book is based on the San Francisco Zen Center chant book, with additions by Taigen Dan Leighton and corrections by Shinko Rick Slone. This PDF may be freely downloaded, copied and reproduced. The chant book includes these texts: SHORT VERSESHEART OF GREAT PERFECT WISDOM SUTRAMAKA HĀNNYA HARAMĪTTA SHĪNContinue Reading