Monastery Abbess Shundo Aoyama Roshi and her attendant and Abbess
Dai-En after her Abbess Installation Ceremony greeting the Abbess'
first of the six “Perfections,” or Paramitas, is Giving. In giving we
receive merit, because we help something good continue in the
world. When we give, it actually benefits our meditation
practice, strengthening our ability to trust the universe and what
comes. A flow and ebb is created in both directions.
Donations help to maintain Mount Equity and aid unwaged participants.
It is through the mutual exchange of offerings for the priceless
Dharma teachings that a Zendo is able to flourish and meet the
growing needs of those who come to its doors.
Becoming A Friend of Mt. Equity Zendo
Thanks to the donations of many people in the past we are able
to provide Zen Meditation retreats today. Mount Equity Zendo
is a 501(c)3 religious organization and all offerings made beyond
the suggested donations are tax deductible. Friends receive
discounts on retreats, free Tuesday/Thursday evening meditation,
and access to our library. To become a MEZ Friend, please consider
the level of monthly support you feel most comfortable with:
$20 (Mindful Friend)
$30 (Concentrated Friend)
$40 (Insightful Friend)
or other (Flexible Friend)
...and email us at registrar, mail us at:
Mt. Equity Zendo
P.O. Box 202
Or simply donate through Paypal:
No one is turned away for lack of funds who sincerely
wishes to try this practice. We recognize the circumstances of students and persons on fixed
Pictured: Ryosen-San and Fuukan-San with Mackey the cat.