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Boulder Mountain Zendo

1375 Military Way
Salt Lake City, UT  84103
Telephone: (801) 556-1850
Website: www.bouldermountainzendo.org

Description of Organization

The Boulder Mountain Zendo, founded by Diane Musho Hamilton Sensei and Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Sensei, is a center for Zen study and practice. They are both Dharma successors of Soten Genpo Roshi, whose teacher was Taezan Maezumi Roshi. Zen practice is a fundamental commitment to experiencing reality as it is - beautiful, ungraspable and seamless, nothing other than your own life. Their desire is to alleviate suffering, to burst the illusion of separateness and isolation endemic to human experience.

Retreats take place in a traditional Zen sesshin structure with intensive zazen, dharma talks, and interviews with the teacher. The Boulder Mountain Zendo employs innovative remote teaching methods, including tele-courses, virtual temple days, and online koan study. The program of study and practice is designed to appeal to a broad audience, to those in the mainstream, including householders who raise children, hold jobs, and seek liberation within that life plan.

Grant(s) Awarded

The Boulder Mountain Zendo received a grant for $10,000 in June, 2012. The BMZ already has regular communications in place and a budding community life. The grant will be used to assist in deepening individuals' commitment to their practice by offering them scholarships for weekend and extended retreats.

Of the grant received in 2012, $8,000 will provide scholarships and awards-ranging from $50 to $400-to be used to offset the cost of weekend and extended retreats. The balance will be used to launch two matching challenge drives -- one to members and the other to the broader, 800-name database.

In 2013, Boulder Mountain Zendo/Two Arrows Zen received a $2,500 Women in Buddhism grant to support their program, Spiritual Practice for Evolving Women.

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