Welcome to the Mountain Source Sangha Website
Mountain Source Sangha was founded by Taigen Dan Leighton in 1998. Mountain Source is now lead by Layla Smith Bockhorst in Bolinas and Corte Madera.
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 sentient beings. -Dogen Zenji
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.
Visit the Ancient Dragon Zen Gate sangha website for details of Taigen Dan Leighton's current dharma activities in Chicago.
Site updated on December 14, 2014
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